Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

11th EDF Technical Cooperation Facility I (TCF I)

07/01/2019 - 13:51
Regional overview

The overall objective is the support for the identification, drafting and implementation of the RIP. Mobilisation of short-, medium- and long-term expertise as well as studies and seminars.

Expected results:

  • The successful identification of programmes to be supported under the RIP;
  • The successful formulation and preparation of programmes to be supported under the RIP;
  • Production of sector studies that will assist in increasing the performance and efficiency of ongoing and future programming;
  • Increased understanding of development and trade issues by key actors through the organization of seminars and trainings. 

Main activities:

  • Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) – a facility for the engagement of short to medium term consultants to assist in the main stages of the project cycle to ensure the effective implementation of the Regional Indicative Programme (RIP);
  • Conferences and Seminars and Training Support for Projects & Programmes– this will finance various educational actions such as seminars or awareness-raising activities prior to or during the formulation/implementation of a project or programme – for example a Project Cycle Management workshop of stakeholders in a sector identified in the RIP.   


Main accomplishments to date: 

  • Final signature for TCF I obtained from UEMOA in January 2017. Use of funds has effectively begun.



Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS ref: 2016/039-578)

Total budget (EUR): 6.3M

Implementing agency:   ECOWAS and UEMOA

Geographical region: West Africa

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