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WAI ANNUAL REPORT 2019 now Available Online!
WAI ANNUAL REPORT 2019 now Available Online!


WAI’s Missions and Vision The West Africa Institute’s four 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 negotiate strategic partnerships with institutions. The vision of WAI is to participate actively in close collaboration w [ ... ]

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WAI ANNUAL REPORT 2020 now Available Online!
WAI ANNUAL REPORT 2020 now Available Online!

CONTENT            WEST AFRICAINSTITUTE (WAI) - STATE OF PLAY AND CHALLENGES ACTIVITIES – RESEARCH International Workshop on Germany's West Africa Policy, Dakar, Senegal, 12th-13th February 2020 Sub-Regional Workshop for the Preparation of ECOWAS Post 2020 Vision, Banjul, The Gambia, 16th & 17th March 2020 Third In [ ... ]

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Publication of the Special Issue of the Dialogue & Peace Review of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace - 10th Anniversary
Publication of the Special Issue of the Dialogue & Peace Review of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace - 10th Anniversary

  Special Issue - 10th Anniversary
Dialogue & Paix is ​​an annual review published by the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the search for peace. It seeks articles on the search for peace and the establishment of a culture of peace. The journal's publication languages ​​are French and English. SUMMARY / CONTENTS Studies The elimination of Poverty (SDG1) [ ... ]

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The Role of ECOWAS in the West African Integration Process and the Case of Mali - By Djénéba Traoré, WAI
The Role of ECOWAS in the West African Integration Process and the Case of Mali -  By Djénéba Traoré, WAI

The Role of ECOWAS in the West African Integration Process and the Case of Mali  By Djénéba Traoré, WAI Essay published in The World Orders Forum (WOF) The World Orders Forum is an online venue for academic exchange about issues relating to regional and global integration, and about global governance in general. Essays on all subjects relating to these t [ ... ]

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Third International Workshop: “Germany’s West Africa Policy: Taking (West) Africa seriously!”, Berlin, Germany, October 17th, 2020
Third International Workshop: “Germany’s West Africa Policy: Taking (West) Africa seriously!”, Berlin, Germany, October 17th, 2020

A third international workshop on “Germany’s West Africa Policy: Taking (West) Africa seriously!”, was held on October 17th, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. In contrast to the first workshop in Berlin (2018), which particularly dealt with European and German perspectives on the security situation in West Africa and the second workshop in Dakar, Senegal (February 2020), which placed spec [ ... ]

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The 12th Edition of WAI Newsletter (January – June 2019) is now Available Online!
The 12th Edition of WAI Newsletter (January – June 2019) is now Available Online!

  The West Africa Institute (WAI) was created by the ECOWAS Commission, the UEMOA Commission, the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the ECOBANK Group and UNESCO. 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 a [ ... ]

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WAI Director General on Africa's Development at Ignite Talks - Cabo Verde, Praia, July 29, 2019
WAI Director General on Africa's Development at Ignite Talks - Cabo Verde, Praia, July 29, 2019


The Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré, comes back to her intervention at Ignite Talks - Cabo Verde, an event organized and moderated by Samir Pereira, Innovation Consultant and Executive Director of Cheetah Start, on July 29, 2019, at the Palácio da Cultura Ildo Lobo, Praia, Cabo Verde. Ignite Talks - Cabo Verde is a media show g [ ... ]

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International Workshop on Germany's West Africa Policy, Dakar, Senegal, 12th-13th February 2020
International Workshop on Germany's West Africa Policy, Dakar, Senegal, 12th-13th February 2020

WAI Director General, Prof. Dr. Djénéba Traoré, participated in the International Workshop on Germany's West Africa policy, held from 12th-13th February 2020 at the Fleur de Lys Hotel Plateau in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop was organized by the Institute for Theology and Peace (ITHF) and Helmut-Schmidt-University (HSU), both academic institutions located in Hambur [ ... ]

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Sub-Regional Workshop for the Preparation of ECOWAS Post 2020 Vision, Banjul, The Gambia, 16th & 17th March 2020
Sub-Regional Workshop for the Preparation of ECOWAS Post 2020 Vision, Banjul, The Gambia, 16th & 17th March 2020


The ECOWAS Commission in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit  -GIZ (GIZ Support Programme for the ECOWAS Commission) organized in Banjul, Republic of The Gambia, on 16th and 17th March 2020, a Sub-Regional Consultation Workshop for the Sene-Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde in the framework of the preparation of its Post 2020 Vision. The  [ ... ]

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Launching Ceremony of the Anthology "Mulheres e Seus Destinos", Praia, November 25th, 2019
Launching Ceremony of the Anthology

Mrs. Lena Marçal, educator and trainer and Mrs. Yara Dos Santos, writer and public relations specialist, both natives from Praia, the capital city of the Republic of Cabo Verde, have organized together the publication of an anthology entitled "Mulheres e Seus Destinos" (Women and their Destinies). The launching ceremony of the book took place on November 25th, 2019 at 5.30 pm at the Palace [ ... ]

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WAI presents its Condolences following the passing away of Minister Júlio Herbert Lopes
WAI presents its Condolences following the passing away of Minister Júlio Herbert Lopes

Following the passing away, on 21 October 2019, of Mr. Júlio Herbert Lopes, Minister of Regional Integration to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the West Africa Institute (WAI) expresses its deepest condolences to the grieving family of the deceased, to the Government and the People of Cabo Verde.  Prior to his nomination as a member of the Government, Mr. Júli [ ... ]

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