NAME: Gregory Cui, Model UN
TITLE: Restoring food security in Western Africa.
MAJOR AREAS TO BE AFFECTED: Members of the economic community of West African States, namely Benin, Burkina, Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
SUMMARY: “The solution to creating food security in West Africa is an indirect one. Many West African nations are similar in that they possess valuable natural resource reserves but lack the funds, technology, or infrastructure to make use of them. As a result remain stagnant … The United Nations, through the International Development Agency, must provide grants and interest-free loans to West African Nations to allow them to more effectively tap into their own resources.”