As the civil society implementation partner for the operationalization of the ECOWAS Early Warning System (ECOWARN), WANEP participated in series of training workshops organised by the ECOWAS Early Warning Directorate for identified field monitors across the region.
The workshops, which held in strategic locations of Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Senegal in February and March 2015 were designed to build and enhance the capacity of the field monitors on data collection and analysis with focus on threats to peace and security in member states. In attendance at the training workshops were the ECOWAS Early Warning Directorate Analysts, WANEP/ECOWAS Liaison Officer and the field monitors, which
comprises of WANEP Focal persons in each country and representatives from Research Institutions and Think Tanks across the region.
The series of trainings form part of WANEP’s deliberate capacity building strategy towards ensuring that the focal points are regularly updated with skills for quality data collation and analysis.
Left; cross section of ECOWAS and WANEP team with the NEWS Focal Points; (Right)
WANEP Program Director, Ms Levinia Addae-Mensah (1st right), Dr. Lat Gueye of ECOWAS and others at the trainings in Cote d’Ivoire and Dakar, Senegal