WAI provides a dialogue platform which brings together political decision-makers, economic actors and researchers from across West Africa and beyond. These discussions and other outreach activities take place at regional and national conferences. Dialogues between academic and political approaches to issues of regional integration in West Africa also take place during high-ranking political and diplomatic visits to WAI. Thus, WAI contributes to bridging the existing gap between political declarations on regional integration in West Africa and their implementation, as well as their link with the West African society at large. The dialogue activities of WAI cover a wide range of issues in the context of WAI´s general research agenda. Dialogue and outreach activities are also opportunities to evaluate the impact of decisions taken by the West African regional institutions.
Conferences & Seminars
Exchange of Researchers and Practitioners on Regional Security Challenges in West Africa
WAI and ZEI present the concept of a Master program in African regional integration at the 6th Study Group Meeting in Praia
Migration and Civil Society as development drivers within a regional context – 5th Study Group Meeting of the WAI-ZEI Research Cooperation
Presentation by WAI on the issue of free movement within the ECOWAS Region, May 29, 2014, Praia, Cabo Verde
Strengthening internal coherence and resilience in the face of external challenges, 6-8 May 2014, Accra, Ghana
Dr. Degol Mendes speaks on the challenges of introducing a single currency in the ECOWAS, April 2014, Praia, Cabo Verde
WAI and Friedrich Ebert Foundation communicate on the Malian crisis at the Institute for Democracy and Progress, March 2014, Praia, Cabo Verde
Prof. Christine Delory-Momberger and Michaël Félix Gadras share research findings, February 2014, Praia, Cabo Verde
WAI-ZEI Mid-Term Conference on Sustainable regional Integration in West Africa and Europe, October 2013 (Praia)
WAI-CES-LSC Research Seminar on «Migrations and biographical stories», September 2013 (Praia)
WAI-OSIWA Traning Seminar, June 2013 (Lomé)
WAI political and scientific dialogue, March 2012 (Abidjan)
WAI/EU-Africa Research Network (EARN) Seminar, October 2010 (Praia)
WAI takes part in the African Week organized under the umbrella of MIREX
Report on the WAI - CEDIR Workshop on Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and beyond
WAI-ZEI-ECREEE are committed for EE in West Africa, 14-16 July 2014, Praia, Cabo Verde
What next for EU-Africa relations?
Signing of Memorandum of Agreement between REPAOC and WAI
A delegation from WAI and l’Université Paris XIII Sorbonne visits some national institutions on the sidelines of a seminar on "Migration and Biographical Stories"
Increasing the visibility of WAI on international scene
The Director-General of the WAI gives a presentation on promoting STEM at the African Innovation Summit
New Network of Research Institutions for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace in Africa, September 2013 (Addis-Abeba)
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