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Italy- Sahel program for poverty reduction: Italy- CILLS Fund to Combat Desertification and Poverty

Objectives: Regional level objective: contribute to improve life conditions of vulnerable populations in Sahel.
National level objective: contribute to the poverty reduction among rural populations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal.
Local level objective: contribute to improve socio-economic conditions of rural families.
Sectorial Topic (Note): Sustainable land use management, including water, soil and vegetation in affected areas
Actor(s)[Nation(Ministry, Agency)/Organization]: General Directorate for Cooperation for Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy); IAO
Contents: The Italy-CILSS (Comitè Permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte Contre la Secheresse au Sahel) Fund is the most important element of Italy Sahel Programme for poverty reduction. The Fund is aimed to offer a development chance to populations and rural communities living in Sahel marginal areas, threatened by social and environmental risks.
Means of Implementation: Amount of financing 20.310.356,00 euro.
Definition and realization of politics aimed to combat poverty causes. Improvement of natural resources management, food security strategies and local development activities. Italian-Sahelian partenerships for investments, according to development strategies concerted between Institutions and local populations.
Target year: 2004
Target Area/Place: Sahel - Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal
Expected Outcome(S): Strengthening of CILSS competences on promoting and spreading politics of poverty reduction at regional level.
Relevance to the Plan of Implementation of WSSD: This project addresses several priority actions identified in the plan of implementation which are related to:
- poverty reduction,
- natural resources management,
- collaborative management
Other Information:
(Contact): Dr. Flavio Lovisolo
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate General for Development Cooperation
Phone: +
Address: Via Contarini, 25 00194 Roma
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