FECCIWA

The Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA) is headquartered in Lomé, Togo.

The Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches In West Africa (FECCIWA) is a regional community of national Christian councils and churches from thirteen countries:

1. Protestant Methodist Church of Benin (BENIN)

2. Evangelical Reformed Churches in Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)

3. Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire (Côte d’Ivoire)

4. Christian Council of the Gambia (Gambia)

5. Christian Council of Ghana (Ghana)

6. Christian Council of Guinea (Guinea Conakry)

7. Liberian Council of Churches (Liberia)

8. Evangelical Church of Mali (Mali)

9. Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger

10. Protestant Church of Senegal (Senegal)

11. Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone)

12. Christian Council of Togo (Togo)

13. Christian Council of Nigeria (Nigeria)

The Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa in the name of its thirteen member countries seek to live out faithfully its vision of taking action and promoting equitable sharing of resources, which include food for all people. Through its food and Fish campaign, FECCIWA members advocate for better conditions that ensure sustainable access to sufficient and affordable food for all. Through the prophetic voice of churches, FECCIWA raises awareness on political issues, which affect the development of African Agriculture.

The fellowship communicates with decision makers and makes use of its network of National Christian Councils and Churches to reach out to West African societies and church constituencies.

The fellowship communicates with decision makers and makes use of its network of National Christian Councils and Churches to reach out to West African societies and church constituencies.

Objectives of the FECCIWA food Campaign are the following:

Promote regional ecumenical justice advocacy for environmentally friendly; sustainable food production and consumption patterns.

Advocate for just and sustainable fishing practices in West Africa.

Advocate for the right to adequate food for all in West Africa.

We aim at building effective synergies with other international networks and NGOsin order to:

reinforce critical discourses and implication of CSOsin food politicswith the aim of changing policies, positions and programmes affecting food security and poverty in West Africa on national and regional levels;

Influence public perceptions and attitudes and modify behaviours influencing food production and consumption in West Africa.

By the means of:

Sharing information and expertise on food policy processesfor influencing decision makers and mobilizing political support for sustainable food production in West Africa;

Sharing information to represent and voice out the needs of vulnerable populations through common advocacy events and campaign activities to built public support and awareness;