The West and Central Africa region of the IFRTD represents all CEMAC, CEDEAO countries and Madagascar. In spite of the existence of three different languages in the region, French-speaking areas predominate. There are 7 National Forum Groups (GFN), namely: Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Guinea Conakry, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Togo and Benin. Apart from the GFN there are also active individual members in: Chad, RCA, Ghana, Liberia and Congo.
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(NFGs) in West and Central Africa.
Over the coming years the major challenges for the region can be summarised as improvement of the operation of the GFN by: i) implementing the new strategy 2007 - 2011; ii) improvement of credibility, visibility and information flow of the GFN; iii) research of the financing of activities and projects and; iv) successfully obtaining funding. Thematic topics taken up at the regional level will include: i) transport and poverty reduction; ii) transport and gender; iii) transport and security iv) transport and vulnerable people; v) rural women (producers) and transport; vi) rural transport in post-disaster situations.
For more information on the activities of the area, GFN and members of the Forum within the region, please contact:
Tel: + 237 994 48 30 or + 237 994 78 30