ACRA

Food Smart Cities for Development

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ACRA is an NGO committed to remove poverty through market-based solutions with high social and economic impact. It works

  • to strenghten community based enterprises and local cultures
  • to promote human rights
  • to enhance multi stakeholder’s dialogue
  • to catalyze resouces and players
  • to create & foster corridors of Knowledge and best pactices sharing among geaographies

ACRA has been present in Senegal since 1984, in 9 out of 14 regions of the country where it operates in different sectors: micro finance, water supply infrastructures and corresponding promotion and development of committees at community level for the participatory management of the said infrastructures, agro-biodiversity/food security, traditional medicine, education.

As a partner  of Food Smart Cities for Development, and the Development aid department of the City of Milan, ACRA has organized the Dakar forum a gathering of African cities that have signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.
The Forum held from the 20th to the 22th September 2016 had three main objectives:

  1.  Fostering the awareness building process on the covenant in the city of Dakar and endorsing the integration of such process in local policies “providing for a favourable background for an effective action.
  2. Helping Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), Douala (Cameroon), N’Djamena (Chad), Niamey (Niger) , Nouackchott (Mauritania) and Dakar (Senegal) to implement concrete practices to reach their objectives in the short term, even by favouring skills exchange.
  3. Defining proper indicators for the sub-Saharan context and identifying tools for the sustainability of initiatives (economic, social, and environmental).
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The Dakar Forum

The Dakar Forum hosted in the capital fo Senegal from 21 to 23 September 2016 saw the participation of six African Cities: Dakar, Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Douala (Cameroon), Ndjamena (Chad) and Nouakchott (Mauritania) and the city of Milan. The workshop was an...