Women’s Political Representation: A review of frameworks and quotas in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) pursues the promotion of good governance, peace and security and free, fair and credible elections in member states through a combination of direct involvement and diplomacy. The Commission, with a mandate derived from the ECOWAS Treaty, has developed legal frameworks such as the Protocol Relating to the …

CDD Condemns Mali Coup, Calls For Restoration of Constitutional Order

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) unequivocally condemns the unconstitutional takeover of power in Mali. This is the time for immediate steps to restore a democratic order, founded on the rule of law, respect for human rights and a governance system anchored on the will of the people of Mali.   CDD is of …

Les OSC d'Afrique de l'Ouest demandent à la CEDEAO de prioriser son processus d'intervention au Mali

Abuja 13 Juillet 2020 Les OSC d’Afrique de l’Ouest demandent à la CEDEAO de prioriser son processus d’intervention au Mali Etant donné la crise en cours au Mali, les organisations de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest ont, le lundi 13 juillet 2020, appelé la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) …

Morocco's accession to ECOWAS 'will do more harm than good'

One of the most important topics for discussion in West Africa at the moment is Morocco’s application to become a full member of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS), the continent’s most active regional economic community. At a high-level policy dialogue held in Abuja, Nigeria on 24 August, stakeholders convened to unpack the implications …

HIGH LEVEL POLICY DIALOGUE: MOROCCO’S ASCENSION TO ECOWAS

HIGH LEVEL POLICY DIALOGUE: MOROCCO’S ASCENSION TO ECOWAS The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), will hold a High-Level Policy Dialogue, to interrogate Morocco’s ascension to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The ECOWAS, aims to promote cooperation and integration in order to create an economic …

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT EDITION OF THE WEST AFRICA INSIGHT PUBLICATION ON MOROCCO’S ACCESSION TO ECOWAS

The Centre for Democracy and Development is inviting academics, policy makers, independent researchers and public analysts to submit a well-researched think piece of not more than 3,000 words on Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS for its latest edition of the West Africa Insight WAI). The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established on 28th …