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Need for Stronger Coherence among partners working in the Sahel

Due to various siloed initiatives in the Sahel region, more cooperative, coherence, and linkages regarding programmes and data are needed to assist vulnerable groups

Despite the over 17 different coordination initiatives across the Sahel region and the importance attached to working coherently together across sectors in the HDP-N as being a prerequisite to prevent conflict in the region, UN and partner efforts still often occur in silo from one another.

More effort is needed to strengthen policy and programme linkages and coherence of partner efforts. This is predicated on more efficient data collection and sharing systems that in turn will enable improved and inclusive targeting of vulnerable groups and areas that suffer disproportionately from the effects of conflict and forced displacement trends being exacerbated by climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. This is in line with operationalising the following principles underpinning our collective work: do no harm, leave no one behind, and human rights-based approach principles.

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