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The Trade Hub stands as a cornerstone for fostering economic growth and locally driven development in the Sahel region.
The first activity in the action plan of the joint declaration by Sahel ministers and development partners has been launched.
The effects of climate change in the Sahel are undermining not only ecosystems, but also economies and development gains.
The origins of the Sahel Alliance
In July 2017, several development partners launched the Sahel Alliance, an international cooperation platform to provide more and better support for development initiatives in the Sahel. Since its launch, the African Development Bank, Canada, Denmark, the European Investment Bank, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, United Nations, the United States, and the West African Development Bank have joined the initiative as full members.
The Sahel Alliance also has nine observer members: Belgium, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Finland, the International Finance Corporation, Ireland , Japan, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Switzerland, and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
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 1200 projects with Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to address all current challenges — social, demographic, economic, environment…
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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 Sahel 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