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ECOWAS Leaders to hold Extraordinary Summit Virtually on the Political Situation in Burkina Faso

The Heads of State will be considering and discussing the recent political developments in Burkina Faso as a result of the January 24, 2022 coup d’état

ECOWAS Leaders to hold Extraordinary Summit Virtually on the Political Situation in Burkina Faso H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has convened an Extraordinary Summit…

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ECOWAS management holds retreat in Assinie – Côte d‘Ivoîre

The Retreat will review and assess the status of the implementation of the mandate of Management as at the end of August 2021

The Office of the President of the ECOWAS Commission under the leadership of H.E. Jean Claude Kassi Brou is organizing a Management Retreat for the Management of ECOWAS commission,  Directors-General of GIABA and WAHO, the Auditor-General of ECOWAS Institutions and heads of other ECOWAS institutions, which is expected to hold…

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Fight Against “Organised Crime: West Africa Response to Trafficking (OCWAR-T project) ”: Holds its 3rd Steering Committee meeting

Discussed challenges in the implementation and the way forward including an up- coming mid- term evaluation of the project

As part of the implementation process of the Organised Crime: West Africa Response to Trafficking (OCWAR-T) project, the German International Cooperation (GIZ) as the lead implementing agency,  the ECOWAS Commission, The European Union, the German Federal Foreign Office and other implementing partners – namely the United Nations Office on Drugs…

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ECOWAS Commission’s Conflict Prevention Focal Persons Charged On Synergies, Innovative Approaches

The Focal persons were given the charge at the beginning of their Three-Day Workshop on the 14th of December, 2021 in Goshen, Nasarawa state, Nigeria

Focal Point Directorates for the implementation of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) have been charged with ensuring greater inter-departmental synergy, innovative approaches, information-sharing and joint programming on conflict prevention and peace building initiatives. The Focal persons were given the charge at the beginning of their Three-Day Workshop on the…

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Towards the beginning of the interventions of the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) in Member States and at the regional market

ERCA is equipped to start interventions from 2022 in Member States and at the regional market in the area of competition

ERCA is pleased to inform ECOWAS Member States’ Governments, regional trade operators, trade chambers, investors, associations of consumer protection, civil society organizations and the general public that during its 87th ordinary session that took place from 9th to 10th December 2021 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, the ECOWAS Council of Ministers has…

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ECOWAS volunteers programme concludes 8th regional coordination council meeting

Participants at the council meeting were drawn from different directorates of the ECOWAS Commission

The ECOWAS Commission through the Department of Social Affairs and Gender has organized the eighth meeting of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme Regional Coordination Council (EVP-RCC). The EVP was established in 2004 with the support of African Development Bank and the United Nations Volunteer Programme to build a pool of young…

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The ECOWAS Commission and the French Development Agency (AFD) sign a New Grant Agreement of €8 million to Support the Food Security Storage System in West Africa

This new funding follows a pilot phase funded by the European Union for €56 million (of which €31.9 million delegated to AFD) to support the ECOWAS Regional Food Security Storage Strategy

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou and the Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) in Nigeria, Mr. Xavier Muron in the presence of the French Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, H.E. Mrs. Emmanuelle Blatmann, signed this Tuesday, 7th December, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria, a…

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Presentation of five (5) draft texts of the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) to the ECOWAS Parliament

The Honourable Members of Parliament asked a number of questions to clarify issues relating to the functioning of ERCA

The draft legal texts for the operationalisation of the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority were presented on Monday 6 December 2021, to the ECOWAS Parliament by a team from ERCA led by the Ag. Executive Director Dr Simeon Koffi and comprising Principal Programme Officer, Legal Affairs, Investigation, Compliance and Application of…

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Sectoral ministers of ECOWAS have recommended the mutual recognition of PCR tests and reopening of land borders of member states as from 1 January 2022

It was one of the decisions made during the 59th Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), convened, on Monday 6 December 2021, a virtual meeting of sectoral ministers in the context of the imminent reopening of land borders in the ECOWAS region. It was one of…

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ECOWAS Commission prepares a declaration of Heads of State on Climate change

The climate change projections for the future reveal even more disastrous effects both for the international community and for the most vulnerable African states

The Specialized Ministerial Technical Committee (CTMS) on the Environment of ECOWAS will hold a hybrid session on Monday, December 6, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. GMT to vali-date a draft Declaration on Climate Change, already prepared by their experts on December 1 and 2, 2021. The draft Declaration…