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IMG 3269The 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:

- to generate knowledge on regional integration

- to establish platforms for dialogue, meetings and exchanges;

-  to train a new generation of elites on regional integration and

- to negociate strategic partnerships with institutions sharing the same objectives.


The vision of WAI is to participate actively in close collaboration with other actors in order to facilitating decision-making to achieve the aspirations and the desires of the population.

The information on the WAI and its research activities can be obtained via the links below in the three working languages ​​of the Institute (English / French / Portuguese): 

1. Website of WAI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. WAI Publications «Critical Analysis Actions and Strategies» (CAAS).

3. WAI-ZEI Papers.

4. Regional Integration Observer (RIO).

5. WAI Newsletters.

6. The various reports (Scientific Council / Annual Reports / Training Seminar) & Decisions Act and Texts on WAI.

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