Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Burkina Faso: launch of the AGIR session

Type: Report   Reference: I-075588   Duration: 10:02:58  Lieu:
End production: 06/12/2012   First transmission: 06/12/2012
Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, travelled to Burkina Faso, where she attended the Sahel and West Africa Week in Ouagadougou. On 6 December 2012, she joined regional policymakers and international stakeholders for the launch of AGIR – Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative. This alliance was forged in Brussels in June 2012, with the core aim of building resilience across the Sahel region in order to prevent future food crises.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General views of the traffic in Ouagadougou (3 shots) 00:00:23
10:00:28 Exterior views of the Azalaï Hotel independance in Ouagadougou (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:35 General atmosphere prior the conference (3 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:43 Joint arrival of Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Luc-Adolphe Tiao, Burkinabe Prime Minister 00:00:10
10:00:53 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:02
10:00:56 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH, sound as incoming): My message today is that the Sahel region is going through some difficult times caused by forces of nature and also by conflict but it is capable to go through this difficult time through the cooperation among the countries and cooperation with the international community and we in the European Union assign a great deal of importance to the Sahel with our strategy for the Sahel – we have seen the United Nations – how actively the Heads of State participated in the discussion of the future of the region, and how actively we in the European Union participated in this discussion. 00:00:52
10:01:48 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:09
10:01:57 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH, sound as incoming): In the long term development is the most effective resilience builder for all including for the most vulnerable, but development takes time and for this reason we must use Agir Sahel to build an avenue that reaches those that are least visible but are the most vulnerable. How it would make a difference as a next step after today It would be good to see an agreement of specific objectives, and a shared understanding of gaps with a finalized road map and national resilience strategies – we should be able to agree on clear targets and I would tell you my bias on this, my bias is there is only one target that we can unite about and it is zero hunger for the most vulnerable people and work towards achieving those targets. 00:01:00
10:02:58 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:00
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