OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER DEPARTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT MACRO-ECONOMIC POLICY DEPARTMENT POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACE & SECURITY DEPARTMENT TRADE, CUSTOMS, INDUSTRY & FREE MOVEMENT DEPARTMENT

POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACE & SECURITY DEPARTMENT

Mrs. Salamatu Hussaini SULEIMAN
Commissionner

 
Political Affairs Directorate

Deparmental Template

BROAD MANDATE: Conflict Prevention, Management, Peacebuilding, Democracy and Good Governance

 

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES

  • Facilitate the implementation of the:

    • Protocol Relating to the Mechanism  for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping and Security of 1999;

    • Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance of 2001;

    • ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) of 2008

  • Facilitate electoral assistance to Member States through capacity building for Electoral Management Bodies, observation and monitoring of elections.

  • Promote and consolidate good governance through capacity building for political parties, legislative bodies, the Judiciary and the media, as well as human rights and anti-corruption institutions.

  • Support for ECOWAS Mediation efforts and Organs (The Council of the Wise, Mediators and Facilitators).

  • Facilitate and service the Mediation and Security Council at the Ambassadorial, Ministerial and the Heads of State levels, as well as high-level political meetings with external partners, including the African Union, the United Nations and the European Union.

 

Sections of the Directorate

1. Political Affairs and International Cooperation Division.

2. Democracy and Good Governance Division.

3. Electoral Assistance Division

4. Mediation and Facilitation Division.

Meeting Reports

FOLLOW-UP MEETING OF THE NETWORK OF NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION INSTITUTIONS IN WEST AFRICA
( held in
BAMAKO, 12 -15 OCTOBER 2010 )
FINAL COMMUNIQUE

Two Decades of Peace Processes in West Africa: Achievements, Failures, Lessons'

( held in Monrovia, Liberia from 22-26 March 2010)

REGIONAL MEETING ON POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTERNAL PARTY DEMOCRACY IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES
(ABIDJAN, REPUBLIC OF COTE D’ IVOIRE 21-22 JULY, 2010 )

FINAL COMMUNIQUE

REGIONAL MEETING ON POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTERNAL PARTY DEMOCRACY IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES
(ABIDJAN, REPUBLIC OF COTE D’ IVOIRE 21-22 JULY, 2010 )

MEETING REPORT

The ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework

Regulation MSC/REG.1/01/08

 

 

Dr. Remi Ajibewa
Director

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ECOWAS ELECTION OBSERVERS RETURN TO NIGERIA

  Abuja, Nigeria 4 March 2015
  

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REGIONAL ENVOYS CHARGED ON ECOWAS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  Abuja, Nigeria 4 March 2015
  

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WEST AFRICAN POLICE CHALLENGED ON ECOWAS VISION 2020, AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE

  Abuja, Nigeria 4 March 2015
  

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ECOWAS INSTITUTES ANOTHER AWARD AT FESPACO

  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 3 March 2015
  

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ECOWAS DECLARATION ON MALI PEACE ACCORD

  Abuja, Nigeria 3 March 2015
  

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ECOWAS COMMISSION PRESIDENT VISITS UNESCO

  Paris, FRANCE 3 March 2015
  

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REGIONAL EXPERTS ADOPT COMMUNICATION TOOLS TO IMPROVE VISIBILITY OF ECOWAS PEACE FUND

  Cotonou, Benin 1 March 2015
  

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ECOWAS LAUNCHES INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, ECOLINK

  Abuja, Nigeria 27 February 2015
  

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