Education Program on the Culture of Peace

 Sectors

  1. Early Warning
  2. Preventive Diplomacy
  3. Democracy and Political Governance
  4. Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  5. Media
  6. Natural Resource Governance
  7. Cross Border Initiatives
  8. Security Governance
  9. Practical Disarmament
  10. Women Peace and Security
  11. Youth Empowerment
  12. ECOWAS Standby Force
  13. Humanitarian Affair
  14. Peace Education
  15. Enabling Mechanism

1. Early Warning

Programme 1: Capacity building

Outcome: Skills, data processing tools and baseline data of the Early Warning Directorate (EWD) increased

Activity:

  1. EWD Staff Training
  2. Data Sourcing for EWD GIS Unit
  3. Establishment of national early Warning and response Mechanisms

Programme 2: Integrated Early Warning Development

Outcome:

Effectiveness of working procedures with external and internal stakeholders in conflict prevention/management enhanced

Activity:

  1. AU Continental Early Warning System
  2. Peace Exchange Forum Development
  3. Regional media sensitization
  4. Department, Units and Civil Society integration
  5. Country field missions for analysts

Early Warning Total Cost: $1,929,131

2 . Preventive Diplomacy

Programme 1: Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution

Outcome: Existence of synergy between the Mediation Facilitation Division in ECOWAS and other regional mediation organs in undertaking Track I and II Mediation

Activity:

  1. Organize annual review meetings for ECOWAS peace-making organs and local peace constituencies (Council of the Wise, Special Reps of the ECOWAS President, Heads of Zonal Bureaux and CSOs)
  1. Meeting of ECOWAS and Development Partners for need assessment workshop on the modalities for the establishment of the Mediation, Facilitation Division
  1. Emergency Mediation/Peace-making Interventions in the Region
  1. Facilitate the establishment of ECOWAS Mediation Facilitation Division

Programme 2: Cooperation with Development Partners and Intergovernmental Institutions on Peace and Security in West Africa

Outcome:

Institutionalized coordination and cooperation between ECOWAS and its partners on peace-making.

Activity:

  1. Cooperation with relevant Institutions (EU, AU, UN, other Recs, relevant States, etc…) to promote peace and security in the region

Preventive Diplomacy Total Cost: $1,308,609

3 . Democracy and Political Governance

Programme 1: Capacity Building for Electoral Management Bodies

Outcome: Improved Management of Electoral Processes in the Region

Activity:

  1. Training for Member of Electoral Commissions and Electoral Assistance Staff on the use of ICT during Elections
  2. Workshop to review the role of Security Forces during Elections

Programme 2: Support to MEMBER States Organizing Elections

Outcome:

Holding of Free, Fair and Credible Elections

Activity:

  1. Support to MEMBER States Organizing Elections
  2. Establish an ECOWAS Database for Election Observers

Programme 3: Reinforcement of Parliamentary Capacity and Legitimacy

Outcome:

Informed and coordinated support to parliaments in Member States

Activity:

  1. Conduct Needs Analysis of Parliaments
  2. Build Capacity of Parliamentarians
  3. Conduct Annual Regional Symposium for National Parliaments (with thematic focus)

Programme 4: Facilitate the reinforcement of judicial autonomy

Outcome:

Enhanced Capacity of the Judiciary to adjudicate cross-border political and security matters

Activity:

  1. Conduct Baseline Analysis of Judiciary
  2. Organize Training Programmes for Judicial Officers
  3. Conduct Yearly Symposium on Judicial Convergence and Autonomy
  4. Organize Capacity Building Programme for Community Based Organizations and Paralegals

Programme 5: Strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of regional interventions for political parties in Member States

Outcome:

Enhanced capacity of political parties to contribute to democratic consolidation in Member States

Activity:

  1. Develop a Training and Capacity Needs Assessment for Political Parties
  2. Meeting of FOWAPP to adopt the FOWAPP Charter on Internal Democracy
  3. Deliver and Facilitate Training and Capacity Development for political parties

Democracy and Political Governance Total Cost: 5,710,000

 4. Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Programme 1: Baseline Analysis on Compliance of National Institutions with the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol and Paris Principles

Outcome: Effective and result-oriented support package to strengthen the capacity of NNHRIs

Activity:

  1. Gap Analysis for Ten (10) -Member Institutions of National Network of Human Rights Institutions (NNHRI)

Programme 2: Capacity Building Programme for operational staff of National Human Rights Commissions in Member States and Civil Society Actors

