Beitrag zum Sahel und West Africa Club - Arbeitsprogramm 2017-2018

Contract partner: OECD / SWAC - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / Sahel and West Africa ClubCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.01.2017End: 31.12.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The objective of the Sahel Westafrica Club Secretariat (SWAC) is to strenghten regional and international strategy coordination mechanisms and to help to adapt policy visions and tools to the changing circumstances in West Africa. Main objectives of the SWAC programme of work 2017-2018 are the strenghtening of the regional governance of food and nutrition security in Westafrica with a special focus on cities and border and the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation.

Expected results

Expected results are 1) a better understanding of food and nutrition security issues in the region through strenghtening of the Regional Governance of Food and Nutrition security (RPCA, AGIR), 2) an improvement in policy maker's and key stakeholder's understanding of food system transformations and policies through analysing food systems and policies, 3) an improvement in policy maker's and development practitioner's awareness of alternative approaches to analysing cross-border co-operation (cities and borders), 4) an improvement of statistical knowledge of gender, security and urbanisation issues and 5) a better policy dialogue and policy formulation in stakeholder countries.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The estimated programm beneficiaries for 2017-2018 will be 600 participants to the bi-annual and 250 to the annual meetings, 4000 recipients of corporate communications relative to the projects, 100 attendees of the SWAC Week thematic sessions, 1000 recipients of the Crossborder publication, 40 attendees of the special envoy and Sahel partner network meetings, 350 attendees of the Sahel and West Africa Week, 3000 visitors to the SWAC Website,720 Twitter followers. ADC's contribution to the programme will therefore ensure coverage of approximately 450 beneficiaries for 2017-2018


Main activities are: ad 1) facilitating dialogue, strenghtening the Food Crises Prevention and Management Network (RPCA) , support to the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR), and evaluation and implementation of the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management (PREGEC), ad 2) analysis (nutrition security ,urban food ), facilitating policy dialogue, ad 3) food security and information systems, analysis of women trader's networks, ad 4) production of the regional SIGI report 2018,ad5) facilitate regional policy dialogue, organising the Sahel and Westafrica Week


Drawing on factual studies and independent analyses, the Club devises strategic guidelines and policy tools for Members and other stakeholders. It is also a space for policy dialogue. As a member of the OECD Development Cluster, the SWAC Secretariat 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, energy and security issues which are priority areas of Austrian’s development cooperation in West Africa.

Members of the Club and financial partners are Austria, Belgium, Canada, CILSS1, ECOWAS, the EU, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States and UEMOA.

project number1749-00/2017
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Desertification: 1
  • 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.