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ECOWAS Commission commences its 14th SPCC in Aid of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Abuja, Nigeria, March 13-15, 2019
ECOWAS Commission commences its 14th SPCC in Aid of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Abuja, Nigeria, March 13-15, 2019

  Abuja, 13th March 2019. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commenced the 14th meeting of the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee (SPCC) in Abuja, Nigeria. Working with the support of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the SPCC is expected among others, to firm up a post Vision 2020 V [ ... ]

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The West Africa Institute (WAI) welcomes Ms. Carmen Pires de Pina for a four-month Internship, February 05th – June 05th, 2019
The West Africa Institute (WAI) welcomes Ms. Carmen Pires de Pina for a four-month Internship, February 05th – June 05th, 2019

Ms. Carmen Pires de Pina is a trainee in the Internship Program of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). As part of her License degree, she is performing a six-month internship at the West Africa Institute (WAI), which runs from February 5 to July 5, 2019. Her theme focuses on Education and development of Human Resources at Cabo Verde. The main objective of this research is to d [ ... ]

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A Delegation from the South African Embassy in Senegal visits WAI, 4th March, 2019
A Delegation from the South African Embassy in Senegal visits WAI, 4th March, 2019

The West Africa Institute (WAI) received on March 4th, 2019, the visit of a delegation of the South African Embassy in Senegal accompanied by the Honorary Consul of South Africa in Cabo Verde (https://www.embassy, Mr. Ilídio Alexandre da Cruz. The delegation, who was sojourning in Praia in the frame of the reinforcement of the diplomatic and academic relationships between So [ ... ]

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The West Africa Institute (WAI) welcomes Ms Débora Gonçalves for a three-month Internship, February 27th – May 31st, 2019
The West Africa Institute (WAI) welcomes Ms Débora Gonçalves for a three-month Internship, February 27th – May 31st, 2019

  Ms Débora Gonçalves is a second-year student of the Master of European Governance at the University of Luxembourg completing a three-month internship as part of her master thesis at the West Africa Institute (WAI) (February 27th – May 31st). Her dissertation focuses on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development in Cabo Verde with emphasis on the policy areas of energy [ ... ]

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The 11th Edition of WAI Newsletter now Available Online!
The 11th 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:     [ ... ]

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The Honorable Filomena Viera Martins received by the Director General of WAI, February 14, 2019
 The Honorable Filomena Viera Martins received by the Director General of WAI, February 14, 2019

The Honorable Filomena Viera Martins, Member of the National Assembly of Cabo Verde and Vice-President of the Commission for Economic Policies, Private Sector and NEPAD at the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ), met the Director General of WAI on February 14, 2019 at the Institute's headquarters. The visit was part of the new missions of the Honorable Filomena  [ ... ]

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ECDPM and WAI organize a joint Workshop on Research & Innovation in Cabo Verde, Praia, 11 February, 2019
ECDPM and WAI organize a joint Workshop on Research & Innovation in Cabo Verde, Praia, 11 February, 2019

The West Africa Institute (WAI) received on February 11, 2019, the visit of Mrs.  Mariella Di Ciommo and Dr. Emmanuel De Groof, both Policy Officers at the European Center for Development Policy Management - ECDPM -, an independent research center based in Maastricht, in the Netherlands, that works on relationships between Europe and Africa.  The visit was planned in the  [ ... ]

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Public Presentation of the Association Sunrise4Africa: WAI Chairman Holds a Conference on the Role of NGOs in the Development of ECOWAS Zone, Uni-CV, Praia, January 30, 2019
Public Presentation of the Association Sunrise4Africa: WAI Chairman Holds a Conference on the Role of NGOs in the Development of ECOWAS Zone, Uni-CV, Praia, January 30, 2019

  The Sunrise4Africa Association - for Human and Social Development in Africa - made its public presentation on January 30, 2019 in the Auditorium of the Rectorate of the University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV). The ceremony which took place in the presence of Prof. Dr. Judite Medina Nascimento, Rector of Uni-CV, brought together civil society, public and private sector actors as well as represent [ ... ]

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WAI Receives Uni-CV License Degree Student Working Group on the Regional Integration Process in the ECOWAS Zone, Praia, January 30, 2019
 WAI Receives Uni-CV License Degree Student Working Group on the Regional Integration Process in the ECOWAS Zone, Praia, January 30, 2019

The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), received on 30 January 2019 a working group of License degree students from the University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) under the scientific supervision of Prof. Dr. Odair Varela.  The objective of the students was to ask Prof. Dr. Djénéba Traoré a series of questions about the activities of the Institute in the field of [ ... ]

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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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