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WAI hosts Agostinho Moreira and Joceline Varela for a two-month internship, from May 2 to July 2, 2019
WAI hosts Agostinho Moreira and Joceline Varela for a two-month internship, from May 2 to July 2, 2019

Mr. Agostinho Moreira is a fourth year degree student in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV). He is completing a two-month internship as part of his Master degree at the West Africa Institute (WAI) from May 2 to July 02, 2019. His dissertation focuses on the impact of free movement by sea for ECOWAS development, and is being supervised by Prof. Dr. Odair  [ ... ]

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WAI ANNUAL REPORT 2018 now Available Online!
WAI ANNUAL REPORT 2018 now Available Online!

The year 2018 has been marked by the visit at the West Africa Institute (WAI) of HE Jean Claude Kassi Brou, the President of the ECOWAS Commission and the participation of WAI Director General in the following major events: - 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 chaire [ ... ]

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ECOWAS VACANCY ANOUNCEMENT
ECOWAS VACANCY ANOUNCEMENT

  Created on 28 May 1975, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional intergovernmental organization formed by the following fifteen (15) Member States: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Its Headquarters is in Abuja, Nigeria and its official wo [ ... ]

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ECDPM Discussion Paper No. 251 on R&I Cooperation between the EU and Cabo Verde, Ghana and South Africa is now available
ECDPM Discussion Paper No. 251 on R&I Cooperation between the EU and Cabo Verde, Ghana and South Africa is now available

The first discussion paper Assertive, appreciative and aloof: South Africa, Cabo Verde and Ghana reflect on EU research and innovation collaborationBy Mariella Di Ciommo, Emmanuel De Groof and Sanne Thijssenis now available on the ECDPM’s website. Executive summary Research and innovation (R&I) is a key ingredient of sustainable development. It is also an asset that the EU wi [ ... ]

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West Africa Institute (WAI) Director General received in audience by HE Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Sport...
West Africa Institute (WAI) Director General received in audience by HE Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Sports, Praia, April 3, 2019

HE Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Sports, received in audience, on April 3, 2019, the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, accompanied by Mr. Renato Frederico, Deputy Assistant Director at WAI Executive Secretariat. The audience, held in the Office [ ... ]

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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 Visio [ ... ]

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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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