The ECOWAS Commission is engaged in the implementation of the guidelines adopted by the Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources Specialised Ministerial Committee (SMC) and the "ECOWAP 10 and Outlook 2025" Conference held in Dakar, in November 2015.

This process includes: (i) support to countries for the definition of a 2nd generation NAIP by 2025, unifying the various initiatives that have been developed in recent years and integrating the priority regional guidelines adopted by the "ECOWAP + 10 and Outlook 2025" Conference; and (ii) support, at regional level, for the 2nd generation RAIP design reflecting the thematic priorities identified by the Conference and the Specialised Ministerial Committee.

The West African process is part and parcel of the continental process driven by the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (Malabo declaration) and implemented by the African Union Commission and the NEPAD Agency.

The process builds on the results and lessons learnt from the first implementation phase of the ECOWAP and achieved over the ECOWAP+10 process facilitated by the ECOWAS/DAEWR and including the joint review by ReSAKSS West Africa and IFPRI. It also receives contributions from the various ECOWAP/CAADP partners, whether international institutions (FAO, SWAC/OECD, Africarice, etc.) or technical and regional cooperation organisations.

The process is under the leadership of the ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources. The Consultative Committee for Agriculture and Food (CCAF), an organ of the institutional mechanism for ECOWAP implementation, is the formal steering committee of the process, involving the various stakeholders in the policy dialogue.

This steering committee is supported by a Technical Monitoring Group whose animation was entrusted to Hub Rural by the ECOWAS Commission. This technical Group met in Accra to prepare supports for this workshop in Abidjan, involving Member States and all stakeholders.

The Abidjan workshop is a fundamental stage in launching the 2nd generation NAIPs and RAIP drafting process as part of the Zero Hunger by 2025 objective. Given the various processes currently underway (SDGs, Malabo, COP 21, AGIR, etc.), this ECOWAS-led process is intended as a framework that facilitates the integration of all these converging initiatives, both at national and regional level, so as to simplify its governance and thereby improve its efficiency. 

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