Right to Peace in West African Workshop slated for March 25

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The European Commission is pleased to invite you to the workshop “The Right to Peace in the West African States” on 25 March 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria.

As last year marked the 10th anniversary of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF), the time is right to engage openly with Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) – a major component of the ECPF – on the strides being made to prevent conflict and boost security in West Africa.

The European Commission will highlight CSO’s work in West Africa and discuss their role in promoting peace and security in the region. To participate in the discussion, join one of the working groups focused on the EU’s contribution to prevent electoral violence in Liberia and Sierra Leone and the role of ECOWAS as a deterrent through the mission to Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) and Gambia (ECOMIG).

To register and participate in the workshop, send your name, your last name, your occupation and the organization you represent to the following address: apf@africa-eu-partnership.org.

Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation.

Speakers and Agenda

17.30  –  Registrations
18.00  –  Opening session

  • General Francis Behanzin, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, ECOWAS
  • Mr. Kurt Cornelis, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Nigeria
18.15  –  Introduction and discussions with speakers
  • Mr. Roosevelt Woods, Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (Liberia)
  • Ms. Haja Alari Cole, President of the Women’s Situation Room (Sierra Leone)
  • Mr. Claude Kondor, Political Advisor of the ECOWAS Representative in Gambia (Gambia)

18.50  –  Working group sessions
19.40  –  Closing plenary session
20.00  –  End of Event

Created in 2004, the African Peace Facility (APF) plays an important role in supporting African efforts in peace and security. This instrument has funded African-led peace operations and the operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) by supporting and frosting the relationship between the African Union and the African Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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