Beitrag zum Sahel und West Africa Club - Arbeitsprogramm 2015-16

Contract partner: OECD / SWAC - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / Sahel and West Africa ClubCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) is a group of West African regional organisations (ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS), countries and int. organisations that work together towards the development and integration of West Africa. Its mission is to pool together Members’ experiences, ideas and perspectives to build more effective regional policies. As part of the OECD the SWAC contributes to the work of the Organisation and ensures that West African concerns and initiatives are taken into account in global debates, particularly those on food and security issues (priority areas of the Austrian development cooperation).

Activities and expected results:

1.Regional governance of food security

- Concerted food security action by strengthening the regional Food Crises Prevention Network (RPCA) and promoting the implementation of the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management (4 RPCA meetings held, altogether 600 partipants).

- Support to the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR), elaboration of national resilience plans including harmonised resilience indicators in 16 countries until 2016.

- Increase in collective capacities (including civil actors) to prevent and manage food crises.

2.Effectiveness of cross-border co-operation

- Study of approaches likely to enhance the effectiveness of cross-border co-operation and their incorporation into regional policies and programs (1 study published in 2016 and promoted to key audiences, 3 000 subscribers).

- Support to make the ECOWAS Strategy for the Sahel operational and financed in 2015.

3.Advocacy and communication

- Facilitate regional policy dialogue, organising the 2015 and 2016 Sahel and West Africa Week with more than 300 participants and contribute to other international fora.

- Regular information services, monitoring of regional trends, weekly news briefs (3 000 subscribers, 500 regular followers), access to regional data, maps and publications within the West Africa Gateway, social media.

project number1749-01/2014
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.