CILSS

AcronymDefinition
CILSSComité Inter-Etate pour la Lutte contre la Sécheresse au Sahel (French: Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel)
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Hub Rural and CILSS have played an important role in building the foundation for launching ProFAB as part of the Accra Agenda.
Major organization : CILSS INTERSTATE COMMITTEE FOR DROUGHT CONTROL IN THE SAHEL
CILSS has the mandate for monitoring West Africa s land resources and for generating information that can be used to address major problems including environmental degradation and increased vulnerability to climate change.
It is in line with regional agricultural policy guidelines, particularly: (i) CILSS Food Security Strategic Framework (FSSF) to fight poverty; (ii) the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Agricultural Policy (WAP); and (iii) the ECOWAS Agricultural Policy (ECOWAP).
Description : To eliminate existing obsolete pesticides, including POPs and associated wastes, and to strengthen the capacity for sound pesticides management in order to prevent future accumulation in the nine participating CILSS countries.
Following the Forum the CILSS (Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel) was selected to lead in operationalizing the Dakar Declaration and took the role of coordination in line with their mandate and in agreement with the six countries.
CILSS and the IFRC are both committed to tackling food insecurity and malnutrition which chronically affect Sahel and west African populations, particularly women and children, said Professor Al Housseini Bretaudeau, CILSS Executive Secretary This agreement will allow us to collaborate and develop programmes to address these issues.