To prepare for the implementation of its five-year strategic action plan (2021-2026), the Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage, abbreviated as COPAGEN , organized a strategic planning workshop.
This workshop, which was held in Abidjan from May 12 to 13, 2022 saw the participation of about fifteen people, including the ten members of the Coordination Group and 3 resource persons, from different countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal.
The workshop allowed the participants to take ownership of the strategic action plan and define its implementation strategy; to determine the main axes and the plan of the next COPAGEN advocacy campaigns.
COPAGEN is a social and citizen movement created in 2004 which has established itself in nine (9) of West Africa, through national coalitions. Inades-Formation is the regional focal point.
The coalition is made up of peasant organizations, NGOs supporting and supervising peasants, associations for the defense of human rights, trade unions, consumer movements, individuals, etc.
It was created to provide answers to the concerns related to the protection of the African genetic heritage and to the rights of the communities and the farmers who exercise there in the face of the multiple challenges and risks associated with the introduction of GMOs in Africa and the land grabbing.