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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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“Developing the solar potential of regions such as the Sahel is becoming an absolute necessity”

Lavdal Ould Dadde, a hydraulic engineer by training and Director of Hydraulics at the Central Directorate of the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation, answers Alliance Sahel’s questions on the potential and challenges in Mauritania’s water and sanitation sector. What are the main challenges in terms of access to drinking water…

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“There is an urgent need to address the root causes of climate change and help communities adapt”

Rama Leclerc, resilience specialist at the World Food Programme (WFP), alerts us to the challenges faced by Sahelian countries in the food security and environmental protection sectors. She also shares innovative practices and actions implemented by local communities or with development partners to strengthen food security in the Sahel. Rama…

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