This is a major challenge that ECOWAS will have to overcome successfully if it intends to preserve its central position as the organisation responsible for maintaining collective security in this part of the continent and promoting democracy for the well-being of its peoples.
This analytical note addresses this issue by focusing on the role that civil society should play in reviewing and updating the mechanisms for crisis prevention, management and resolution within ECOWAS, and by making recommendations to ensure that this review is successful.
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