WFP evaluation team is currently finalizing a report, which identifies the actions necessary to continue implementing the development project and future priorities in the country.
Geographical isolation of the country from the region negatively influences the capacity to mobilise resources.
As the representative of the current Chair of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, I have the honour to transmit to you herewith (see annex) the report of the Committee on its forty-first ministerial meeting, which was held in Libreville from 23 to 27 November 2015, together with the following documents:
• Status of implementation of the recommendations of the fortieth meeting and the list of recommendations of the thirty-ninth meeting;
WFP’s focus is to continue the transition to the Government through a gradual phase-out of WFP assistance, providing capacity development activities in the education sector and technical support until the end of the project in December 2016.
The Government through PNASE (National School Feeding and Health Programme) has already assumed management of the school canteen starting in September 2015.
WFP has been present in Sao Tome and Principe since 1976.
Summary of WFP assistance
A new financing agreement between the Global Fund and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in São Tomé and Príncipe targets those most at risk of contracting malaria and paves the way for elimination of the disease in the country.
La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds
DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.
West & Central Africa conference on financing for water, sanitation aims to get more funding to sector
DAKAR, Senegal, 15 December 2015 – Around 180,000 children under 5 years old die every year – roughly 500 a day – in sub-Saharan Africa due to diarrhoeal diseases linked to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), UNICEF said ahead of a conference in Dakar on financing for the sector.
In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP focuses on supporting the Government with capacity development activities. The objective is for the government to acquire sufficient capacity to manage a national school feeding programme by gradually transferring responsibility for providing a daily hot meal to schoolchildren from the WFP programme to the government. During this gradual transfer, WFP continues to provide technical assistance to the Coordination Unit of the National School Feeding and Health Programme (PNASE) and the government.
Addis Abéba, le 28 octobre 2015: La Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), en collaboration avec le Centre régional des Nations unies pour la paix et le désarmement en Afrique (UNREC), a organisé une formation de deux jours sur l'identification et le traçage des armes légères et de petit calibre et leurs munitions pour les États membres de la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique centrale (CEEAC).
UNODC launches strategy against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in West and Central Africa
7 September, 2015 - UNODC recently launched its Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa. With these two regions considered points of origin, transit and destination for victims of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants, the new Regional Strategy aims to assist the affected countries in dismantling the criminal networks while at the same time protecting the victims of these crimes.
Cameroon's capital hosts two meetings that started on 24 August and which bring together about 40 participants, including Heads of Veterinary Services, Directors of laboratories and officials of epidemiological surveillance services from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe.
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has a long way to go in preventing regional crises. Many challenges remain in making the infrastructure (especially the Central African Early Warning Mechanism and the Central African Multinational Force) operational and effective, and there is a gap between ambition and reality.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP focuses on providing children with school meals and supporting the Government with capacity development activities. The objective is for the government to acquire sufficient capacity to manage a national school feeding programme by gradually transferring responsibility for providing a daily hot meal to schoolchildren from the WFP school feeding programme to the government.
UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper
Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance
Summary: 23 June 2015, Brussels - Today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, signed the Central Africa Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for an amount of €350 million for the period 2014-2020.
The signature took place in the presence of Ministers and representatives of the Central African region, the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and the President of the Commission for Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).
Summary of WFP assistance:
Development project 200295 was focused on providing children with school meals and supporting the government with capacity development activities. The objective is for the government to acquire sufficient capacity to manage a national school feeding programme on its own by gradually transferring responsibility for providing a daily hot meal to schoolchildren from the WFP school feeding programme to the government.
In the Central Africa Region, the year 2014 was marked significant displacement of people in the Central African Republic (CAR), following continuous acts of violence and political instability. Most of these refugees and migrants moved into Cameroon, Republic of Congo (RoC), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while some internally displaced persons (IDPs) were identified and supported by the IFRC and the CAR Red Cross in CAR.