Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Strengthening FAO’s partnerships with the AU, RECs, other UN agencies and development partners in Eastern Africa

19 - 21 May 2014. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This three-day meeting focused on ways of strengthening FAO’s partnerships with the African Union (AU), regional economic communities (REC), other UN agencies and development partners in Eastern Africa in order to achieve the goal of eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025. The meeting was held under the theme “Partnerships for Addressing Food Insecurity in Eastern Africa.”

The meeting focused on how to improve support to Eastern African countries to deliver the Country Programming Frameworks (CPF). The meeting  identified areas of partnership and collaboration to end hunger in Eastern Africa in line with the outcomes of the AU Declaration on Ending Hunger from Africa by 2025. It also prioritized areas of partnership in Eastern Africa and share information on FAO’s work in eastern Africa with Governments, Regional Economic Commissions and development partners.

In his opening remarks, Modibo Traore, FAO Sub-Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, noted that
the meeting provides opportunity to explore ways for strengthening collaboration and finds new areas of partnership to accelerate hunger eradication in the sub-region.

The FAO Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa (SFE), an advisory and technical unit for the Eastern Africa sub-region comprises Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

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