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The Reports on Abuja and Praia Regional Dialogues are now Available Online!
The Reports on Abuja and Praia Regional Dialogues are now Available Online!

    Kindly find the reports of the Regional Dialogue on «Emerging Trends and Challenges of Electoral Democracy in Africa», held in in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, from 25th to 26th May 2016 under the aegis of the Department of Political Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC) and of the Regional Dialogue on «Political Parties and Electoral Processes: Prev [ ... ]

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The Challenge of Structural Transformation in West Africa
The Challenge of Structural Transformation in West Africa

 Dr. Félix Fofana N’Zué     Development theory stipulates that for countries to develop, they have to structurally transform going from an agrarian economy to a modern one. This structural transformation was to take place in stages (Kuznets, 1966)*. Thus, socio economic development is achieved via transformation especially Structural Transformation. This tra [ ... ]

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WAI on the Field Trial
WAI on the Field Trial

  Prof. Djénéba Traoré WAI Director General        
 The West Africa Institute (WAI) is a think tank serving regional integration institutions and remains deeply committed to the principle that «Reflection must necessarily precede decisions and actions». Created to give the concept of "regional integration" a scientif [ ... ]

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Opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration at UNI-CV, Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde
Opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration at UNI-CV, Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde

The University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) and the West Africa Institute (WAI) announce the opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration (MARI). Applications are open until December 31, 2016. For more information, kindly go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yr1KnA43OA&feature=share You can also visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/mira.unicv/ For any other i [ ... ]

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The 7th Edition of WAI Newsletter is now Online!
The 7th Edition of WAI Newsletter is now Online!

  Dear Readers, in the December 2016 edition of WAI Newsletter, you will find the editorial of HE Ing. José Brito, Chairman of WAI Board of Directors. The keynotes of WAI Chairman mainly underline the importance of the new Strategic Plan and the role of «think tank» of the Institute in the accelerating process of regional integration in the West Africa region. WAI Dire [ ... ]

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The Director General of the West Africa Institute receives the 2016 Pan African Humanitarian Award
The Director General of the West Africa Institute receives the 2016 Pan African Humanitarian Award

                                 The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré was awarded the Pan-African Humanitarian Award on Academic Excellence and Community Development. 23 Winners have been distinguished for the 2016 Edition of the Pan A [ ... ]

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Academic Cooperation University of Luxembourg – WAI Mrs. Emeline Nanga presents her Doctoral Thesis on Migration and Regional Integration: Case Study of Mexico and Morocco, Luxembourg, September 15...
Academic Cooperation University of Luxembourg – WAI  Mrs. Emeline Nanga presents her Doctoral Thesis on Migration and Regional Integration: Case Study of Mexico and Morocco, Luxembourg, September 15th, 2016


                      At the invitation of the University of Luxembourg (http://www.uni.lu/universite), the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, took part as Alternate Chairperson in the Jury of the Doctorate Thesis Defense of Mrs. Emeline Nanga on the theme: «Betw [ ... ]

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UNESCO-BREDA Regional Director visits WAI, Praia, July 20th, 2016
UNESCO-BREDA Regional Director visits WAI,  Praia, July 20th, 2016





As part of an official mission to the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde,
including a working session with the UNESCO National Office, the Regional
Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar
(http://www.unesco.org/new/fr/dakar),  Madam Ann Therese
Ndong-Jatta paid a courtesy visit to the West Africa Institute (WAI) on July 20, 2016.   Welcomed by WAI Director General, Pr [ ... ]

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WAI confirms though a new Strategic Plan its Role of "Think Tank" in the Accelerating Process of Regional Integration in West Africa
WAI confirms though a new Strategic Plan its Role of

HE Ing. José Brito Chairman of WAI Board of Directors                     The vision of the West Africa Institute (WAI) is to participate actively in the Regional Integration of West Africa in close collaboration with other actors operating in the regions areas in West Africa by facilitating decision-making to meet the real nee [ ... ]

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What Research Support in Support of Regional Integration in West Africa?
What Research Support in Support of Regional Integration in West Africa?

Prof. Diéry Seck  
                             Over the last few decades, West Africa has held a leading role in Africa on efforts to achieve regional integration (RI) on the continent.  Its two main groupings, Union économique et monétaire ouest africaine (UEMOA) and the Econ [ ... ]

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Cabo Verde and the African Regional Integration “Train”: The Investment in Qualification as a Passport for the Front "Wagon"
Cabo Verde and the African Regional Integration “Train”: The Investment in Qualification as a Passport for the Front

Prof. Dr. Odair Barros-Varela         In spite of being a researcher      on the integration processes     underway in the African continent,  with emphasis in the Western region and within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), I write this opinion article essentially as Academic Director of the Master in African Regional  [ ... ]

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