Outcome:

Facilitate Needs-Based Training and capacity building programmes aimed at enhancing NNHRIs professionalism

Activity:

  1. Mapping and Assessment of Human Rights Training Institutions in West Africa
  2. Training and Capacity Needs Assessment (TCNA) for NHRIs and the Civil Society

Programme 3: Popularization of ECOWAS Human Rights Norms and Ensuring Compliance with Regional Standards on Human Rights

Outcome:

Enhanced domestication and implementation of regional human rights standards

Activity:

  1. Organize Good Office Visits to Five (5) Fragile Institutions and/or Post Conflict States. 2. Support for CSOs Projects to Implement Human Rights activities in line with the Supplementary Protocol and Free Movement Protocol

Programme 4: Targeted Training and Capacity Building to enhance rights of the marginalized and excluded

Outcome:

Enhanced integration, stability and development through a rights-based approach

Activity:

  1. Organize Train-the-Trainer Programme on ‘Gender Violence’ for civil society groups
  2. Organize Sensitization Workshop on ‘Community Migration Rights’ for selected civil society groups and Member States’ Institutions
  3. Organize Four Train the Trainer Workshops for Security and Para-Military Forces at the Operational and Tactical Levels on human rights laws and Conventions
  4. Organize Train the Trainer Programmes (2) for Regional Experts and Civil Society Groups on Implementation of the Child Rights Acts and Conventions

Programme 5: Strengthen the processes of human rights reporting by Member States

Outcome:

Contribute to the effectiveness of human rights reporting by National Human Rights Commissions in Member States

Activity:

  1. Publishing and Circulation of Reporting Manual/ Procedure
  2. Workshop for NNHRI on the use of ECOWAS Human Rights Reporting Manual/ Procedure

Programme 6: Strengthen Capacity of Directorate of Political Affairs in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights

Outcome:

Increased capacity by ECOWAS to facilitate the protection and promotion of human rights

Activity:

  1. Recruitment of Two (2) Human Rights Officers (P3) at the Directorate of Political Affairs
  2. Recruitment of One (1) Programme Assistant at the Directorate of Political Affairs (G5)

Human Rights and the Rule of Law Total Cost: 2,248,047

5. Media

Programme 1: Popularization of ECOWAS Experiences in Peace and Security

Outcome: Enhanced knowledge of ECOWAS Peace and Security activities by Community citizens

Activity:

  1. Publication of a Book on ECOWAS Experience in Peace and Security in West Africa
  2. Publishing the Report of the 2010 Conference ‘Two Decades of Peace Processes in West Africa: Achievement, Failures, Lessons’.

Programme 2: Enhanced Capacity of the Media to Contribute to Conflict Prevention in West Africa

Outcome:

Reduction in hate media practices in West Africa

Activity:

  1. Consultancy to Finalise the Code of Conduct for Media Practitioners on Hate Media Practices
  2. Media Workshop on the Culture of Peace (2 Annually)
  3. Meeting of ECOWAS Media Practitioners to Adopt and Fashion out Implementation Strategy for the Code of Conduct

Programme 3: Capacity Building for Media Practitioners on ECOWAS Peace and Security Activities

Outcome:

Effective and positive media coverage of peace and security activities of ECOWAS and its Member States

Activity:

  1. Seminar for Journalists Covering Regional Integration, Governance, Peace and Security Beats in select media institutions

Media Total Cost: $1,620,000

6. Natural Resource Governance

Programme 1: Tackling Illegal Transboundary Logging and Poaching of Wildlife

Outcome: Promotion of boundary wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management based on the concertation and the dialogue promoted

Activity:

  1. Harmonize the regional Forest and wildlife political and legal frameworks
  2. Develop and disseminate sub-regional common guidelines for the transboundary forest and wildlife resources management
  3. Organize a sub-regional workshop on the wildlife-cattle conflict prevention
  4. Organize sub regional and national training workshops on the wildlife-cattle conflict prevention
  5. Organize sensitization, create awareness and initiate green income generating activities.

