Dear Readers, in the December 2016 edition of WAI Newsletter, you will find the editorial of HE Ing. José Brito, Chairman of WAI Board of Directors. The keynotes of WAI Chairman mainly underline the importance of the new Strategic Plan and the role of «think tank» of the Institute in the accelerating process of regional integration in the West Africa region.
WAI Director General, Prof. Djénéba Traoré addresses in the present Newsletter the new orientation of the research program of the Institute.
The West Africa Institute sincerely acknowledges for their relevant scientific contribution Prof. Dr. Odair Barros-Varela, Academic Director of the Master in African Regional Integration (MARI): University of Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) www.unicv.edu.cv in partnership with the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI); Prof Diéry Seck, Director General of CREPOL www.crepol.org, Dakar, Senegal and Dr. Félix Fofana N’Zué, Director of the Economic Policy Analysis Unit of the ECOWAS Commission www.ecowas.int
Further topics are related on one hand to the Regional Dialogue on the theme: «Political Parties and Electoral Processes: Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa», held in Praia, Cabo Verde, 21-22 September 2016 joint organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) www.idea.int
and its Africa and West Asia Programme, the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) www.francophonie.org, under the leadership of the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission and in partnership with the Government of the Republic of CaboVerde www.governo.cv,
and on the other hand on the academic cooperation between WAI and the University of Lxembourg wwwfr.uni.lu
Kindly download WAI December 2016 Newsletter here
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