Signature of a financing agreement for the CILSS / Permanent Inter-state Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel
On 21 December 2010, a financing agreement for the Regional Programme for Sustainable Land Management was signed by Professor Alhousseïni BRETAUDEAU, the Executive Secretary of the CILSS, His Excellency Emmanuel BETH, Ambassador for France to Burkina Faso and Patrice TRANCHANT, Director of the AFD in Burkina Faso representing the FGEF.
This 2 M€ grant from the FGEF, amounting to about 1.3 billion CFA Francs, is awarded under the Regional Programme for Sustainable Land Management (PRGDT) to be implemented by the CILSS with support from three technical and financial partners: the European Union (EU), the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the FGEF, under this financing agreement.
The overall aim of the PRGDT is to create the political, strategic, technical and social conditions that will enable local players to choose, implement and manage sustainable land management activities designed to improve their livelihoods and reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
As one of the events for the International Year of Biodiversity, the National Research Agency (ANR) and the French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) jointly organised an afternoon symposium on 19 November for players involved in scientific research and sustainable development. Find out more
- Two marine conservation projects: protecting coral reefs in the South Pacific and supporting the Small Mediterranean Islands Initiative
- Amazing life forms around hydrothermal vents in the ocean depths
To find out more
Download => conclusions (French)
Speech given by Michel GRIFFON , ANR Deputy Director (French)
Speech given by Marc-Antoine MARTIN , FGEF Secretary-general (French)