Wednesday, 20.11.2013 - Abuja, Nigeria | Elections | Event

Ethics and Elections: Challenges and Institutional Responses

The last public debate for the year addressed the issue of ‘Ethics and Elections: Challenges and Institutional Responses’. It brought together the Chairman of INEC, Nigeria, the Chairman of CENI, Mali, the Director Political…


Wednesday, 25.09.2013 | Small Arms and Light Weapons | Event

Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Routes and Caches in West Africa

Over two decades, the illicit trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) has dominated West African headlines. Increasing insecurity due to insurgencies and armed conflict in the Sahel region, Liberia, Sierra Leone,…


Thursday, 19.09.2013 - Friday, 20.09.2013 - Abuja, Nigeria | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Event

Advocacy for Democratic Governance and Human Security

The West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Regional Office in Abuja have started a new initiative on strengthening democratic governance and human security by creating ownership for…


Monday, 16.09.2013 - Abuja, Nigeria | ECOWAS | Event

ECOWAS Parliament, FES sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 16th September 2013. Both organisations underlined their commitment to the…


Monday, 24.06.2013 - Tuesday, 25.06.2013 - Yaounde, Cameroon | Maritime Security | Event

Gulf of Guinea: a summit meeting for more Maritime Security?

On 24–25 June 2013 a summit meeting took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, involving government representatives from 25 states in West and Central Africa on the issue of "Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea". It was the first…


Tuesday, 18.06.2013 - Thursday, 20.06.2013 - Cotonou, Benin | Elections | Event

Curbing electoral violence in West Africa

Presidents of electoral commissions in West Africa and international experts are taking part in a regional workshop on the prevention of electoral violence from 18 to 20 June, 2013 in Cotonou, Bénin.


Wednesday, 01.05.2013 - Abuja, Nigeria | Maritime Security | Event

West African Approaches to Maritime Security

A public debate organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Regional Office in Abuja, Nigeria, convened specialists of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Nigerian…


Tuesday, 23.04.2013 - Wednesday, 24.04.2013 - Berlin, Germany | Conflict in the Sahel | Event

Strategic perspectives on conflict prevention in the Sahel

Never has the Sahel gained as much international attention as since last year. Much of this attention has centred on the crisis in Northern Mali. More recently, the broader Sahel region and the interdependence of various…


Monday, 22.04.2013 - Wednesday, 24.04.2013 - Niamey, Niger | Conflict in the Sahel | Event

A Wavering Central Sahel- Regional Responses

The “Arab Spring”, which unfolded in North Africa in 2010, has triggered the successive fall of three Maghreb dictatorships, giving hope for a new deal in the devolution of power and a more sustainable democratic expression.…


Wednesday, 27.02.2013 - Abuja, Nigeria | Mali | Event

The situation in Mali - Long-term challenges and regional responses

Since January of 2013, about 10,000 troops from numerous countries have been deployed to support the Malian army in fighting back the radical islamists. The situation is affecting not only the country itself, but the whole…


Wednesday, 21.11.2012 - Abuja, Nigeria | Mali | Event

Statehood as a crucial problem of insecurity

Not only did the 'Arabellion' movement change political realities of some countries in North Africa, it also precipitated major changes in the Sahel. Not least because the political crisis in Mali reveals how Islamist forces…


Tuesday, 20.11.2012 - Thursday, 22.11.2012 - Abuja, Nigeria | Conflict in the Sahel | Event

Long-Term Perspectives on Security in the Sahel

Since the coup d’état in Mali in March 2011 it seems that the International Community has recognized the importance of a region that was left alone to its own fate for the most part in the past. High structural…


Thursday, 08.11.2012 | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Event

WANSED General Assembly

Members of the West African Network on Security and Democratic Governance analyzed new dynamics of military and civilian coup d’états and constitutional crises in the region, discussed the relations between politics,…


Monday, 22.10.2012 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Event

WANSED General Assembly: Emerging Security Threats and Regional Responses

The annual general assembly of the West African Network on Security and Democratic Governance (WANSED) was the first organized and steered by the newly elected WANSED Executive Committee. WANSED members and guest experts…


Monday, 22.10.2012 - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Event

WANSED and FES sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the West African Network for Security and Democratic Governance (WANSED) share common objectives in promoting peace, security and democratic governance in West Africa. Since 2004, both…


Thursday, 21.06.2012 - Friday, 22.06.2012 - Cotonou, Benin | Economic Governance & Food Crisis | Event

Economic Governance and Food Crisis in West Africa

At the initiative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a regional round table of experts on economic governance of food security in West Africa was held collaboration with Oxfam and the West African Civil Society Platform…


Wednesday, 13.06.2012 - Friday, 22.06.2012 - Abuja, Nigeria | Elections | Event

Regional approaches to improving Electoral processes

The third edition of the “Get to Know ECOWAS Training Programme” organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was successfully held in Abuja, from 13th to 22nd June 2012.


Saturday, 26.11.2011 - Sunday, 27.11.2011 - Dodowa, Ghana | Small Arms and Light Weapons | Event

Stakeholder Consultation on SALW Production in Ghana

In cooperation with the Ghana National Commission on Small Arms (GNACSA), FES commissioned a study taking stock of existing laws with regards to SALW control in Ghana as a basis for the development of a holistic national…


Saturday, 29.10.2011 - Bamako, Mali | ECOWAS | Event

Parliamentary Debate: ECOWAS Security Architecture and Central Sahara Conflict System

In collaboration with WANSED and the Malian National Assembly, FES conducted a one-day dialog in Bamako on the regional security architecture and the dynamics of the Central Sahara conflict system.


Saturday, 22.10.2011 - Lome, Togo | Small Arms and Light Weapons | Event

Expert Meeting on SALW Flow in the Ghana-Togo-Benin-Nigeria Corridor

In preparation of a research project on "Small Arms & Light Weapons (SALW) trafficking in West Africa: Illicit routes & cache of arms between Ghana, Togo, Benin & Nigeria", jointly commissioned by FES and the United Nations…


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