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. Abdel Fatau Musah
Director

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ECOWAS MEMBER STATES URGED TO SIGN MOUs AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  Abuja-Nigeria 25 July 2014
  

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ECOWAS MOVES TO EMPOWER WEST AFRICAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

  Abuja-Nigeria 25 July 2014
  

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LEADERS OF COUNTRIES COVERED UNDER THE ABIDJAN-LAGOS CORRIDOR ROAD PROJECT AGREE FORMULA FOR CONTRIBUTING INITIAL $50 MILLION SEED MONEY

  Accra-Ghana 22 July 2014
  

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FINAL COMMUNIQUE:FORTY-FIFTH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AUTHORITY OF ECOWAS HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT.

  Accra-Ghana 10 July 2014
  

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ECOWAS SUMMIT TO DECIDE ON IMPROVEMENT TO REGIONAL FREE MOVEMENT PROTOCOL

  Abuja-Nigeria 8 July 2014
  

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ECOWAS URGED TO REVIEW ITS SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING SECURITY CHALLENGES

  Accra-Ghana 8 July 2014
  

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ECOWAS MINISTERS TO DISCUSS STRENGTHENING OF REGIONAL EARLY WARNING CAPABILITY AT ACCRA MEETING

  Abuja-Nigeria 7 July 2014
  

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ECOWAS RALLIES MEMBER STATES ON REGIONAL INVESTMENT CLIMATE MONITORING FRAMEWORK TO OPTIMIZE INVESTMENT BENEFITS

  Lome - Togo 3 July 2014
  

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