The PREDIP technical monitoring and evaluation workshop officially opened by the Deputy Executive Secretary of CILSS

The actors and implementing partners of the Regional Dialogue and Investment Project for Pastoralism and Transhumance in the Sahel and in the West African Coastal Countries (PREDIP) have been meeting since June 18, 2019 to put in coherence of the logical frameworks of the Operational Components with the global logical framework of the PREDIP to facilitate the monitoring and the coordination of the activities by the Coordination Unit of the PREDIP.

Representatives of UEMOA, the European Union, NGOs CARE and Acting For Life, CILSS, Center Régional Agrhymet and the Monitoring and Evaluation experts of PREDIP, for four days, will have to analyze the vertical and horizontal coherences of the results and indicators chain, and to develop the performance measurement framework for monitoring project performance indicators.

At the start of the work, the Coordinator of the Regional Support Program for natural resource management and Climate change from CILSS, Mr. Philippe ZOUNGRANA welcomed the presence of the partners at this important workshop before specifying that the PREDIP, funded by the European Union, aims to “strengthen the contribution of pastoralism and transboundary transhumance to food security and nutrition, equitable socio-economic development and regional integration in West Africa. ”The Representative of Union E European, Gomez-Reino Herrero YOGA, encouraged the actors and partners to invest in achieving the results of this project which aims to transform pastoralism in West Africa and change the behaviors actors and partners towards Pastoralism.

In his opening speech, the Deputy Executive Secretary of CILSS (SEA), Mr. Ibrahim Lumumba IDI ISSA, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of CILSS, Dr Djimé ADOUM, welcomed the effective start of PREDIP activities in three countries Sahelians (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger) and five coastal countries of West Africa (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria) .After stressing the economic importance of pastoralism in East Africa West which concerns “73.7 million cattle, 110.3 million sheep, 157.1 million goats, and 4.6 million camels and represents a source of employment and income for more than 25 million people mainly in Sahel countries iens ”, the SEA noted, with regret that it is a source of recurrent conflicts which often lead to loss of human victims.EnsembleoptLe PREDIP intends to contribute, among other things, to reduce conflicts, to strengthen the information of actors and to improve animal health through its components implemented by specialized technical institutions. The SEA of CILSS urged the participants to invest themselves in producing the appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools: “The Monitoring and Evaluation Experts that you constitute, are an instrument for implementing the PREDIP in its own right in the sense of control quality of the activities but also and above all for the framing of these in order to allow the achievement of the project development objectives. In accordance with your mandate, the project is counting on you to monitor its execution and make recommendations for the effective implementation of national and regional activities.

”The technical monitoring and evaluation workshop will end on June 21, 2019 with a roadmap to facilitate the implementation of the recommendations resulting from the meeting.