Washington D.C, August 29, 2018(CABNC-TV)-Barely weeks after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Executive Order No.5; “Planning and Execution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in […]
In furtherance of the excellent relations between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, will play host to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Mrs. Angela Merkel, on the 31st of August 2018.
Chancellor Merkel who is being accompanied by an entourage made up of senior officials, diplomats, journalists as well as a business delegation, is expected to discuss matters of common interest to both parties with a view to strengthening the existing ECOWAS-Germany Cooperation.
Germany has regularly been providing financial and technical support to ECOWAS through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Frederich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in the areas of organisational development, peace and conflict prevention, the ECOWAS Early Warn¬ing System (ECOWARN), electoral assistance as well as trade harmonization.
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A Management team of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led by its Commissioner for Macro Economy Policy and Economic Research Kofi Konadu Apraku have called on the African Development Bank (AFDB) to continue its support of regional programmes and projects in order to improve economic integration and development in the region.
In a technical meeting between the ECOWAS Commission and the AFDB on the 2011-2017 West Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) which began on 28th August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the two organizations resolved to work closely while developing their upcoming regional integration strategies.
Commissioner Apraku urged the AFDB to take into account the ECOWAS vision while developing the next phase of its West Africa RISP which will span from 2019-2015. He stated that, the new ECOWAS vision which will follow the Vision 2020 (moving ECOWAS from a community of states to a community of people) will incorporate mechanisms ..
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are collaborating to scale up the level of response to humanitarian and emergency situations in the region.
To this end, a five-Day Emergency Management Training (EMT) Commenced at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, (MLAILPKC), Jaji, Kaduna state, Nigeria on the 27th of August 2018, to build the capacity of Member States and officials charged with the provision of response to humanitarian crisis.
As structured, the EMT is meant to equip trainees with multiple skills to prepare for, manage and respond to diverse humanitarian emergencies including the use of simulations around real emergency situations.
Addressing the participants and facilitators at the commencement of the training, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne commended the UNHCR for its excellent partnership with ECOWAS seei..
(CABNC)– The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has released its unedited financial statements for the half-year period ended 30 June 2018,showing gross revenue of $343 million. The figure represents a $21 million increase over the […]
(CABNC)-Rtd. Justice Ambassador. Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America warmly welcomed group of Nigerian-American group of professionals and committees at his […]
Participants during the Technical Working Group meeting Abuja, 16th August 2018. A Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising of focal points from Directorates of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recommended that regional and national strategies be developed in order to optimize the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with the aim of boosting the economy of the region through trade.
In his remarks during the TWG meeting on 16th August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the representative of the ECOWAS Commissions’ Directorate of Trade, Mr. Kola Sofola stated that the TWG has been convened in order to deliberate on strategies to improve trade, investment and economic cooperation between ECOWAS and the United States of America (U.S.A).
Mr. Sofola highlighted the need for ECOWAS to take into consideration ways of implementing the AGOA and the ECOWAS-U.S Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
‘The AGOA is a non-reciprocal trade preference progr..