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Fourth Meeting of the Forum of Stakeholders on ECOWAS Monitoring and Evaluation System: The Director General of WAI presents the results of the Study on the Evaluation of the Regional Strategic Plan 2...
Fourth Meeting of the Forum of Stakeholders on ECOWAS Monitoring and Evaluation System: The Director General of WAI presents the results of the Study on the Evaluation of the Regional Strategic Plan 2011-2015, Lome, Togo, 5-8 August 2015

Organized by the ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Fourth Meeting of the Forum of Stakeholders on EOWAS Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System, held in Lomé, Togo, 5-8 August 2015 was attended by the Representatives of Member States, Specialized Institutions and Agencies of the Commission. The overall objective of th [ ... ]

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New WAI Newsletter dealing among others with the role of Education in the implementation of a real culture of regional integration online!
New WAI Newsletter dealing among others with the role of Education in the implementation of a real culture of regional integration online!

The current WAI Newsletter - N° 4 June 2015 analyses the role of Education in the implementation of a real culture of regional integration, reports about the activities of WAI, its recent publications and meetings. The main themes addressed are related to the impact of globalization and the perspectives for small States, the dynamics of peace and security in West Africa and the challenges of r [ ... ]

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Successful Accreditation of Master in African Regional Integration.
Successful Accreditation of Master in African Regional Integration.

The Cab Verdean Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Innovation (MESCI) has granted accreditation and registration to the proposed Master in African Regional Integration on the 26th of May 2015. The cooperation partners, the West Africa Institute (WAI), University of Cabo Verde (UNI-CV) and the Center European Integration Studies (ZEI) presented the detailed curriculum and implementation str [ ... ]

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New WAI-ZEI Anthology dealing with Migration and Civil Society as Development Drivers from a 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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