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Panel Discussion With CILSS

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 12:00 - 14:00


Panel Discussion on "Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development: A Sahelian Perspective"

Partnership Office
499 S. Capitol Street, SW Ste#500B
Washington, D.C. 20003

Alhousseini Bretaudeau
Executive Secretary, Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)

Dramane Coulibaly
Food Security And Environment Regional Program Coordinator, CILSS

Bernard Dembele
Nutritional specialist, CILSS

Roy Stacy

ClLSS is an organisation of nine West African countries: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. The organisation was founded in 1973 to fight the effects of drought and desertificalion in the Sahel Zone.

The Executive Secretary and his team will present an overview of CILSS, highlighting achievements in food security, natural resource management, population and development; its work in support of policy development, information, training and research coordination; and the the role of CILSS as lead institution for NEPAD and ECOWAS for pillars 1 and 3 of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP).


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