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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 theme 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, the dynamic socio-historical issues and the West African integration and program of the single currency within ECOWAS zone. Dealing with the theme of the single cur [ ... ]

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WAI-ZEI Paper on regulatory matters online !
WAI-ZEI Paper 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 the 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 cou [ ... ]

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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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WAI receives the Trainee Marike Hebrank, student at the University of Bonn and scholar at DAAD
WAI receives the Trainee Marike Hebrank, student at the University of Bonn and scholar at DAAD

One of the objectives of the cooperation project between the West Africa Institute (WAI), located in Praia, Cabo Verde and the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), located in Bonn, Germany, on "Sustainable Regional Integration in West Africa and Europe" is the establishment of scientific networks between West Africa and Europe.
In this context, Marike Hebrank student under the supervi [ ... ]

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The Director General of WAI participates in the Colloquium on Economic Integration in Africa: Strengthening internal coherence and resilience in the face of external challenges - Accra, Ghana – 6-8 ...
The Director General of WAI participates in the Colloquium on Economic Integration in Africa: Strengthening internal coherence and resilience in the face of external challenges - Accra, Ghana – 6-8 May 2014

From the 6th to the 8th of May 2014, the Third World Network-Africa and the UN-Economic Commission for Africa organized a Colloquium in Accra, Ghana, on « Economic Integration in Africa: Strengthening internal coherence and resilience to external challenges» aimed to promote policy coherence among economic integration initiatives in Africa, as well as the consistency of Africa’s global commitm [ ... ]

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Presentation by WAI on the issue of free movement within the ECOWAS Region
Presentation by WAI on the issue of free movement within the ECOWAS Region

The West Africa Institute participated in the international seminar on "Managing Migration in the ECOWAS Region". The seminar, held on May 29, 2014, at the National Assembly, was in the framework of Cabo Verde Government’s capacity building project for the management of migratory flows. Present at the seminar were representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cabo Verde, Mr. Manuel Palo [ ... ]

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Prof. Kenneth Omeje donates Books to WAI Library
Prof. Kenneth Omeje donates Books to WAI Library

Prof. Kenneth Omeje, Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS), Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK, and a Fellow of the West Africa Institute (WAI), has donated 47 books and academic magazines to the WAI Library. The books, which are all in English, and comprise mainly literature on various aspects of regional integra [ ... ]

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New Book Release
New Book Release

Ludger Kühnhardt, Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives and Partners, Washington D.C./Baltimore: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, 380 pages.   The relationship between Europe and its neighboring continent Africa is embedded in the current global transformation and linked to the interest of other regions in the future development of Africa. Agains [ ... ]

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