Resilience: A global concept focussing on the Sahel region
- Learning the lessons from the 2012 Sahel crisis response to building resilience for the future, Elise Ford, Sahel Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Lead, Oxfam UK
- The role of community-based nutrition in building community resilience, Abdoulaye Ka, Office of the Prime Minister of Senegal; National Coordinator, National Committee for the Fight against Malnutrition (in French)
- The role of the health system in building people’s resilience in Senegal, Dr Aïda Gadiaga Sylla, Nutritionist, Ministry of Health and Social Action (in French)
- Presentation of the European Commission’s AGIR-Sahel Alliance, Jan Eijkenaar, ECHO Sahel Lead on Resilience and the AGIR Initiative (in French)
- Increasing the resilience of livelihoods in relation to threats and crises: the FAO’s global approach and issues at stake in the Sahel, Jose Luis Fernandez, Senior Emergency Coordinator, FAO Sub-regional Emergency and Rehabilitation Office - West Africa/Sahel and FAO Representative for Senegal (in French)
- IASC perspective on resilience, Allegra Maria Baiocchi, Head of Office OCHA ROWCA, Regional Office for West and Central Africa, Dakar, Senegal
- Resilience Approach in the Sahel - An overview of UN engagement, Mercy Manyala, Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer - Preparedness, Coordination and Response Unit, OCHA ROWCA
- Elaboration of an integrated pluri-annual programme to build resilience in Mauritania, Blandine Bihler, Coordinator of the United Nations system in Mauritania, and Alain Olive, Head of UNDP Mauritania Risk Reduction, Recovery and Resilience Programme (in French)
And the key messages.
Groupe URD, Care Nederland and Wageningen University have held a feedback and discussion workshop about resilience, with a special focus on the Sahel region.
The resilience concept is central to a significant shift in relations between emergency relief and development approaches. It is essentially about conceiving new forms of interaction between emergency relief, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and vulnerability and Poverty Reduction.
Representatives from the Senegalese and Mauritanian governments, AGIR Sahel initiative, IASC, OCHA, FAO, United Nations in Mauritania, OXFAM GB and Groupe URD facilitated discussion panels with 60 participants from relief and development organisations working in the Sahel region.