The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) and the Global Mechanism (GM) are jointly organizing an international workshop on technology transfer between Sahel and Maghreb countries and local stakeholders, in the context of the GM’s South-to-South Cooperation programme, SolArid, on 25 and 26 January, in Tunis,Tunisia.
The main objective of the workshop is to capitalize on existing initiatives and lessons learned at sub-regional and national levels, in order to upscale potential technology transfer initiatives to combat desertification between North and West Africa, and within the sub-regions themselves.
More specifically, the workshop will cover:
- the strategic thrusts and priority actions for combating desertification and enhancing natural resource management and rural development;
- opportunities for sub-regional collaboration based on an analysis of the stakeholders’ strengths and requirements in terms of knowledge and/or technical skills;
- capacity-building on resource mobilization for technology transfer; and
- identification of potential partners to support the identified initiatives.
The event will bring together representatives of sub-regional institutions including the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), specialized organizations such as the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control (CILSS), and representatives from national ministries and development agencies.
The outcomes of the workshop will be published here.
For more information:
Mr Youssef Brahimi, Programme Coordinator, North Africa & South-to-South Cooperation
Tel. +39 06 5459 2584
y.brahimi (at) global-mechanism.org