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A virtual journey into the Sahel

  The Sahel has long been a crossroads of humanity, learning, and exchange. Today, the region faces many challenges stemming from climate change, including more frequent droughts and floods—which can directly affect regional stability and food security. The World Bank has created an immersive tour of the region to elevate the…

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Water and sanitation in Burkina Faso: a coordinated response to the needs of the people of the Sahel region

The European Union has strengthened its commitment to support the Burkinabe State in providing access to drinking water and sanitation through the signing in December 2020 of two grant contracts for a total amount of (€5,000,000), one with the Office Nationale de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement (ONEA) and the other…

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Digital technology and employment for young people in the Sahel: meeting the challenges and creating opportunities

On Thursday 3 June, a workshop was held in videoconference format to discuss the prospects of digital technology for developing youth employment in the Sahel. This event, initiated by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), was held within the framework of the “private sector” working group of the Sahel…

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G5 SAHEL EMERGENCY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

In 2018, the G5 Sahel countries asked the G5 Sahel Executive Secretariat (SEG5) to draw up an Emergency Development Programme (EDP) to stabilise the areas facing both complex security challenges and severe economic, social and climatic vulnerability. This programme, consisting of 22 ‘quick-impact’ projects, targets the fragile border regions of…

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