Group Picture of Participants Abuja, 30th October, 2018. The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in collaboration with the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) of Nigeria have launched the Electoral Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) project in order to mitigate violence during the electoral process of the forth coming Nigerian general elections scheduled to hold in February 2019.
The EMAM project which was launched on 30th October 2018 at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, is designed to facilitate and support local and national response architectures that link early warning with informed response to prevent or mitigate identified threats capable of affecting the peaceful conduct of the Nigerian elections.
This will be achieved by developing and validating indicators to inform specific monitoring and reporting of violent election threats by community monitors befo..
Lome, 25 October 2018. Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his Togolese counterpart, Faure Essozinma Gnassingbe, are due to commission the Noepe-Akanu joint border post (JBP) on Friday 26 October 2018 at the border between the two countries.
The event will take place in the presence of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Pathe Gueye, the European Union representative as well as political and administrative authorities from both countries.
The Noepe-Akanu JBP, built with EU funding to the tune of €13,605,430, falls under the Regional Transport Facilitation Programme adopted by the 26th Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Dakar Senegal in 2003.
The objectives of the programme include poverty reduction, improved regional transport services, reduced transport and transaction costs, inter and intra-regional trade promotion, free movement of persons, goods and services, and enhanced..
Commissioner Traore (Middle), Dr. Braimah (L) and Cornelis (R) Abuja, 29th October 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged for the establishment of a technical committee for the coordination of activities which falls under the purview of the European Union Support Project to the ECOWAS Peace, Security and Stability Regional Mandate Programme (ECOWAS-EU PSS).
The President of the Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou stated this at the meeting of the fourth meeting of the Steering and Coordination Committee of the ECOWAS-EU PSS project on the 26th of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Represented at the event by the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion Mr. Mamadou Traoré, the President maintained that such a step, would among others, greatly aid the implementation of the various programmes under the project.
Expressing gratitude to the European Union (EU), traditional technical and financial partners of E..