WANEP and the United States Agency for International Development, USAID entered into a unique partnership on February 23, 2015 with the signing of a five-year contract for the implementation of a project on electoral violence. The direct partnership between the two institutions is the first of its kind in the region and attracted high-level interest from the US government including Counsellor to the US State Department, Thomas A. Shannon who was represented by Mr. Alexander Deprez, the USAID, West Africa Mission Director.
The project “Mitigating Electoral Violence in West Africa” aims to mitigate
electoral violence in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Niger and Sierra
Leone through WANEP National Early Warning Systems, NEWS. The symbolic ceremony took place in WANEP Regional office Accra, Ghana in the
presence of strategic partners including the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, KAPITC, representatives of USAID and the