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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…


Thursday, 06.10.2011 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire | Small Arms and Light Weapons | Event

In its ambition to domesticate the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), the National Commission on SALW in Cote d’Ivoire, in collaboration with FES, hosted a debate on a draft bill with key stakeholders.…


Tuesday, 28.06.2011 - Tuesday, 05.07.2011 - Abuja, Nigeria | ECOWAS | Event

The "Get to Know ECOWAS Programme" 2011 was successfully held in Abuja, Nigeria with 17 participants including 15 juniors experts from ECOWAS member states and two FES Abuja Interns. This year again, the ECOWAS Commission has…


Monday, 28.03.2011 - Praia, Cape verde | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Event

WANSED’s newly elected Executive Committee met for its first working session in Praia. Cape Verde, in order to establish a strategic plan as well as a work plan for 2010 – 2011.


Sunday, 13.03.2011 | Security Policy | Event

Effective regional cooperation for peace and security needs less focus on military intervention capacities, and more focus on capacities for political mediation and for support of democratization processes – this was one of…


Saturday, 20.11.2010 - Brussels, Belgium - Geneva, Switzerland | Security Policy | Event

In its quest to widen the discourse about security policy and regional security architecture and to foster interregional dialogue between African regions and the EU as well as international organizations working on issues…


Tuesday, 26.10.2010 - Wednesday, 27.10.2010 - Abuja, Nigeria | Elections | Event

As Nigeria’s electoral commission (INEC) prepares for the upcoming elections, this meeting jointly organized by INEC and FES allowed to identify critical security challenges during election periods and suggested strategies to…


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