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WAI participates in the Country-level Stakeholders Consultations of WASCAL in Cabo Verde
WAI participates in the Country-level Stakeholders Consultations of WASCAL in Cabo Verde

On the invitation of the Cab Verdean Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (MESCI), Dr. António Leao de Aguiar Correia e Silva, the West Africa Institute (WAI) has participated in the Country-level Stakeholders Consultations of West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Land Use (WASCAL), organized in the building of the National Institute for Research and Agri [ ... ]

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The 3rd edition of the RIO in 2015 Online: current political challenges in Europe and West Africa
The 3rd edition of the RIO in 2015 Online: current political challenges in Europe and West Africa

The third edition of the Regional Integration Observer (RIO) in 2015 is dedicated to the current political challenges in Europe and West Africa. The various articles analyze the consequences of the refugee crisis on the European integration process, Africa´s role in climate negotiations, the elections in Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea Conakry and Burkina Faso and the current situation in  [ ... ]

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WAI Director General shares on the Current Developments of the Situation in Mali at the Institute for Theology and Peace, Hamburg, Germany
WAI Director General shares on the Current Developments of the Situation in Mali at the Institute for Theology and Peace, Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Djénéba Traoré, shared on November 16, 2015 at the Research Institute for Theology and Peace of Hamburg a key note address at the round table dedicated to the recent developments of the situation in Mali. Participants at the round table were West African Experts and members of the Institute of Peace Studies and Safe Policy and the German Institute of Global and Area  [ ... ]

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Exchange visit of WAI Director General to the Helmut Schmidt University / Bundeswehr University of Hamburg
Exchange visit of WAI Director General to the Helmut Schmidt University / Bundeswehr University of  Hamburg

The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI) conducted on 15 and 16 November 2015 an exchange visit to the Helmut Schmidt University / Bundeswehr University of Hambourg at the invitation of the Director of the Research Institute on International Relations, Prof. Dr. Michael Staack.

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Communication on the EU Immigration policy towards Africa at the University of Helmut Schmidt / University of Bundeswehr Hamburg
Communication on the EU Immigration policy towards Africa at the University of Helmut Schmidt / University of Bundeswehr Hamburg

At the invitation of Prof. Dr. Phil. Michael Staack, Director of the Research Institute for International Relations of the Helmut Schmidt Universität / Bundeswehr Universität Hamburg, the coordinator of the research project WAI-ZEI between the West Africa Institute of West (WAI) and Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Ablam Benjamin Akoutou, gave a communication on November 16 [ ... ]

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African Regional Integration Studies Association (ARISA) Constitutes Inaugural Assembly
African Regional Integration Studies Association (ARISA) Constitutes Inaugural Assembly

At the invitation of the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), African researchers met in Bonn from 10-11 November 2015 to facilitate the establishment of the “African Regional Integration Studies Association (ARISA)” in order to foster a critical understanding of the Member States, historical development, institutions, processes, policies,  [ ... ]

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WAI Director General presents a contribution at the Regional Workshop on «Culture, History and Ideas: Re-evaluating Pan-Africanism» Dakar, Senegal, 16 – 17 October 2015
WAI Director General presents a contribution at the Regional Workshop on «Culture, History and Ideas: Re-evaluating Pan-Africanism» Dakar, Senegal, 16 – 17 October 2015

The two day workshop on «Culture, History and Ideas: Re-evaluating Pan-Africanism» was co-hosted by the Graduate School of Development Policy of the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Practice and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). The meeting was part of a series of discussions on t [ ... ]

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WAI Director General participates in the International Conference «From HEEFA to SDG4: Building on Achievements» 8 – 9 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain
WAI Director General participates in the International Conference  «From HEEFA to SDG4: Building on Achievements» 8 – 9 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Conclusions and Recommandations The 2-day meeting organized by the International Association of Universities (IAU) in partnership with the Jaume Bofill Foundation brought together some 60 people from 29 countries with all continents represented. The participants were Members of the IAU Reference Group for HEEFA (Higher Education for Educational For All), representatives of IAU Members,  [ ... ]

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WAI Director General presents a contribution on Timbuktu in the International Conference « Islam and World Peace » Columbia University, New York, USA
WAI Director General presents a contribution on Timbuktu in the International Conference « Islam and World Peace » Columbia University, New York, USA

WAI Director General made a presentation entitled «Saving Timbuktu , the City of Religious Tolerance over the Centuries», in the framework of the International Conference « Islam and World Peace», September 11 to 13 2015, organized by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University; the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University and Maja [ ... ]

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New WAI-ZEI Paper dealing with Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and Beyond ONLINE!
New WAI-ZEI Paper dealing with Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and Beyond ONLINE!

The paper at hand summarizes the focal points of ECOWAS policy in the area of science, technology and innovation (ECOPOST) as well as the results of the WAI - CEDIR Workshop on Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and Beyond which took place in Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde, from September 29-30, 2014. Thematic areas of the workshop were:  The Developme [ ... ]

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New WAI-ZEI Paper on a Pan-African Network in Regional Integration Studies online
New WAI-ZEI Paper on a  Pan-African Network in Regional Integration Studies online

Ludger Kühnhardt and Djénéba Traoré (eds.): Brainstorming for a Pan-African Network in Regional Integration Studies Despite the growing economic and political importance of and academic interest in African regional integration, topical research communities across the continent are not formally or structurally linked, hindering efficient and synergetic exchange and cooper [ ... ]

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