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HE Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission visits WAI
HE Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission visits WAI

The President of the    ECOWAS Commission, HE Jean Claude Kassi Brou, visited the West Africa Institute (WAI) on November 2, 2018, as part of an official visit he carried out with the State and the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde. Welcomed on his arrival by Mr. José Brito, Chairman of the Board of Directors of WAI and Prof. Djénéba Traoré, WAI D [ ... ]

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WAI Director General, Member of the 2018 Jury of the Support Program for Research and Innovation (PARI)
 WAI Director General, Member of the 2018 Jury of the Support Program for Research and Innovation (PARI)

At the invitation of the Department of ECOWAS in charge of Education, Science and Culture, led by Commissioner Prof. Leopoldo Amado, the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, took part in the work of the Jury of the Research and Innovation Support Program (PARI). As part of the promotion of research products, the ECOWAS Commission launched [ ... ]

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WAI receives the Representatives of the RISC Consortium and the GAMMA Program
WAI receives the Representatives of the RISC Consortium and the GAMMA Program

Professors Harlan Koff, Miguel Equihua,  Carmen Maganda and Griselda Benítez Badillo from the Consortium for Comparative Studies on Regional Integration and Social Transformation (RISC) sojourned in Praia from October 1st to 5th in the framework of their partnership with the West Africa Institute (WAI). The aim of the visit was to present the GAMMA Program to the Cabo Verdean Governme [ ... ]

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WAI Director General co-hots a Panel discussion at the 2018 PEGNet Conference, October 11, Cotonou, Benin
WAI Director General co-hots a Panel discussion at the 2018 PEGNet Conference, October 11, Cotonou, Benin

At the invitation of the Kiel Institute of World Economy (Institut für Weltwirtschaft), Germany, the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, participated as a panelist at the Poverty Reduction Equity and Growth Network Conference (PEGNet) held in Cotonou, Benin, on October 11 and 12, 2018. The event was co-organized by the African School [ ... ]

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WAI Newsletter 10th Edition January - June 2018 is now online!
WAI Newsletter 10th Edition January - June 2018 is now online!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The first semester of the year 2018 has been marked by the participation of the West Africa Institute (WAI) in the 13th Strategic Plannig Coordination Committee (SPCC) Meeting that took place in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, from 11 to 12 May 2018. This major event was chaired by HE Finda E.M Koroma, the new Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, and facilitated by the G [ ... ]

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WAI Director General takes part in the International Workshop on Germany´s West Africa Policy, Berlin, May 24-25, 2018 and holds a Conference on Mali at the Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg, 28 M...
WAI Director General takes part in the International Workshop on Germany´s West Africa Policy, Berlin, May 24-25, 2018 and holds a Conference on Mali at the Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg, 28 May 2018

In collaboration with the Institute for Theology and Peace (ithf) – the peace research institute of the Catholic Church in Germany – and its director Professor Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven, Professor Michael Staack from the Helmut Schmidt University (HSU) - University of the German Armed Forces of Hamburg and his team organized an international workshop on German West Africa policy. Th [ ... ]

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WAI hosts Khadija Chopin for one-month internship, May 7 - June 7, 2018
WAI hosts Khadija Chopin for  one-month internship,  May 7 - June 7, 2018

The West Africa Institute (WAI) hosted Ms. Khadija Chopin from May 7th to June 7th as part of a 30-day internship. After a License degree in History and Political Science, Khadija Chopin is currently in Master 1 «Conflictualities and Mediation» at the Western Catholic University of Angers, France. After several internships, notably at the Embassy of the Republic of Cabo Verde in Pari [ ... ]

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WAI Director General participates in the 13th Meeting of ECOWAS Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Abuja, 11-12 May 2018
WAI Director General participates in the 13th Meeting of ECOWAS Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Abuja, 11-12 May 2018

Preceded by the preparatory working session of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC), the 13th meeting of the SPCC, jointly organized by the ECOWAS Commission and the GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), was held at the Sandralia Hotel, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, May 11-12, 2018. The agenda of the meeting addressed the [ ... ]

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The Minister of Regional Integration, HE Júlio Herbert Lopes, receives in audience the Director General of WAI, 02 May 2018
The Minister of Regional Integration, HE Júlio Herbert Lopes, receives in audience the Director General of WAI, 02 May 2018

The Minister for Regional Integration near the Prime Minister (MAPMIR), HE Júlio Herbert Lopes, received in audience the Director General of WAI, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, accompanied by Mr. Renato Frederico, Deputy Administrative Assistant, on May 2nd, 2018, at the Ministry of Regional Integration, located at the Government Palace. The Minister welcomed the will of WAI Di [ ... ]

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Pedro Gomes Secondary School (ESPG) receives Visit from the West Africa Institute (WAI), 20th March 2018
Pedro Gomes Secondary School (ESPG) receives Visit from the West Africa Institute (WAI), 20th March 2018

Responding to the invitation of Mrs. Lídia Spencer Lopes dos Santos of Barros e Silva, Project Coordinator at the Pedro Gomes Secondary School (ESPG), the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, paid a visit on March 20th, 2018, to the ESPG where she was received by Mrs. Lídia Spencer and the Director of the school, Mr. Cecilio  [ ... ]

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WAI receives the Visit from the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, 21 February 2018
WAI receives the Visit from the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, 21 February 2018

HE Marion Weichelt Krupski, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Senegal, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Mauritania, carried out a visit to contact the West Africa Institute on February 21, 2018. The Ambassador was staying in Praia as part of the presentation of her letters of credentials to HE the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca. Accompanied [ ... ]

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