The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP has put modalities in place to reposition the organization from project
-based to vision-driven in the coming years. As a key step towards actualizing this goal, WANEP developed a new Strategic Action Plan covering the period 2015 to 2020. The new plan is the fourth in the life of the organization and is the first plan to bring all parts of the network together under the same development objectives, vision and goal. The plan will consolidate the current plan (2010 – 2014) which is focused on the establishment of national early warning systems in the 15 ECOWAS member states as well as ensure that WANEP remains relevant to ECOWAS, AU and member states in the peacebuilding continuum.
Our focus in the coming years is to become a capacity building, Think Tank and a research-based advocacy organization in addition to our traditional competence as a professional and implementing partner to ECOWAS in the ECOWAS early warning and
early response mechanism.
WANEP has also instituted a succession and transition plan aimed at strengthening the institution and providing benchmark for good governance within CSOs. The succession plan has a roadmap of growth from within the organization and the sustenance of institutional memory. In this wise, Mr. Emmanuel Bombande has handed over the reins of leadership to Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze, former Program Director who now assumes the post of Executive Director from January 1, 2015 while Ms Levinia Addae-Mensah
becomes the new Program Director.