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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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Mrs. Yara dos Santos honored with the 2018 West African Youth Award of Excellence
Mrs. Yara dos Santos honored with the 2018 West African Youth Award of Excellence


The African Youth Commission has announced the winners of the 2018 edition of the West African Youth Award. The awards will be presented during an official ceremony in Accra, Ghana on April 21, 2018. The writer and President of the Cab Verdean Association of Public Relations, Mrs. Yara dos Santos will be one of the distinguished personalities of the «West African Youth Award 2018» du [ ... ]

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The West Africa Institute receives Dr. Victor Borges, January 31st, 2018
The West Africa Institute receives Dr. Victor Borges, January 31st, 2018

Dr. Victor Borges, former Minister of Education and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cabo Verde was received on January 31, 2018, at 16:00, by the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Professor Djénéba Traoré, in the presence of the members of the Executive Secretariat of the Institute, Mrs. Vanilde Lopes, Mr. Renato Frederico and Mr. M&aac [ ... ]

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Professor Harlan Koff Nominated WAI Fellow, February 1st, 2018
Professor Harlan Koff Nominated WAI Fellow, February 1st, 2018

The West Africa Institute (WAI) welcomes Professor Harlan Koff  among its Fellows. The appointment, which was formalized by letter on February 1st, 2018, follows the partnership agreement signed in June 2015 between the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion Social - RISC, headquartered at the University of Helsinki (Finland) and WAI. In addition to h [ ... ]

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WAI 2017 Annual Report is Now Available Online!
WAI 2017 Annual Report is Now Available Online!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The West Africa Institute (WAI) is carrying out its commitment to the missions assigned by its Promoters with the firm conviction that the economic and social growth of the West African Region will be achieved through an effective integration and social transformations process. The task may be difficult to fulfil however, it seems to be the best way to reach this goal.  [ ... ]

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