- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Benin: Floods - Sep 2013
- Benin: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Benin: Cholera Epidemic - Oct 2012
- Benin: Floods - Oct 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
Members of PREGEC met in Conakry to discuss the progress of this year’s agro-pastoral campaign, the agricultural outlook and the food situation. In preparation for the campaign, governments and their partners made significant strides in helping farmers and pastoralists obtain agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilisers and pesticides) and veterinary materials (vaccines). In addition, food and humanitarian assistance measures have been implemented for vulnerable populations.
Après la tenue le 6 mars 2016 du premier, le deuxième tour de l’élection présidentielle béninoise se tiendra le dimanche 20 mars 2016.
En vertu des dispositions de son Protocole additionnel sur la démocratie et la bonne gouvernance qui stipule que la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) assiste les Etats membres dans la tenue des élections, l’organisation régionale a déployé une mission électorale dans le cadre de l’observation du 2ème tour du scrutin.
16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria
16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.
Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole
Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique
2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
ECOWAS Member States have pledged to deploy over the next six months, some 192 military medical personnel to strengthen the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region’s most affected countries.
Rising from an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) in Accra on Monday 8th December 2014, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo pledged to contribute eight military personnel each, including two medical doctors and six other health officers to be rotated every two months.
Des agents de santé provenant de six pays de la sous-région subiront à partir de ce lundi 24 novembre 2014 à Accra une session de formation de cinq jours à l’issue de laquelle ils iront intégrer les équipes des ministères de la Santé dans les trois pays les plus touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.
7 November 2014 [Accra, Ghana]
More ECOWAS Member States have announced financial contributions to the raise the total of the regional Solidarity Fund to fight Ebola to US$7.7 million.
At the just-ended ECOWAS extra-ordinary summit in Accra on Ebola and Burkina Faso, Nigeria which had earlier contributed US$3.5 million to the Fund, pledged additional US$1 million and affirmed its willingness to make 500 health volunteers available to help fight the disease in affected ECOWAS countries.
A Joint Meeting of Regional Ambassadors accredited to ECOWAS and the Technical Committee on Political Affairs has ended in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, with additional recommendations for the operationalization and strengthening of the regional peace and security architecture, particularly rapid and effective diplomatic and military responses to serious emergency situations.
Some Eighty-three young men and women, ages 18-35 from ECOWAS forteen Member States will round-off a one month intensive training in integrated agriculture entrepreneurship at the Songhai Centre, Porto Novo, Benin Republic, on 29th October 2013, under the youth capacity building programme of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
ECOWAS has taken a major step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on food security by establishing a Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF), with headquarters in Lomé, Togo.
The agency, which is charged with implementing the technical aspects of the regional investment programmes and plans on agriculture, forestry and livestock in the region was launched on 27 September 2013 at a ceremony presided over by Togo’s Prime Minister Kwesi Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu.
2 octobre 2013 [Lome - Togo]
Cérémonie lancement ARAA sous l’égide du PM togolais le Ministre Togolais de l’Agriculture prononçant son discours à l’ouverture.
La CEDEAO vient de faire un grand pas vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD) en mettant en place une Agence Régionale pour l’Agriculture et l’Alimentation (ARAA) ayant son siège à Lomé au Togo.
The ECOWAS Commission has launched a website for the West African Market Information Systems Network (WAMIS-NET), to provide stakeholders with up-to-date and accurate information on the 400 rural and urban agricultural commodity markets in the region.
7 June 2013 [Lagos-Nigeria]
The ECOWAS Commission has called for strong support for the operationalization of its conflict prevention framework, the ECPF, as a major tool for addressing the proximate and structural causes of violent conflicts and the promotion of human security and peace building in the region.
ECOWAS has called for more support from the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) for effective implementation of the region’s gender, child and humanitarian policies.
The Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga McIntosh told a visiting delegation led by the fund’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa Mr. Benot Kalasa, that the organization "is desirous of working with you in this area and facilitating project implementation and coordination for greater impact."
The ECOWAS experts' meeting on the education of girls and other vulnerable groups ended on Friday 19 April 2013 in Banjul with some important recommendations, whose implementation would go a long way to enhancing the promotion of the education of these marginalized social groups.
La réunion des experts de la CEDEAO sur l'éducation des filles et des autres groupes vulnérables s’est achevée ce vendredi 19 avril 2013 à Banjul sur d’importantes recommandations dont la mise en œuvre devrait aider grandement à une meilleure promotion de la scolarisation des membres de ces catégories sociales marginalisées.
ECOWAS and its partners have achieved another milestone in their stride towards the elimination of malaria in the region with the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a biolarvicides factory in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria’s south eastern Rivers State.
The President of the ECOWAS Commission His Excellency Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo and Nigeria’s Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who represented President His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, unveiled the plaque at a well-attended ceremony on Thursday 11th April 2013.
The ECOWAS Commission has launched an "ambitious programme" to promote food self-sufficiency and reduce food import into the region by 40 percent over the next three years, Vice-President of the Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh has said.