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   WAI-ZEI Research Fellowship 2014 Analysis of legal and economic obstacles to the use of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the framework of a regional climate change policy in West Africa The WAI-ZEI research cooperation offers a “WAI-ZEI Research Fellowship” which is to be conducted in the second half of 2014 between September and December. The WAI-ZEI Research Fellow [ ... ]

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  WAI-ZEI Research Fellowship 2014 Analysis of the role of higher education and research policy in the process of regional integration in West Africa. The WAI-ZEI research cooperation offers a “WAI-ZEI Research Fellowship” which is to be conducted in the second half of 2014 between September and December. The WAI-ZEI Research Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for academics to spe [ ... ]

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WAI and Friedrich Ebert Foundation communicate on the Malian crisis at the Institute for Democracy and Progress in Praia
WAI and Friedrich Ebert Foundation communicate on the Malian crisis at the Institute for Democracy and Progress in Praia

As part of its program of activities, the Institute for Democracy and Progress, located in Praia, organized a conference on the challenges of post – conflict Mali, on March 11, 2014. The aim of the meeting was to inform the Cabo Verdean public and foreign communities living in the country on the security and political situation in Mali and its impact on the whole West African region. Invited by [ ... ]

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Ministerial Visit from the Republic of Ivory Cost at WAI
Ministerial Visit from the Republic of Ivory Cost at WAI

On the sidelines of the goodwill and working visit to Praia on 10th and 11th March 2014, Mr. Charles Koffi Diby, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Côte d' Ivoire, Mr. Roger Kacou, Minister of Tourism and Ambassador of Côte d' Ivoire to Cabo Verde visited the West Africa Institute (WAI), in the company by their close associates. The visit was at the invitation of M [ ... ]

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New WAI Critical Analysis and Action Strategies now online!
New WAI Critical Analysis and Action Strategies now online!

After its first four comprehensive studies dealing with topics ranging from the architecture of ECOWAS, over the means of payments, the challenges of the regional citizenship in ECOWAS to the problem of coastal erosion, WAI has the pleasure to inform you that further papers are now available online. WAI’s "Critical Analysis and Action Strategies"-Series offers in-depth research on burning issues [ ... ]

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What next for EU-Africa relations?
What next for EU-Africa relations?

“We are all developing countries in transition”, with these words, Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt, Director of the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) in Bonn, opened the 4th WAI-ZEI Study Group Meeting at the University of Avignon from 27-28 March 2014. He pledged for Africa and Europe to become learning communities, reflecting and learning from each other in order to gain new perspect [ ... ]

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Signing of Memorandum of Agreement between REPAOC and WAI
Signing of Memorandum of Agreement between REPAOC and WAI

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the premises of the Platform of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Republic of Cabo Verde, based in Praia, the Network of Platforms of NGOs of West and Central Africa (REPAOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the West Africa Institute (WAI). 

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Regional Integration in West Africa and training of young elites: WAI welcomes Mahugnon Serge Djohy
Regional Integration in West Africa and training of young elites: WAI welcomes Mahugnon Serge Djohy

Participation of the youth in the West Africa integration process is one of the major objectives of the West Africa Institute (WAI). The Institute aims at contributing to the consolidation and the realization of regional integration in member countries of UEMOA and ECOWAS. To this end, WAI has put in place a capacity-building program aimed at developing the potential of young West African leaders [ ... ]

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Contribution to Science: The West Institute Africa hosts Dr. Angela Moreno
Contribution to Science: The West Institute Africa hosts Dr. Angela Moreno

On March 6, 2014, the West Africa Institute hosted Dr. Angela Moreno, a PhD graduate in Biosystems Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon in Portugal. Undertaking a research on the topic "hydrological modeling and irrigation in conditions of scarcity for the management of water on the island of Santiago, Cabo Verde’’, Ms. Moreno defended her thesis on 25th July 2013. It is importa [ ... ]

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What next for EU-Africa relations?

Shortly before the fourth Africa-EU Summit in Brussels, West African and European researchers and practitioners meet at the University of Avignon, France, on 27-28 March 2014 to discuss practical solutions for both regions and their partnership through comparative academic work. The workshop is part of the research and consulting project “Sustainable Regional Integration in West Africa and Europ [ ... ]

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Call for papers
Call for papers


Call for Papers - Symposium: The Regional Dynamics of Peace and Security in West Africa Venue: Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana Date: 11-14 June 2014   If the end of the Cold War produced a euphoria that led some scholars to claim that humanity had reached an ‘end of history’, that people across the globe would enjoy a ‘peace dividen [ ... ]

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WAI on the ground: A delegation from WAI and l’Université Paris XIII Sorbonne visits some national institutions on the sidelines of a seminar on Migration and Biographical Stories
WAI on the ground: A delegation from WAI and l’Université Paris XIII Sorbonne visits some national institutions on the sidelines of a seminar on Migration and Biographical Stories

As part of the seminar on Migration and Bibliographical Stories organized in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 20th February, 2014, a delegation from the West Africa Institute (WAI) and “l’Université Paris XIII Sorbonne” paid a working visit to “Unidade de Coordenacao da Imigracao” (UCI), the “Biblioteca Nacional” (BN) and the “Plataformas das Comunidades Africanas em Cabo Verde”, all in Pr [ ... ]

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