Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 09:30

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the launching and planning workshop of the Regional Project to Promote Climate- Smart Agriculture in West Africa. was held in Abgélouvé, Togo. The launching ceremony was attended by various stakeholders who reiterated their commitment to the fight against climate change and invited the structures that will be put in place for the implementation of this project to ensure the achievement of the objectives that will be assigned to them. This 3-year project is financed by the Adaptation Fund within the framework of the West African Alliance for Climate Intelligent Agriculture launched by ECOWAS. Indeed, the vulnerability of farmers and pastoralists to increase climate risks constitutes an obstacle to food security. This worrying situation has thus motivated ECOWAS to initiate this project entitled "Promotion of Climate-Intelligent Agriculture in West Africa" in order to reduce the adverse effects of climate change. This workshop aims at (i) strengthening the capacities of stakeholders on BOAD grant management procedures and the conditions of the Adaptation Fund (reporting, conditions precedent, etc.);; (ii) informing stakeholders on how the selection process for the sub-projects planned in the countries will be conducted; (iii) Preparing the annual budgeted work plan 2020/2021 and the multi-year plan 2020-2023; and (iv) agree on the institutional arrangements for the management and monitoring of the project at national/regional level and the establishment of national and regional project management units.