West Africa

West Africa

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide a comprehensive and independent assessment of the European Union (EU)’s past and present regional cooperation in West Africa, in order to draw key lessons and make recommendations for the future, including within the context of post-Cotonou and the next programming cycle.
Since 2018, the EU supports the Sub Regional Fisheries Commission in organising join campaigns at sea to control fishing vessels and fight illegal fishing.
The EU is investing €10 million in technical assistance and capacity building in partner countries in Africa to help improve the business and investment climate, in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The EU funded programme for improved regional fisheries governance in Western Africa (PESCAO) aims at enhancing the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. This programme has 3 components:
In the framework of the PESCAO programme, the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) organises joint operations at sea aimed at inspecting fishing vessels. Inspectors of the Eurpean Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) participate in these operations.
The consultant Sylvanus Agordorku trains Liberian farmers in how to grow cocoa.
L'Union européenne mobilise une enveloppe additionnelle de 35 millions d'euros pour la Côte d'Ivoire en soutien aux réformes et aux politiques de formation professionnelle et de développement économique.
The European Commission has set out its ambitions for a comprehensive and innovative partnership between Africa and the EU called the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. This includes a renewed determination to boost investment for job creation and to strengthen the role of the private sector.   OBJECTIVE   The EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force (the DETF) will work on four complementary areas:
In West Africa, more than two million children work in cocoa plantations, harvesting the raw product used for making chocolate and other high-value goods. Earlier this year, the European Commission gathered stakeholders at a workshop to assess what needs to be done to eradicate child labour from cocoa.
Investing in the Safety and Integrity of Adolescent Girls (I-SING) in North East Nigeria

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