West Africa Network for Peacebuilding WANEP

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Linked with Cissé Hadja Mariama Sow – Guinea, and with the West Africa Early Warning & Response Network WARN.

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) is a regional initiative which was created in 1990 to promote cooperation between civil society organisations responding to and attempting to prevent conflict in West Africa. An integral part of its service is peace education and the West Africa Early Warning Network (WARN). Its website provides information on the aims, membership and recent activities of the network. It includes acces to press releases and some policy briefs on particular situations. Countries covered include: Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Niger and Mali. (full text).


VISION: A West Africa region characterized by just and peaceful communities where the dignity of the human person is paramount and where the people can meet their basic human needs and decide their own direction.

MISSION: To enable and facilitate the development of mechanisms for cooperation among civil society based peacebuilding practitioners and organizations in West Africa by promoting cooperative responses to violent conflicts; providing the structure through which these practitioners and institutions will regularly exchange experience and information on issues of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social, religious and political reconciliation; and promoting West Africa’s social cultural values as resources for peacebuilding.

GOAL: To build sustainable peace; thereby creating an enabling environment for development in West Africa.

OBJECTIVES: … (full text).


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