The Sahel Alliance in a nutshell
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The origins of the Sahel Alliance
In July 2017, France, Germany and the European Union, along with the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the Sahel Alliance, an international cooperation platform to do more and better in the Sahel region. Since its launch, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, the European Investment Bank, Norway, Sweden, the United States and Canada have joined the initiative as full members.
The Sahel Alliance has also 9 observer members: Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, the International Finance Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Ireland and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.
The objective of the Sahel Alliance is to enhance the stability and global development of the region and, with this in mind, it is financing and coordinating over 1000 projects with the G5 Sahel countries to address all current challenges — security, demographic, economic and social.
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4 founding principles
By 2022, the Sahel Alliance wants to provide an appropriate and effective response to the challenges facing the G5 Sahel member countries based on 4 principles :
The fields of action
From now until 2022, the Sahel Alliance and its members are taking action through more than 1000 projects. Discover a selection here :All projects