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Report on the WAI - CEDIR Workshop on Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and beyond
Report on the WAI - CEDIR Workshop on Higher Education and  Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and beyond

29th - 30th September, 2014 – UNI-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde The workshop on Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and beyond was held on 29th -30th September, 2014, in Praia, Cabo Verde, in the auditorium of the Palmarejo Campus of the University of Cabo Verde (UNICV). The participants included experts with diverse experiences in higher education and regional  [ ... ]

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Studying Integration in a Euro-African Context - Scholarships for West African young professionals
Studying Integration in a Euro-African Context - Scholarships for West African young professionals

The WAI-ZEI Cooperation project offers seven scholarships for West African young professionals to study the "Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation" (MES) at ZEI in Bonn in the years 2015 and 2016. Scholarships cover the tuition fee of 6.500 €. „I applied for the Master of European Studies  – Governance and Regulation (MES), because I want to learn more about European c [ ... ]

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Migration and Civil Society as development drivers within a regional context – 5th Study Group Meeting of the WAI-ZEI Research Cooperation
Migration and Civil Society as development drivers within a regional context – 5th Study Group Meeting of the WAI-ZEI Research Cooperation

“The Ebola Crisis clearly reflects the governance deficits on the African continent and makes integrated responses on a regional level more necessary than ever before. Since the first outbreak of Ebola almost thirty years ago, no consequences and lessons have been drawn”. It was with these unequivocal words that the Chairman of the WAI-Board and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cabo  [ ... ]

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African Transformation Process on the Way at the Forum All Futures Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 26-28, 2014
African Transformation Process on the Way at the Forum All Futures Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 26-28, 2014

The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI) participated in the Forum All Futures Africa, held in Johannesburg, at the premises of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project, South Africa, on 26-28 May, 2014. The event with the theme «Transforming Africa’s Futures» was jointly organized by UNESCO and WITS School of Governance. The aim of the meeting was to bring together A [ ... ]

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Report on the WAI-ECREEE Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency, 14th to 16th July, 2014, in Praia, Cabo Verde
Report on the WAI-ECREEE Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency, 14th to 16th July, 2014, in Praia, Cabo Verde

The workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency development in West Africa took place on14th -16th July, 2014, in Praia, Cabo Verde. Held at the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the event brought together experts from the fields of climate change, renewable energy financing, renewable energy projects development, policy developers, researchers and practitio [ ... ]

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Signing of Collaboration Protocol between WAI and the University of Cabo Verde
Signing of Collaboration Protocol between WAI and the University of Cabo Verde

On Friday the 4th July, 2014, the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the University of Cabo Verde (UNICV) signed a collaboration protocol, committing both to working together to develop and implement a Masters in African Regional Integration.

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Director General of WAI at the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference, Pretoria, South Africa
Director General of WAI at the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference, Pretoria, South Africa

The Director General of the West Africa Institute, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, participated in the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference, held on 22 – 24 May 2014 at St Georges Hotel in Pretoria, which hosted more than 100 participants. The topic of the three-day conference was:  AU at 50 and Beyond: The Quest for ‘African Solutions to African Problems’ (ASAP). Prof. Traoré  [ ... ]

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

The West Africa Institute (WAI) is pleased to announce the release of new publications of the series "WAI Critical Analysis and Action Strategies" covering various topics ranging from the challenges of higher education in West Africa and the dynamic socio-historical issues to the West African integration the single currency program within the ECOWAS zone. Dealing with the issue of the single curr [ ... ]

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WAI-ZEI Papers on regulatory matters online !
WAI-ZEI Papers on regulatory matters  online !

The West Africa Institute (WAI) is pleased to announce that in the context of its joint research project with the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Bonn/Germany, addressing the obstacles to a "Sustainable Regional Integration in West Africa and Europe", five new scientific contributions have been published. They fall within the field o economic research and are dedicated to the themes [ ... ]

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WAI at the Regional Training Workshop on Energy Efficiency Buildings
WAI at the Regional Training Workshop on Energy Efficiency Buildings

The West Africa Institute (WAI) was represented by Daniel Yeboah, the Coordinator of the WAI-ZEI Project and trainees Mahugnon Serge Djohy and Marike Hebrank at the Regional Training Workshop on Energy Efficiency Buildings held in Praia, Cabo Verde, from the 9th to the 13th of June 2014. During the conference, the potentials and challenges in the field of sustainable construction in member countri [ ... ]

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International Conference on Structural Transformations in Africa and beyond: Serge Djohy, winner of the GDN-UNECA Essay Competition "Imagining the future of Africa 2025"
International Conference on Structural Transformations in Africa and beyond: Serge Djohy, winner of the GDN-UNECA Essay Competition

The Global Development Network (GDN), in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the University of Ghana, Legon and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) organized the 15th Annual Conference of GDN in Accra, Ghana, from 18th to 20th June, 2014. Held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), the three-day [ ... ]

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