The convergence caravan

Organized by the West African Global Convergence for Land and Water, the caravan aims to contribute to a peaceful social transformation in West Africa particularly for women and young people through awareness raising, training and community mobilization.

More than 350 associations and civil society organizations from the 14 ECOWAS countries and Mauritania are mobilized for a large West African caravan that will crisscross all states.

For its second edition, the convergence set out to mobilize more than 10 thousand people and convince everybody through sharing analysis and proposals recorded in the parchment called "green booklet".

The theme of this edition is "Right to land, water and agro ecology peasant: common struggle!"

"This event is intended to bring about a social and agricultural transformation putting communities, women, peasants and young people at the heart of all the issues and challenges, particularly water, land and public policies," said Chantal Jacovetti, member of the organizing committee of the caravan.

"By organizing these activities, we will end up impacting authorities, decision-makers and other actors who take note of the rationale for convergence," added the French-Malian in charge of land and agro-ecological issues at the National Coordination of farmers' organizations of Mali, member of the convergence.

Three stops scheduled in Togo

The Convergence caravan that started in Guinea Conakry since November 10 will be in Togo on November 23, in Kpalime (120 km southwest of Lome), in Atakpame (165 km north) the next day before taking the fall in Lome, where activities will continue until November 26.

Popular conferences, walking and meetings about the issues of land, gender and climate change will be carried out with populations, communities, parliamentarians, elected municipal officials and administrative and customary authorities.

The Global Convergence of Wrestling for Land and Water was born from the African Social Forum in Dakar in October 2014 and the West African part a few months later in June 2015.

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