In the face of daunting challenges facing Africa ranging from human security challenges to violent extremism, WANEP continued its peacebuilding work undaunted in 2014. WANEP took initiated and took strategic actions in complementarity with relevant stakeholders including
ECOWAS in fulfilment of its mandate of ensuring sustainable peace in the region. These strides were highly appreciated by our key partners
and relevant stakeholders and earned WANEP enormous recognition regionally and internationally’
Undoubtedly, these challenges made very significant impact on WANEP plans and programming, causing the organization to re-strategize in its
thinking and direction.
Capacity building remains the cornerstone of WANEP’s effective response to the growing threats to peace and security in the region. Some of the
strides recorded in this direction included the training and re-training of Community Monitors and National Analysts from the 15 national networks
to ensure timely and quality data collation and effective analysis of early warning products through the NEWS platform.
With over a decade experience in monitoring and analyzing elections and electoral processes in West Africa, WANEP established Election Situation rooms in Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso in preparation for the
2015 upcoming elections in those countries, developed indicators for monitoring violent extremism that usually escalates during the electioneering processes and participated in the AU Election Monitoring team to Mozambique.
WANEP’s mandate in promoting cooperative responses to violent conflicts and building sustainable peace in the region in collaboration with diverse actors received much attention. WANEP in collaboration with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts (GPPAC) of which WANEP is the West Africa Regional Representative and the Human Security Collective (HSC) is currently implementing a project on Human Security in Mali and working with diverse partners across other national networks in implementing various peacebuilding projects.