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2013

Regional livelihoods resilience support programme for food and nutrition security coordination and risk management in West Africa

Afrique de l’Ouest et Sahel

Titre : Regional livelihoods resilience support programme for food and nutrition security coordination and risk management in West Africa

Pays /Région : Afrique de l’Ouest et Sahel

Localisation  : West Africa and the Sahel

Code du projet : OSRO/RAF/305/USA

Durée : 01/05/2013 - 30/04/2014

Présentation
Objectifs : To strengthen the resilience of populations affected by malnutrition and food insecurity and reduce the negative impact of food and nutrition crises in West Africa.
Activités Regional Resilience, Emergency and Rehabilitation Office for West Africa (REOWA) activities linked to Output 1 (Crisis preparedness is strengthened through a better regional coordination) : •Contributed to writing and reviewing the regional Humanitarian Appeals and improved performance indicators. •Highlighted key gaps in resources and key advocacy actions required by stakeholders from the coordination fora. •Participated in the Inter Agency Standing Committee, United Nations Office for West Africa and United Nations Development Group for Western and Central Africa meetings to share food security analyses and promote resilient livelihoods. •Participated in the Regional Resilience Core Group, contributing to adequately taking into account food and nutrition security aspects. •Contributed to the work of the regional disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management (DRR/DRM) Working Groups (i.e. DRR, emergency preparedness and response and Mali+) and supported contingency planning and other preparedness activities in the region.

REOWA activities linked to Output 2 (DRR and resilience approaches are promoted among food security and nutrition stakeholders) : •Co-chaired and participated in Food Security and Nutrition Working Group meetings. •Promoted DRR and resilience strategies among the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners including cash and safety nets when relevant in the coordination fora. •Participated and contributed to the DRR national/regional workshops for capacity building and sharing of best practices.

REOWA activities linked to Output 3 (Food security needs assessment, monitoring and early warning systems at national and regional levels are strengthened in a concerted and integrated way) : •Provided DRR support to, and share relevant information with, FAO’s offices in the subregion. •Provided analysis of the subregional food security and nutrition situation, and monthly FAO/World Food Programme (WFP) joint food security notes, alerts and food security forecasts. •Participated in the CILSS Food Crises Prevention and Management Network and Food Crises Prevention Network meetings, and promoted the household livelihoods approach. •Participated in the subregional studies and assessments including annual crop and market assessments. •Provided strategic and technical support to FAO’s offices in the subregion. •Participated in the national Cadre harmonisé (CH)/International Food Security Phase Classification exercises and early warning systems training when necessary. •Contributed to the technical improvement of CH. •Participated in the Technical Committee of CH meetings.

Mots clés : WEST AFRICA, SAHEL, RESILIENCE, FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, RESOURCE PARTNERS, UNITED STATES,

Bénéficiaires : The various partners mentioned in the section above directly benefited from the project ; vulnerable households in the region indirectly benefited from the project.

Partenaires : Various food and nutrition stakeholders intervening in West Africa and the Sahel, including the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), donors, governments, Non-governmental Organizations and United Nations agencies.

Financement : United States of America

Contribution : USD 600 001

Présentation : FAO

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