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New WAI-ZEI Anthology dealing with the Migration and Civil Society as Development Drivers from Regional Perspective

Against the background of the EU-Africa Declaration of Migration and Mobility signed at the 4th EU-Africa summit in April 2014, this WAI-ZEI Anthology summarizes the findings of the 5th WAI-ZEI Conference on 8-9th September 2014 in Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde, with the goal to find alternative and innovative approaches towards the current questions of migration and civil society in both regions. [ ... ]

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Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, HE Dr. Toga McIntosh visits WAI
Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, HE Dr. Toga McIntosh visits WAI

As part of an official visit to the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, HE Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh, at the head of a high level delegation, visited WAI on June 23, 2015. The delegation was composed of: Madam Khadi Ramatu Saccoh, Commissioner Finance Mr. Ahmed Hamid, Commissioner Trade, Custom and Free Movement Dr. Muhammad Sani Bello, Finance Controller &nd [ ... ]

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WAI participates in the commemorations of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of the ACP Group
WAI  participates in the commemorations of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of the ACP Group

On the invitation of the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP Group), HE Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, the Director General of WAI participated in the Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the organization which central theme was «From Georgetown Sipopo and beyond», held on 4 and 5 June 2015 at the ACP House, Brussels, Belgium.

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Kick-off for the implementation of the Master in African Regional Integration
Kick-off for the implementation of the Master in African Regional Integration

With the opening of the new Master coordination office at University of Cabo Verde (UNI-CV) in Praia, the implementation phase of the Master in African Regional Integration, a joint project of the West Africa Institute, UNI-CV and ZEI, has begun. Previous meetings with the Cabo Verdean Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation (MESCI) have already signaled full support for the Master a [ ... ]

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WAI takes part in the African Week organized under the umbrella of MIREX
WAI takes part in the African Week organized under the umbrella of MIREX

On invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX), the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Dr. Djénéba Traoré, hosted on May 28, 2015, in the meeting room of the institution, a conference on the theme "Challenges and Perspectives of Regional Integration in West Africa." The communication was held within the framework of the commemoration of the 40 [ ... ]

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Exchange of Researchers and Practitioners on Regional Security Challenges in West Africa
Exchange of Researchers and Practitioners on Regional Security Challenges in West Africa

ZEI, WAI, CEISR and LU/UQAM organized an International Symposium in Accra, Ghana   Key questions about peace and security and the creation of a West African Peace and Security Research Network were the two main issues addressed during the International Symposium organized by ZEI, WAI, CEISR and LU/UQAM at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (KAIPTC) of Accra, Ghana [ ... ]

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The Director of the Institute of International Relations, Hamburg, Germany at WAI
The Director of the Institute of International Relations, Hamburg, Germany at  WAI

Prof. Dr. Michael Staack, the Director of the Institute of International Relations of the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany) visited WAI on April 8th, 2015, during his stay in the Republic of Cabo Verde.

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WAI and ZEI present the concept of a Master program in African regional integration at the 6th Study Group Meeting in Praia
WAI and ZEI present the concept of a Master program in African regional integration at the 6th Study Group Meeting in Praia

An important step forward for the sustainability of cooperation between ZEI and the West Africa Institute (WAI): Together, the two research institutes have developed a curriculum for a Master's degree in African Regional integration to be implemented at the National University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) in Praia, the seat of WAI. The directors of ZEI and WAI , Prof. Ludger Kühnhardt and Prof. Dj& [ ... ]

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Ghana Ambassador visits the West Africa Institute
Ghana Ambassador visits the West Africa Institute

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana accredited to the Republic of CaboVerde has made on March 17, 2015 an outreach visit to the West Africa Institute (WAI). HE Mrs. Irene Maamah was accompanied by Mr. Clarence KH Tamakloe, Plenipotentiary Minister, and the Honorary Consul of Ghana, Mr. Tony Parker Danso.

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WAI Board Chairman hosts two ECOWAS Commissioners at WAI
WAI Board Chairman hosts two ECOWAS Commissioners at WAI

On 3rd February, 2015, the West Africa Institute (WAI) was visited by two Commissioners of ECOWAS: Madam Fatimata Dia Sow, Commissioner for Gender and Humanitarian Affairs and Mr. Barreto Isaías Da Rosa, Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Accompanied by Mr. Francisco Mendes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX), the two Commissione [ ... ]

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Visit at WAI: Students of the Higher Institute of Law and Social Sciences (ISCJS ) Praia share about “The Sub-Regional Policy in West Africa”
Visit at WAI: Students of the Higher Institute of Law and Social Sciences (ISCJS ) Praia share about “The Sub-Regional Policy in West Africa”

Accompagnied by Prof. Severino Almeida, Lecturer for International Relations and Diplomacy (IR & D), the third year Bachelor students of the Higher Institute of Law and Social Sciences (ISCJS) Praia (http://www.iscjs.edu.cv/) visited the premises of the West Africa Institute (WAI) on 27th January 2015.

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