Inter-agency meeting on the long-tem response to the food price crisis
In line with the overarching Comprehensive Framework for Action of the Secretary General (May 2008), UN Agencies (FAO, UNICEF, WFP, etc), NGOs (Oxfam, Save the Children) and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, together with donors and other partners (FEWS NET, CILSS) are working under the Regional Food and Security Nutrition Working Group facilitated by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and with national governments, to ensure a coordinated emergency response to the food price crisis in West and Central Africa.
Whilst focusing on the mitigation of the immediate impact of the food price crisis, it is essential to understand the underpinnings of this crisis to bridge emergency humanitarian response with longer-term interventions to increase the resilience of the vulnerable populations.
On October 7, 2008, an inter-agency meeting will bring together in Dakar key development actors in West and Central Africa, including UN agencies(FAO, WFP, UNICEF, ILO, UNESCO), donors (World Bank, EC, AfDB), NGOs (Oxfam, Save the Children) and regional organizations (CILSS, NEPAD) to take stock of ongoing and planned responses to the food crisis in the region with a view to strengthen coordination for the long term response.
The meeting will be the occasion to sharpen a regional understanding of the impact of shocks and long terms stress on vulnerable populations, to identify gaps in data collection and analysis and the best ways to fill those gaps and to reach consensus on priority mechanisms to strengthen coordination at regional levels.
Final Report [PDF 91 KB (in French)]