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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 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 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 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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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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