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The President ECOWAS Commission, HE Mr. Marcel Alain de Souza meets WAI Managers in Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde
The President ECOWAS Commission, HE Mr. Marcel Alain de Souza meets WAI Managers in Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde

 The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), His Excellency Marcel Alain de Souza, made an official visit to the Cabo Verdeans authorities from 12 to 15 February 2017, during which he met with a delegation consisting of the Chairman of WAI Board of Directors, HE José Brito, the Director General of WAI, Prof. Djénéba Traor&e [ ... ]

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The West Africa Institute is receiving Mrs Juliette Yahiaoui for a three-months internship
The West Africa Institute is receiving Mrs Juliette Yahiaoui for a three-months internship

Mrs Juliette Yahiaoui is a second-year student of a Master of European Governance at the University of Luxembourg and completes a three-months internship as part of her studies at the West Africa Institute (February the 15th – May the 15th). Her research study focuses on the Policy Coherence for Development between the European Union (EU) and the Economic Community of West African States (EC [ ... ]

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Formal Opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration at Uni-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde, January 23rd, 2017
Formal Opening of the Master Program in African Regional Integration at Uni-CV, Praia, Cabo Verde, January 23rd, 2017

              Since the African Union and the various Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are increasingly influencing the every-day-life of their citizens in different policy areas, the knowledge about the process of regional integration is becoming more and more important. The process of regional integration in West [ ... ]

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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 scientific dimen [ ... ]

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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 transformation is [ ... ]

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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, 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: «Bet [ ... ]

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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,  Madam Ann Therese
Ndong-Jatta paid a courtesy visit to the West Africa Institute (WAI) on July 20, 2016.   Welcomed by WAI Director General, Prof. Djénéba Traoré [ ... ]

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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 facilitatin [ ... ]

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