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ECOWAS and its Ambassadors Chart Way Forward for Regional Stability

The Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission Madam Finda Koroma restated the ECOWAS’ commission’s commitment to peace and security

ECOWAS and its Member States’ Ambassadors are charting a way forward for regional stability, peace and security. The intensified cooperation was reinforced at the thematic briefing session with Member States’ Ambassadors which held on the 10th of May in Abuja, Nigeria. Speaking on the session’s theme: 2022 Security outlook amidst military incursion into politics…

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ECOWAS Experts Meet to Consider Draft Offer on Trade in Services for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The meeting was attended by Trade in Services Experts from ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania; Officials from the ECOWAS and WAEMU Commissions

The ECOWAS Commission organized the Seventh (7th) Regional Meeting on the draft ECOWAS Offer, from the 25th– 27th April 2022, on the Trade in Services Protocol under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Before declaring the meeting open, the Director of Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Trade at the Ministry of…

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Reunion of Episcopal Conferences of West Africa (RECOWA) Holds the Opening Session of its 4th General Assembly at the ECOWAS Commission HQ in Abuja

RECOWA was founded in 2012 to bring the pastoral experiences of the Bishops together to help in the issues affecting the lives of the diverse people in the region

The Reunion of Episcopal Conferences of West (RECOWA) holds the opening session of its 4th General Assembly at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria today Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, while opening the Session, encouraged the Conference “to begin…

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As part of the “West African Police Information System (WAPIS)” ECOWAS inaugurates the Information Center of Togo Police (CIPT)

The CIPT is the national center for the collection and recording of police data, which will be responsible in Togo for the management of the West African Police Information System (WAPIS)

The government of Togo, represented by its Minister of Security and Civil Protection, General Damehane YARK, proceeded this Friday, April 29, 2022, to the inauguration of the Information Center of Togo Police (CIPT), at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior and Civil Protection, as part of the “West African…

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Validation of the ECOWAS Regional Climate Strategy: The Fifteen Member States United for a Solidary and Coordinated Action Against Climate Change

The ECOWAS Regional Climate Strategy is the result of a collaborative process spanning over a year between institutions, ECOWAS Member States within the subregion

The fifteen (15) Ministers of Environment of ECOWAS Member States, meeting under the chairmanship of Honorable Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ghana, on Friday 29 April 2022, validated the ECOWAS Regional Climate Strategy. The ECOWAS Regional Climate Strategy is the result of a collaborative…

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President Brou Visits the Republic of Cabo Verde: Assures Continuous Support to Growth and Development

President Brou highlighted that the visit is to strengthen regional integration and establish cooperation in several economic areas

A delegation from the ECOWAS Commission led by the President, H. E Jean-Claude Kassi Brou visited the Republic of Cabo Verde. The President was accompanied by Mr. Tei Konzi, Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free Movement, Mr. Douka Sediko, Commissioner, Energy and Mines, Mr. Ousseini Salifou, Executive Director of the…

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ECOWAS and ITC launch the ECOWAS – ITC SheTrades project

This project will roll-out the tools and resources of ITC’s SheTrades Initiative to provide targeted support and technical expertise to women in business at a regional level

The ECOWAS Commission has combined efforts with the International Trade Centre (ITC) SheTrades Initiative to launch the ECOWAS – ITC SheTrades project. Jointly organized by ECOWAS, ITC and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the event was attended by representatives from ECOWAS, ITC the West African Economic and Monetary…

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Commissioner Sediko Douka ‘s Working visit to the West African Power Pool in Cotonou, Benin

WAPP’s Information and Coordination Centre was created as an energy sales and purchase operator within the framework of operationalising the regional electricity market

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Energy and Mines was in Cotonou, Benin on 7 and 8 April 2022, to assess the progress of construction works at the WAPP Information and Coordination Centre. The Commissioner kick-started his visit by inspecting the ICC site where construction has been ongoing since 2017 in the Abomey,…

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ECOWAS Commission and USAID Review ECOWAS’ Interventions in Elections and Mediation Processes in the Region

The two-day hybrid Workshop governance challenges in West Africa and their implication on human security

The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development’ Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data (USAID-REWARD ii) in West Africa, began a two-day After-Action-Review (AAR) of ECOWAS preventive diplomacy and assistance towards having an inclusive electoral processes in…

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ECOWAS holds consultative meetings on Regional Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation Strategy

The Commission is accelerating the development of a regional implementation strategy taking a participatory and inclusive approach

The ECOWAS Commission continued its consultations with State and Non-State Actors on the formulation of the ECOWAS Regional Implementation Strategy for the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 22 March 2022. With a view to ensuring that that the AfCFTA outcomes are consistent with regional advancements…