The Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) and the National Food Security Council of Senegal (SECNSA, in French) signed, in Dakar, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for project development and strengthening relations. The MoU was signed on January 24 by João Bosco Monte, President of IBRAF, and Jean Pierre Senghor, SECNSA Executive Secretary.
With the signing, IBRAF and SECNSA are committed to carrying out joint actions in the area of food security; training for young people, seeking to guarantee better professional opportunities; and technology transfer actions.
At the meeting, which was attended by Fadel Ndiame, Regional Director of AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) for West Africa, the SECNSA team could present the projects that have been applied to combat food insecurity in the country. One of these is the Nouveaux Terroirs Résilients, (New Resilient Terroirs), which seeks to create alternatives to external assistance to vulnerable families.
With the Memorandum of Understanding, IBRAF becomes responsible for structuring and coordinating the training program, as well as seeking partnerships to make it viable. SECNSA will make the selection of participants, in addition to orientation and post-training monitoring of the young people, ensuring the success of the projects.
João Bosco Monte follows an official agenda in Senegal, participating in strategic meetings with representatives of the public and private sectors between 23 and 25 January.