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ARISA presents innovative approaches to regional integration research coordination in Africa, particularly regarding the issue of migration
ARISA presents innovative approaches to regional integration research coordination in Africa, particularly regarding the issue of migration

The numerous and tragic deaths in the Mediterranean Sea are  calling upon all African and European governments to act on how to best address migration challenges and implement policies which may be decisive for the future of regional integration in both continents. It is also an important issue for the Republic of Cabo Verde as a country of historically and projected high mobility rates.  [ ... ]

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The 2016 first edition of Regional Integration Observer is available online
The 2016 first edition of Regional Integration Observer is available online

This 2016 first edition of RIO is dedicated to addressing current migration crisis in (West) Africa.  Beyond as usual Eurocentric approach and debates, RIO sheds light on the impact of migratory movements on African economies and societies; it examines the relevance of Africa-EU cooperation on migration in Africa. In addition, the edition examines the implementation of the Sustainable Develop [ ... ]

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WAI hosts Sidy Mariko and Oyewole Simon Oginni for three months internship
WAI hosts Sidy Mariko and Oyewole Simon Oginni for three months internship

The West African Institute (WAI) is hosting for three (3) months internship Mr. Sidy Mariko and Mr. Oyewole Simon Oginni, both students for a Master's Degree in Governance and Regional Integration at the Panafrican Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAGHSS) in Yaounde, Cameroon. Mr. Mariko holds a Bachelor degree in Language and literature of Anglo-Saxon countries at the Uni [ ... ]

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Under the Aegis of the Africa Trade Network (ATN), UNECA and TWN-Africa organize a Colloquium on Continental Free Trade Area and a Civil Society Strategy Meeting, Accra, Ghana, 29 February – 03 Mar...
Under the Aegis of the Africa Trade Network (ATN), UNECA and TWN-Africa  organize a Colloquium on Continental Free Trade Area and a Civil Society Strategy Meeting, Accra, Ghana, 29 February – 03 March 2016

On invitation of Third World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa) and the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Director General of the West Africa Institute, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, participated in the Colloquium on Continental Free Trade Area: Internal Coherence and External Threats and Civil Society Strategy Meeting on Advo [ ... ]

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Signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) and the West Africa Institute (WAI )
Signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) and the West Africa Institute (WAI )

Signed by HE Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and by HE José Brito, Chairman of the Board of the West Africa Institute (WAI), the objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is to strengthen the collaboration between WAI and the ECOWAS Commission in order to support ECOWAS efforts in t [ ... ]

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WAI Director General addresses the Importance of Research Centers at the official Opening of the Centre of Law, Economic and Social Studies (CEJES) of the Higher Institute of Juridical and Social Scie...
WAI Director General addresses the Importance of Research Centers at the official Opening of the Centre of Law, Economic and Social Studies (CEJES) of the Higher Institute of Juridical and Social Sciences (ISCJS) Praia

Chaired by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, (MESCI) Dr. António Correia e Silva, the opening ceremony of the Centre for Judicial Studies, Economic and Social (CEJES, http://www.cejes-uan.org/) of the Higher Institute of Juridical and Social Sciences (ISCJS, www.iscjs.edu.cv/) Praia, Cabo Verde, was marked by several interventions. First, in his speech, the Minister [ ... ]

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WAI participates in the preparatory and consultative meeting of the Regional Networks of Civil Society Organizations
WAI participates in the preparatory and consultative meeting of the Regional Networks of Civil Society Organizations

In order to promote the sustainability of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in West Africa, the NGO platforms Network of West and Central Africa (REPAOC) organized a regional consultative forum on strengthening the dialogue between the regional networks in West Africa, from 25th to 28th January 2016 in Praia, the capital of the Republic of Cabo Verde. At the invitation of the President of REPA [ ... ]

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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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WAI welcomes Eike Felix Hägerbäumer, Master Student at the University of Bonn, Germany
WAI welcomes Eike Felix Hägerbäumer, Master Student at the University of Bonn, Germany

The West Africa Institute welcomes Mr. Eike Felix Haegerbaeumer, currently student of Political Science at the University of Bonn for a two-month internship. Beforehand Mr. Haegerbaeumer obtained a Bachelor's degree at the University of Duisburg-Essen and spent an academic year at the Institut d’études politiques de Lille (Sciences Po Lille). His scientific activities focus on questio [ ... ]

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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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