The Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative (AGIR)

A long strategy to build resilience in the fragile Sahel region.

The Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative (AGIR)

Launched in 2012, AGIR is a global Alliance to foster improved synergy, coherence and effectiveness of resilience initiatives in the region. Its objective is to structurally and sustainably reduce food and nutritional vulnerability by supporting the implementation of Sahelian and West African policies. The Alliance is placed under the political and technical leadership of ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS and it is based on existing platforms and networks, in particular the RPCA. Building on the “Zero Hunger” target within the next 20 years, the core approach of the Alliance is to channel the efforts of regional and international stakeholders towards a common results framework. AGIR will focus through four strategic pillars in the next 20 years:

  • Restoring and strengthening the livelihoods and social protection of the most vulnerable populations;
  • Strengthening health and nutrition, e.g. via programs which facilitate access to basic social services;
  • Increasing food production, the incomes of vulnerable households and their access to food in a sustainable manner;
  • Strengthening governance in food and nutritional security with, among others, a focus on strengthening early warning and information systems.


  • EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

    Funding Agencies
    Belgium | Staff size: Unknown

    Development and Cooperation Directorate General - EuropeAid formally began work on 3rd January and is responsible for designing European development policy and delivering aid throughout the...

  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

    Nigeria | Staff size: Unknown

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries and was founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in all fields of economic...

  • Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine - West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

    Burkina Faso | Staff size: 251-500

    Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine is an economic, integrating and cooperation organization that was created on January14, 1994.The organization has eight member states,...


    Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Sudan, Southern Sudan, Mauritania, Mali, Gambia, Eritrea, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2020
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