“We, Heads of State and Government of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, met in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on December 5, 2021. …

  1. We express our sincere thanks to all our development partners for the actions already implemented and their commitment in favor of education for our youth.
  2. We welcome the World Bank Group’s engagement model of promoting a collaborative spirit shown by listening, understanding, and sharing challenges to better support our countries in the implementation of their national strategies, as shown by the launch today of its Sahel Education White Paper.
  3. This document, the “Nouakchott Declaration”, represents the outcome of our discussions. It constitutes a framework for prioritizing and coordinating our policies, practices and actions in education in the coming years.”