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14 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP in collaboration with the European Union, the Government and local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is involved in an initiative to introduce local products in the school meals programme.

  • A budget revision was approved to continue capacity development and augmentation activities in the Development Project (DEV 200295).

Operational Updates

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.

03 Feb 2017 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 653ème réunion tenue le 20 janvier 2017, à Addis Abéba, a adopté la décision qui suit sur les élections en Afrique :

Le Conseil,

03 Feb 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 653rd meeting, held on 20 January 2017, in Addis Ababa, adopted the following decision on Elections in Africa:

Council,

  1. Takes note of the briefing provided by the Commission, on “Elections in Africa: September – December 2016” covering the following countries: Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Seychelles and Zambia. Council also takes note of the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Gabon.

01 Feb 2017 description

MAIN TARGETS FOR 2017

  • Conflict-affected people in northern Cameroon better cope with their situation with emergency assistance from the ICRC. Some use ICRC-provided seed/tools or veterinary services to regain or bolster sources of food and income.

  • In northern Cameroon, sick and wounded people have improved access to services at ICRC-supported health facilities. Those unable to reach these facilities are able to receive treatment from mobile health units.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • The school meals programme managed by the Government continues to face a critical funding gaps. Since the beginning of the school year in September, no meal has been served in the school canteens.
  • A Budget Revision extending the current project for one year was approved by the Regional Bureau.

WFP Assistance

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Executive Summary

Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • To support handover process, the Country Office is planning a training on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the canteens managers and the teachers in all districts of Sao Tome and Principe. The training is scheduled for December.

  • The school meals programme managed by the Government faces critical funding gaps. Since the beginning of the school year in September, no meal has been served in the school canteens.

Operational Updates

17 Nov 2016 description

L'Initiative met en relief le rôle essentiel de l'agriculture dans l'action climatique consécutivement à l’Accord de Paris

17 novembre 2016, Rome - Reconnaissant le fardeau disproportionné que le changement climatique fait peser sur les petits Etats insulaires en développement (PEID), la FAO vient d’annoncer son soutien aux efforts déployés par six pays insulaires africains en vue de rendre leur agriculture plus résiliente face aux chocs climatiques tout en stimulant leur développement économique.

17 Nov 2016 description

Initiative underlines agriculture’s essential role in post-Paris climate action

17 November 2016, Rome -- Recognizing the disproportionate burden that climate change places on small island developing states (SIDS), FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make their agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development, the agency said today.

10 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

 Recommendations from the SABER exercise were used to prepare the Budget Revision.

 The school meals programme managed by the Government faces critical funding gaps. Since the beginning of the school year in September, no meal has been served in the school canteens.

Operational Updates

24 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s evaluation team shared a report which identifies the actions needed to continue implementing the development project.

  • The decentralized evaluation mission recommended to extend the current project for 3 additional years in order to focus on developing the capabilities of the Government to assume the transition successfully.

  • The geographical isolation and small size of the country negatively affects resource mobilization WFP WFP Assistance efforts.

Operational Updates