The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in collaboration with the ACP Business Climate Facility (BizClim), will organise a two-day Regional Workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa, in Accra from June 4 to June 5, 2012.
The Second ECOWAS Under-23 Games earlier scheduled for 2nd to 8th June 2012 in Accra, Ghana, will now take place from 16th to 22nd June 2012 due to logistics reasons.
The ECOWAS Commission and the United Nations (UN) are jointly producing a television documentary that will project the contributions of women in regional cross-border trade.
Ministers in charge of Industry in the ECOWAS region ended a one-day Symposium in Lome, Togo, on Friday 30th March 2012, by launching a special appeal to regional financial banks and institutions, technical and financial partners, the private sector and Member States, to support the speedy implementation of the West Africa Industrial Policy programmes.
A meeting of stakeholders in the veterinary services of ECOWAS Member States is underway in Accra, Ghana to agree a coordinated surveillance and laboratory-based mechanism for the prevention and control of trans-boundary animal diseases as part of efforts to improve the quality of livestock in the region.
West African leaders pushed crippling sanctions on Mali’s new junta ahead of emergency UN talks Tuesday on the troubled nation, half of which is now held by Tuareg rebels and Islamist fighters.
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore on Friday held talks in the capital Ouagadougou with the commission president for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, over the crisis in Mali. After the meeting, Ouedraogo said his institution was closely following the developing situation in Mali, where a junta seized power on [...]
The ECOWAS Commission has learnt with deep concern and disappointment the announced overthrow of the Government of the Republic of Mali led by H.E. Amadou Toumani Touré in the early hours of 22 March 2012, and its replacement by a military junta of junior officers, the National Committee for the Rectification of Democracy and the Restoration of the State (CNRDR), led by Captain Amadou Aya Sanogo.
The Ministers in charge of Humanitarian Affairs of the ECOWAS member states have considered and adopted the policy of the humanitarian organization and its action plan during the ministerial meeting held Friday, 9thMarch, 2012 in Cotonou, Benin.