ECOWAS Strengthens Its Security Architecture With The Inauguration Of The Wapis Centre In Gambia.

The government of the Gambia represented by its Minister of Interior Mr. Yankuba Sonko, has inaugurated the West African Police Information System (WAPIS) Data Collection and Registration Centre on 14 October 2021 at the Joint Operation Center in Banjul. This ceremony was also attended by the Economic Community of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) Special […]

President Brou Accredits New Ambassadors to ECOWAS

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou received the letters of credence of four new Ambassadors today 30th September  2021 in Abuja, Nigeria. The newly accredited envoys to ECOWAS are H.E. Hidayet Bayraktar, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. John Donnelley, High Commissioner of […]

ECOWAS Launches National Early Warning, Response Center in Sierra Leone

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Vice President of Sierra Leone in his keynote address expressed his personal delight at witnessing the official launch of the Early Warning Center. “I feel personally honoured to witness the official launch of this Center today as inde-ed we have come a long way with this venture which is […]

ECOWAS States meet to review development of African Trade Observatory

The ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC), organized the 2nd virtual Regional Workshop on the African Trade Observatory (ATO) on 8 September 2021 for Experts from Ministries of Trade and National Statistics Agencies, as well as representatives of Customs Authorities to review status of development of the Observatory. The African Trade […]

ECOWAS holds virtual meeting to assess needs of women in development WID

The ECOWAS Commission through the Directorate of Free Movement of the Department of Trade, Customs and Free Movement organized a one (1) day virtual Needs Assessment meeting for Women in Development. The meeting was convened to identify areas of intervention, Gaps, Challenges and Needs of women in development (WID) networks for Regional support under the […]

ECOWAS engages with the Regional Working Group Against Gender Based Violence and Violence Against Children

The ECOWAS Commission’s Department of Social Affairs and Gender held its 3rd Online Engagement with the ECOWAS Regional Partners/CSOs/NSAs Working Group Against Gender Based Violence/Violence Against Children (ECW-RPWG-GBV/VAC) in a two (2) day meeting 16th – 17th August, 2021, with the theme: “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” (2021 theme for […]

ECOWAS awards Prof Jean David N’Guessan with US$200,000

ECOWAS Research and Innovation Support Programme (PARI) awards a second researcher: Prof Jean David N’Guessan receives US$200,000 on behalf of his consortium. An award presentation ceremony was held at Université Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 11 August 2021, as part of the 2020 edition of the ECOWAS Research and In-novation Support Programme […]

ECOWAS, AUDA-NEPAD Trains Border Officials On Operationalization of Ekok/Mfum Joint Border Post between Cameroon and Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in collaboration with the African Union Development Agency- AUDA-NEPAD commences the training of border officials as part of the operationalization process under the Nigeria-Cameroon Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Programme. The training which was held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja Nigeria from 10th -12th August 2021, […]

ECOWAS launches Regional Trade Promotion Organization Network

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC), officially launched the ECOWAS Trade Promotion Organizations (TPO) Network and held its First Annual General Assembly 15th – 16th July 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria. The ECOWAS Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) Network is a public-sector led entity and will […]

Nigeria to boost trade volume through ECOWAS TPOs

With Executive Director /CEO of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Segun Awolowo as the inaugural president of the ECOWAS TPOs, the NEPC is repositioning the nation’s export through the implementation of its N50 billion Export Expansion Facility Programme (EEFP), a part of the Economic Sustainability Plan whose development and implementation is being led by […]

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