The EOA Initiative is strongly anchored on a multi-stockholder and public participation approaches. This is to ensure success and acceptance of EOA by the various stakeholders through having their concerns addressed at all stages of implementation.

In this spirit, the EOA Initiative is implemented by multiple stakeholders in each country. Stakeholders selected through a participatory approach through a national stakeholder workshop. The BvAT organized such meeting on 28th July in Mande Hotel in Bamako Mali to discuss the resumption of EOA Initiative implementation in the country.

This was to culminate in the selection of competent and all-reaching out Country Lead Organization (CLO) and Pillar Implementing Parners (PIPs). The workshop brought together various stakeholders involved in EOA especially membership of the National Platform and National Steering Committee drawn from the initial inception workshop.

The workshop managed to; facilitate selection of CLO and PIPs, review and resolve the challenges in EOA implementation, provide updates on EOA implementation in West Africa, undertake due diligence and present results and finally contracts with selected partners were signed.

Report by Hudson Wereh

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