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“Education is a key driver of stability, social cohesion and peace”

An interview with Ousmane Diagana, a Mauritanian national, World Bank Vice President for West and Central Africa since July 1st, 2020. In this role, he coordinates the World Bank’s relationships with 22 countries and manages a portfolio of projects, technical assistance, and financial resources totalling more than 47 billion dollars.…

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Youth technical and vocational training in Tillabéri: perspectives and experience sharing

In Niger, the training sector and the labour market face many challenges. The public sector alone is not able to absorb the growing number of young jobseekers – 70% of the Nigerien population is under 25. The private sector, while presenting opportunities, currently offers only a limited number of positions,…

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Joint mobilisation for climate-resilient development in the Sahel

Environmental degradation and climate change threaten people’s livelihoods, impact the potential for economic growth, social cohesion, and the security and stability of the region. On May 18, during an event organized within the framework of the COP15 to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the Sahel Alliance, the Great…

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Editorial – July 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen, dear members, dear partners, The issue of food security and access to basic food products is more crucial than ever for the Sahelian populations, given the international context that you know and the aggravated impacts of climate change. According to the WFP, more than 12 million people…

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“We must draw inspiration from the good practices developed by the Sahelians in soil conservation”

On the sidelines of the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), an interview with the Sub-Regional Coordinator for West Africa and FAO Representative in Senegal, Dr Gouantoueu Robert GUEI. Dr Gouantoueu Robert GUEI (Photo credit: FAO) In the Sahel,…

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