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The African Risk Capacity Group signs a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO

FAO has joined efforts with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group to integrate gender dimensions in climate action and disaster risk management and reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The MoU signed consolidates the ongoing partnership between FAO and ARC, which has already demonstrated solid results in awareness-raising and data-generating efforts. The outlined areas of cooperation for the five-year agreement include advocacy and awareness-building, gender mainstreaming, technical mutual support, and resource mobilization.

“Through this partnership, we will continue to consolidate the gains of our strong collaboration with FAO and pave the way for more smart initiatives geared towards protecting the food security, lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations affected by extreme weather conditions and other perils. We have no doubt we will continue to count on the FAO's expertise, track record, networks and experience as we serve our Member States and beyond,” said Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director-General of the African Risk Capacity Group.

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