The President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) and the Union of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions of Africa (UCESA), Ahmed Réda Chami, held a meeting on Monday with a delegation from the Economic Council, social and cultural du Niger (CESOC), led by its president, Mairou Malam Ligari.
On the occasion of this meeting, two agreements were signed in the presence of members of the ESEC Bureau and the Ambassador of the Republic of Niger to Morocco, Salissou ADA, the ESEC said in a press release.
The first agreement is an amendment to the cooperation framework established in 2018 between the CESE and the CESOC, which aims to broaden partnership opportunities by ensuring that the cooperation programs between the two Councils are adapted to the development dynamics of the countries. and the real needs of their citizens, the statement said.
By virtue of this agreement, the two parties undertake to give a pragmatic and programmatic character to their cooperation and to draw up an action plan for the implementation of this agreement.
Speaking on this occasion, Chami, who was accompanied during this meeting by the general secretary of the CESE and UCESA, Younes Benakki, underlined that the revision of the cooperation framework between the two institutions is likely to make it more dynamic, in particular by taking inspiration from the work and opinions of the two Boards and by taking advantage of the best practices and the most relevant lessons.
For his part, Mairou Malam Ligari declared that the update of the agreement signed in 2018, between the CESE and the CESOC, should strengthen the synergies between the two institutions and be tied to the dynamics of African regional integration and the creation value chains with high added value in the interest of the populations of the two countries.
Regarding the second agreement, concluded between UCESA and CESOC, it concerns the realization of an in-depth study on climate mobility (deep dive) in Niger.
Chami indicated, in this sense, that the findings and recommendations of this study, which is part of the project on climate action of UCESA, should make it possible to sensitize the stakeholders concerned on the importance of anticipating climate mobility phenomena and taking this dimension into consideration in adaptation plans and development strategies.
For his part, Mairou Malam Ligari highlighted the urgency of providing appropriate responses to climate change, particularly to displacement linked to climate change in Africa and more particularly in Niger, which is one of the Sahel countries most affected by this phenomenon.
This study will be piloted by UCESA with the active contribution of CESOC and local stakeholders and the support of development partners.