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The 8th Edition of WAI Newsletter Now Available Online!
The 8th Edition of WAI Newsletter Now Available Online!

  The West Africa Institute (WAI) was created by UNESCO, ECOWAS Commission, UEMOA Commission, the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde and the ECOBANK Group. It was approved by the Summit of Heads of State of ECOWAS, held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in December 2008 and by the Council of Ministers of UEMOA on 26 June, 2009, in Dakar (Senegal). WAI’s main missions are: - to gene [ ... ]

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Promotion des Echanges Commerciaux entre la République de Cabo Verde et les Pays Francophones d’Afrique : Quel Rôle peut jouer la Langue Française ?
Promotion des Echanges Commerciaux entre la République de Cabo Verde et les Pays Francophones d’Afrique : Quel Rôle peut jouer la Langue Française ?

The article examines the concept of Francophonie in terms of history, impact and prospects. The terminology appeared for the first time about the year 1880 and has given rise to a multitude of institutions working in various fields. However what is the real influence of the French language around the world ? What kind of opportunities does the Francophone space offer regarding  the deve [ ... ]

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Sauvons Tombouctou, Ville Séculaire de Tolérance Religieuse et de Coexistence Pacifique
Sauvons Tombouctou, Ville Séculaire de Tolérance Religieuse et de Coexistence Pacifique

The article presents the city of Timbuktu as a symbol of religious tolerance and a place of where populations from diverse origins and cultures are living. Classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1988, the famous «Pearl of the Desert» of yesterday has become a martyr city, following the tragic events of 2012 that have deeply shaken Mali and neighboring countries. How can  [ ... ]

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Master Program in African Regional Integration: WAI Director General holds a Training Seminar at Uni-CV, 10-14 July 2017
Master Program in African Regional Integration: WAI Director General holds a Training Seminar at Uni-CV, 10-14 July 2017


The African continent needs today more than ever strong institutions. The Master Program in African Regional Integration (MARI), aims therefore at reinforcing the capacity of organizations working on Regional Integration issues. Through the practical focus of the modules, graduates will develop skills in research, critical analysis, negotiation, strategic planning, pr [ ... ]

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WAI Director General participates in the Conference of African Humanities (CAH), Bamako, Mali, 28 June - 1 July 2017
WAI Director General participates in the Conference of African Humanities (CAH), Bamako, Mali, 28 June  - 1 July 2017

At the invitation of the General Coordinator of the Conference of African Humanities (CAH), WAI Director General, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, took part in the regional meeting which took place from 28 June to 1 July 2017 at the Salam Hotel in Bamako on the theme: «Languages, Cultures, History and Territories». The Amilcar Cabral Foundation, also invited to the Conferenc [ ... ]

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The President of the National Organizing Commission of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED) received at WAI, July 19, 2017
The President of the National Organizing Commission of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED) received at WAI, July 19, 2017


In the frame of the holding of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED), that will take place in the Republic of Cabo Verde, from 17 to 20 October 2017, a delegation led by the President of the Forum Organizing Committee, was received by the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré on June 19th, 2017. The delegation was composed [ ... ]

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Economist Mamadou Dia, Ing. José Brito and Dr. Jacob Olugbenga Adesida share their research findings on Governance in Africa in the 21st Century at the José Maria Neves Foundation for Governance (FJ...
Economist Mamadou Dia, Ing. José Brito and Dr. Jacob Olugbenga Adesida share their research findings on Governance in Africa in the 21st Century at the José Maria Neves Foundation for Governance (FJMNG), Praia, May 24, 2017

Created and chaired by the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the José Maria Neves Foundation for Governance (FJMNG) major objective aims at promoting good governance and fundamental freedoms, consolidating the democratic rule of law, the effectiveness of public policies and the sustainable development of small island States. According to the FJMNG, the following activiti [ ... ]

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WAI hosts the students of ISCJS, Carina De Oliveira and Cíntia Monteiro for one month intership
WAI hosts the students of ISCJS, Carina De Oliveira and Cíntia Monteiro for one month intership

The West Africa Institute (WAI) is hosting for one month internship Carina De Oliveira and Cíntia Monteiro, both students in International Relations and Diplomacy of Higher Institute of Juridical and Social Science (ISCJS) based in Praia, Cabo Verde. Carina de Oliveira holds a degree in public management from the YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) Dakar program, and is also  [ ... ]

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Women, Peace and Security Contribution of Prof. Djénéba Traoré, Director General of WAI, at the Djibouti UNESCO Conference, 2-4 May 2017


In an increasingly interconnected world, the implementation of a lasting peace in Africa, particularly in the Western, Eastern and Central regions and the Horn of Africa, must be part of an International concern involving all actors, male and female. The struggle for peace means first of all the commitment to create a better world, a commitment that cannot be detached from a strong political awar [ ... ]

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WAI Director General participates in the UNESCO Conference on Higher Education, Policy and Research: Quality and Future Challenges for East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Djibouti, 2-4 May 2017
WAI Director General participates in the UNESCO Conference on Higher Education, Policy and Research: Quality and Future Challenges for East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Djibouti, 2-4 May 2017


At the invitation of Dr. Nabil Mohamed Ahmed, Minister of Higher Education and Research of the Republic of Djibouti and Madam Ann Thérèse Ndong-Jatta, Regional Director of the UNESCO Office for East Africa Indian Ocean, the Director General of the West Africa Institute (IAO), Prof. Djénéba Traoré took part in the UNESCO Conference on Higher Education, Policy and  [ ... ]

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The Ambassador of Senegal visits the West Africa Institute (WAI), Praia, on 09 May 2017
The Ambassador of Senegal visits the West Africa Institute (WAI), Praia, on 09 May 2017

 
The Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal accredited to the Republic of Cabo Verde, Madam Seynabou Dial, paid a courtesy visit to the West Africa Institute (WAI) on May 09, 2017. Hosted by the Director General of WAI, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, Madam Seynabou Dial explained that the purpose of her visit was to initiate exchanges between WAI and the Embassy of Senegal on re [ ... ]

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