Activities of the Deputy Secretary General of ECCAS (SGA / DIPEM) in Abidjan

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The activities of Mrs MFOULA Marie Thérèse Chantal, General Secretary of ECCAS in charge of the Department of Physical, Economic and Monetary Integration (SGA / DIPEM) are continuing in the Ivorian capital.

As part of its participation in the 4th Meeting of the Bureau of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) and the 13th User Forum of the European Organization for Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) in Africa, the SGA / DIPEM no. has made every effort to outline the concerns of the Central Africa subregion.


On the morning of September 21, 2018, Mrs. MFOULA Marie Thérèse Chantal, attended the fourth meeting of the AMCOMET Bureau, alongside eminent personalities to the rank of which we can mention the Commissioner of the African Union in in charge of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (CUA / DREA), the Ivorian Minister in charge of Transport and Meteorology, the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Executive Secretary of the AMCOMET, Executive Secretary of CILSS and Minister Capverdien in charge of Agriculture and Environment, Acting President of AMCOMET.


During the work, the SGA / DIPEM underlined the will of the ECCAS to make operational the CAPC-AC by benefiting from the experiences already developed at the level of the other regional centers of climatology in particular the regional center AGRHYMET and the regional center of IGAD (ICPAC). The SGA / DIPEM seized this opportunity to solicit the support of the Technical and Financial Partners in order to support the efforts of the ECCAS, which remains the only REC that does not have a regional center of reference, recognized and meeting the criteria of eligibility required by WMO.


Continuing her activities, Mrs. MFOULA Marie Thérèse Chantal, had talks this Saturday, September 22, 2018 with Mrs. SACKO Josefa, Commissioner of the African Union in charge of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (CUA / DREA). During their very fruitful interview, the two personalities addressed several topics related to the further consolidation of CAADP achievements in Central Africa and support in the implementation of climate resilience and adaptation projects.


The SGA / DIPEM, after recognizing the efforts made by the African Union through the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency, highlighted the difficulties of implementing the ECCAS Common Agricultural Policy (CAMP). -CEEAC) which has faded since the end of the operational phase of the CAADP process in Central Africa, in December 2015. For this purpose, Mrs. MFOULA Marie Thérèse Chantal noted that the Central African sub-region remains, unlike the other Regional Economic Communities (RECs), lagging behind in the capitalization of CAADP achievements despite the convincing results obtained at the regional level with the formulation of PRIASAN and at the national level with the elaboration of PNIASAN in the Member States.

However, the SGA / DIPEM reassured the Commissioner of the political will of the sub-region to develop this sector, one of the levers of development and economic growth. She informed him of the commitments made by the Member States and the Technical and Financial Partners to the Council of Ministers of ECCAS in charge of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Round Table of Donors for the mobilization of resources under the PRIASAN held on December 14, 2017 in Libreville, Gabon. It facilitated initiatives taken by the African Union Commission for Agriculture and Rural Economy (AUC / DREA) to support Angola and Gabon in the appropriation of the June 2014 Malabo commitments. and the support provided by the NEPAD team for the review of the PNIASAN aligned with the Malabo Declaration.


Mrs MFOULA Marie Thérèse Chantal, did not fail to seek the support of the African Union Commission for Agriculture and Rural Economy (AUC / DREA) for the other ECCAS Member States in accordance with the Final Communiqué of the Council of Ministers of ECCAS in charge of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries held on December 14, 2017, calling on all ECCAS Member States to review their NAFICP to bring them into line with the June 2014 Malabo Declaration taking into account the gender dimension and climate change.


In this regard, she wished to recall the steps already taken by ECCAS to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the identification and formulation of the project to support young entrepreneurs in rural and peri-urban areas. Central African city (PREJAC) whose purpose is to promote the agricultural sector through the development of reliable agricultural enterprises carried by young people and mainly women through agrosilvopastoral and halieutic value chains.


Regarding issues related to climate change resilience and adaptation projects, SGA / DIPEM requested support from the African Union Commission for Agriculture and Rural Economy (AUC / DREA) in mobilizing resources to implement the various projects, while welcoming the ongoing productive partnership with the AUC in the framework of the Action Program for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa, the implementation of the African Integrated Strategy on Meteorology and initiatives for the efficient implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in Africa.


She emphasized that ECCAS remains one of the strategic partners of the African Union Commission in the implementation of the 2015-2030 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa. The General Secretariat of ECCAS participated as a member of the African Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at several meetings organized by the AUC and those held within the framework of the implementation of the Intra-ACP Program - Global Alliance on Climate Change (GCCA +) for the Africa region.


Mrs MFOULA Marie Thérèse Chantal, welcomed this cooperation and also thanked the AUC for its support in the process of operationalization of the Center for Applications and Climatic Forecasts of Central Africa (CAPC-AC).