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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019!

The West Africa Institute (WAI) thanks its Promoters, Technical Partners and Scientific Collaborators, as well as all its Readers for their valuable Support.  WAI wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous Year 2019!

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Cabo Verde First International Conference "Building New Partnerships for the Sustainable Development of Cabo Verde" & Investment Forum, Paris, France, 11-12 December 2018. - WAI and RISC Consortium a...
Cabo Verde First International Conference

Responding to the letter of invitation of His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde and Head of Government, Dr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva, the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI) , Prof. Djénéba Traoré and the President of the RISC Consortium, Prof. Harlan Koff attended the Cabo Verde First International Conference on "Building N [ ... ]

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WAI Director General participates as a Panelist in the 1st Edition of Cabo Verde Ocean Week, Mindelo, São Vicente, 19 - 23 November 2018
WAI Director General participates as a Panelist in the 1st Edition of Cabo Verde Ocean Week, Mindelo, São Vicente, 19 - 23 November 2018

At the invitation of HE José da Silva Gonçalves, Minister of Tourism and Transport and Minister of Maritime Economy of Cabo Verde, the Director General of the West Africa Institute, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, took part in the 1st Edition of Cabo Verde Ocean Week "(CVOW) that took place in Mindelo, São Vicente Island, from 19 to 23 November 2018. Platform par e [ ... ]

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International Conference "Building New Partnerships for the Sustainable Development of Cabo Verde" Paris, 11 & 12 December 2018
International Conference

Cabo Verde will organize an International Conference on "Building New Partnerships for the Sustainable Development of Cabo Verde". The event that will be chaired by His Excellency the Prime Minister, Head of the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Dr. José Ulisses Correa e Silva, will be held on December 11 and 12, 2018 at the World Bank Conference Center, Paris, France. As part of t [ ... ]

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