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Beyond insecurity: better access to water in the Tahoua and Tillabéri regions

In order to stabilise areas facing both complex security challenges and high economic, social and climate vulnerabilities, the G5 Sahel member countries asked the G5 Sahel Executive Secretariat in 2018 to develop an Emergency Development Programme (EDP). The Sahel Alliance members mobilised in December 2018 to implement this programme: they financed,…

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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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Accelerate growth and prioritize climate adaptation to alleviate poverty and address food insecurity in Sahelian countries

Newly released Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) for the G5 Sahel region estimates that up to 13.5 million people across the Sahel could fall into poverty due to climate change-related shocks by 2050 if urgent climate adaptation measures are not taken. The Sahel region is particularly vulnerable to land degradation, experiencing more extreme…

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