Due to lack of information and communication, the successes are not well known and the failures are often repeated.
Such dissipation and scattering of resources and energies undermine actions undertaken. The Hub was established to correct these anomalies. Financed by several partners (EU, MAE, IFAD, UNIFEM), The Hub is a small independent structure. Its targets are :
- States of West and Central Africa,
- Inter-governmental organisations,
- Civil society organisations, and
- Development partners.
Mr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki of the Republic of Niger was between 2004 and 2009 the Executive Director of the Platform in support of Rural Development in West and Central Africa, the Rural Hub, based in Dakar, Senegal. He is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), headquartered in Midrand, South Africa.