Programme 2: Security and facilitation of cross-border mobility of livestock and conflict reduction/ prevention

Outcome:

Creation of sustainable conditions for the management of cross-border pastoral resources through improved access and management of pastoral infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and basic social services by the target population

Activity:

  1. Development of cross-border infrastructure and facilities in three strategic areas   *”Mali-Burkina-Faso-Ghana corridor” zone *”Nigeria-Niger-Benin corridor” zone, * “Mali-Guinea corridor” zone
  2. Strengthening the capacity of transhumant livestock stakeholders

Programme 3: Transboundary forest and wildlife management for conflict reduction

Outcome:

Transboundary wildlife and forest related conflicts reduced

Activity:

  1. Harmonize policy, legal and regulatory frameworks on forest and wildlife conservation.

2: Develop common Sub-regional guidelines for transboundary forest and wildlife resources management2. Build Capacity of Parliamentarians

Programme 4: Hazardous Waste Management

Outcome:

Capacity for sustainable management of chemical and other hazardous waste improved

Activity:

  1. Harmonize policy, legal and regulatory frameworks on chemical and hazardous waste management
  2. Sensitisation for domestication of frameworks
  3. Development of monitoring system for hazardous waste

Programme 5: Cross-border water resource management programme

Outcome:

Reduction of Water resource related conflicts

Activity:

  1. Regional guidelines on prevention of water related conflict
  2. Ratification of UN convention on utilization of cross-border resources

Programme 6: Mineral Resource Governance

Outcome:

Regional and National Norm and Standards in Mineral Resource Governmance improved

Activity:

  1. Cadastre Offices established
  2. Model documents developed
  3. Sensitisation workshops conducted
  4. Regional security maps developed

Natural Resource Governance Total Cost $31,770,000

7. Cross Border Initiatives

Programme 1: Strengthening of Cross-Border Cooperation

Outcome:

Capacity building support on cross-border pilot projects are institutionalized

Activity:

  1. Annual capacity building support subvention to ECOWAS Cross-border Control (CBC) pilot projects
  2. Coordination, Networking and Partnership Building: Field visit, zonal coordination and exchange with   technical partners – ECOWAS CBC pilot project sites and agencies; AU- R.E.CS/ E.U CBC partner agencies /projects
  3. Institutional Arrangements, Legal Frameworks and   Operational Modalities for CBC Development:   National workshops on ECOWAS CBC
  4. Institutional Arrangements Legal Frameworks and Operational Modalities for CBC Development:   Regional workshops on elaboration of ECOWAS CBC directive and programme development
  5. Research and Documentation on CBC Development Issues: Task force meetings on ECOWAS CBC   programme review and development – study on programme development and funding

Programme 2: The Facilitation of Migration Across the Region

Outcome:

The harmonization of travel documents for ECOWAS Member States

Activity:

  1. Facilitation of the adoption of harmonised travel documents for the region by Member states (Passport and Identification Card)
  2. Establish information centres at designated borders to collate data on migration across the region
  3. Inauguration of ECOWAS monitoring units (operatives) in member states (to ensure monitoring and enforcement of the Provisions of the protocol)
  4. Harmonise immigration policies and procedures across member states

Programme 3: Sensitization and Awareness Creation, Build and Enhance Capacity in ECOWAS – Relevant Institutions and Agencies, Networking and Partnership Building

Outcome:

Regional Media Network are fully sensitized and equipped to effectively disseminate cases of migrants’ harassment across borders in the region

Activity:

  1. Strengthen the capacity of the Regional Media Network to enhance the dissemination of Migration related news and ensure the reporting of cases of harassment of Migrants along ECOWAS highway.
  2. Awareness Creation on the Tenets of the Free Movement Protocol
  3. Strengthening the capacity of security operatives at the border posts on tenets of the free movement protocol. (customs, immigration, police, gendarmerie)
  4. Entrenchment of the provisions of the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in the training institutions of operatives in Member States.

Programme 4: Promote awareness of Tourism in the Region

Outcome:

The development of a Regional Standard/Benchmark on Tourism

Activity:

  1. Harmonisation of tourism policies and procedures in the region

Cross Border Initiatives Total Cost: 3,335,575,625

8. Security Governance

Programme 1: Develop a regional security sector governance/reform (SSGR) concept in West Africa

Outcome: Concept serves as guide for Security Sector Governance programmes

Activity:

  1. Engaging the services of a SSG/R Consultant
  2. Harmonization of the SSG/R Concept
  3. Meeting for validation and inclusion of feedback
  4. Government Experts Meeting on the SSG/R Concept
  5. Ministerial Meeting on the SSG/R Concept
  6. Publication of relevant documents

Programme 2: Awareness programme on SSR/G

Outcome:

Regional stakeholders are effectively sensitized and engaged on SSR/G

Activity:

