From 6th to 8th February 2018, the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA) held at its general secretariat office in Lomé, the annual meeting of the national coordinators on the food security campaign.
Engaged in the fight against hunger, injustice and climate change in the West African community, the coordination of FECCIWA organized this meeting to consolidate the actions of the national coordinators for more effectiveness in advocacy for food security.
During the workshop, the participants presented reports of the activities carried out at the national level during the year 2017. The national coordinators also strengthened their capacities on the food security campaign through the elaboration of an action plan for 2018 and very interesting and constructive exchange of experience. Finally, the national coordinators have succeeded at the end of the work in establishing synergies amongst themselves for a contextualized, practical and relevant approach to ensure food security in their respective contexts.
In addition to this space of meeting and experience sharing, the national coordinators benefited from two conferences in capacity building and practical work: one on "Food Security and Holistic Development" led by Mr. Simplice AGBAVON & Mr. Claude LAMADOKOU of Secaar, and the other one on the "Concept and Legal Instruments of Food Sovereignty", led by Mrs. Claire QUENUM, specializing in advocacy for food sovereignty, member of RAPDA /Togo.
It was also an opportunity for participants to learn about the WCC's "Thursday in Black" campaign to combat violence against women.
This meeting, which is part of the framework of the activities programmed by the general coordination of FECCIWA, brought together, besides the national coordinators, six youth of the Youth Movement of the Christian Council for Food Justice in Togo (MJCCJT).