Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze, Executive Director, WANEP has said
that recent experiences of intervention such as in Cote d’Ivoire provides enough justification for a renewal of emphasis on preventive measures and the way civil society organisations could help states to meet their R2P obligations and responsibility. This he said at the launch of a research project on Responsibility to Protect (R2P): titled “Assessing National and Regional Capacities for Implementing R2P in Ghana and West Africa.” Mr. Eze said the outcome of the project would be of immense benefit to Ghana and ECOWAS in its quest to promote peace and security in the country.
The R2P research project funded by the Danish Government in collaboration with WANEP was launched on January 9, 2015. It focuses on the
operationalisation of R2P especially in Ghana and sets out to examine the
state of readiness of various actors in Ghana and member states of the
ECOWAS to ensure the implementation and operationalisation of R2P.