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Regional Partnership in West Africa to Build Stronger Communities

The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso and The Hunger Project-Ghana have signed a cooperation agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – West Africa’s largest regional economic union.

Through the new partnership agreement, ECOWAS will finance a series of projects over a six-month period in Ghana and Burkina Faso. The project will mobilize, sensitize and empower cross-border communities living along the Burkina-Ghana border so that they can enhance their leadership skills and meet their basic daily needs.

More specifically, The Hunger Project-Burkina and The Hunger Project-Ghana will train the communities to create boreholes to be used during harvesting. In addition to empowering the communities with new skills and tools, the new partnership will also promote peace and social cohesion by bringing the two cross-border communities closer to one another.

This partnership is an example of how The Hunger Project’s core methodology of community mobilization is being implemented in pioneering ways to foster social cohesion, toward our vision of a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.

The agreement follows a prior MoU signed between The Hunger Project and ECOWAS in 2014.