  1. Civil Society Forum on security sector governance in West Africa
  2. Workshop on Cross-border security

Programme 3: Develop an Action Plan for the implementation of the SSGR Concept in West Africa

Outcome:

Informed and coordinated support to parliaments in Member States

Activity:

  1. Hiring of a Team of Consultants to develop the SSG/R Plan of Action
  2. Consultative Meeting of stakeholders on the draft Plan of Action for the SSGR regional concept implementation
  3. ECOWAS Commission Internal Meeting to review the draft Plan of Action for the SSG/R Concept
  4. Meeting of the Inter-governmental experts on the SSG/R Draft Plan of Action

Programme 4: Awareness programme on G/RSS

Outcome:

Awareness-creation and cross-border cooperation among security agencies and Community citizens is attained

Activity:

  1. Forum and Bi-annual Civil Society Colloquium on SSG/R in West Africa
  2. Workshop on issues of cross-border security

Programme 5: Harmonization of national legislations of the member states on security governance

Outcome:

Member States’ national legislations on SSG/R are harmonized

Activity:

  1. Consultancy to review political and legal instruments in force in ECOWAS member states for the monitoring and overseeing of the security sector
  2. Consultative Meeting of independent experts on the harmonization of Member States’ national legislations on Security Sector Governance
  3. Meeting at the level of the ECOWAS Commission for appropriation of the draft harmonization of member state’s national legislation on Security Sector Governance
  4. Meeting of governmental experts on the draft harmonization of Member States’ national legislations on SSG
  5. Inter-Ministerial Meeting for validation of the political and legal instrument of security sector governance in ECOWAS Member States

Programme 6: Awareness programme on SSR/G

Outcome:

Civil-Military Relations is enhanced across the region

Activity:

  1. Civil Society Forum on the Security Sector Governance in West Africa
  2. Pilot Survey on the Status of Security Sector Reform/Governance in Member States (Post-Conflict Countries)

Programme 7: Development of a regional regulatory framework on non-statutory armed groups

Outcome:

Non-statutory armed groups are coordinated and effectively regulated in Member States.

 

Activity:

  1. Conduct Study on non-statutory armed groups in security sector governance in West Africa, to develop the regional regulatory framework (sanctions regime)
  2. Convene Independent Experts’ Meeting to review Study on non-statutory armed groups in the security sector governance in West Africa
  3. Convene ECOWAS Commission Meeting of internalization of Study on non-statutory armed groups in security sector governance in West Africa
  4. Convene Meeting of governmental experts to review Study

Security Governance Total Cost: $1,252,207

9. Practical Disarmament

Programme 1: Effectiveness of SALW Border Control Regimes Increased

Outcome: National Commissions, Civil Societies and Small Arms Unit are effectively performing Tasks associated with ensuring peace and security in member states

Activity:

  1. Acquire Quality Equipment for Border Surveillance
  2. Capacity building training for border security operatives on Modern Methods of Arms Control
  3. Produce and Disseminate Visitor’s Certificates to be used by border control services
  4. Support joint border control and exchange of information/intelligence
  5. Public Awareness Raising Activities to promote culture of peace
  6. Mainstreaming Peace Education in Schools Curriculums at Secondary and Tertiary levels

Programme 2: National Stockpile Management Systems enhanced.

Outcome:

Exemption Procedures Effectively managed and monitored

Activity:

  1. Conduct Inventory of the status of the sites
  2. Identify and secure appropriate sites
  3. Acquire Arms Marking equipment to mark weapons in the armed and security services
  4. Proceed with regular destruction of excess and/or obsolete arms and ammunition
  5. Increase the technical knowledge of the relevant personnel through a three level
  6. Provide adequate equipment for the stocking and management of arms
  7. Ensure coordination of stockpile management activities
  8. Establish a functional regional network of experts
  9. Establish and implement norms and standards in stockpile management

Programme 3: Transparency in Arms Management and Administration

Outcome:

Sub regional register of SALW created and effectively managed

Activity:

  1. Develop and manage a regional Register and Database on SALW
  2. Develop and manage an Arms Register for Peace Support Operations
  3. Establish (or review) a National SALW Register in the 15 Member States

Democracy and Political Governance Total Cost: $3,345,000

 10. Women Peace and Security

Programme 1: Women’s Involvement and Engagement in National and Regional Conflict Management Mechanisms

Outcome: Increased capacity of ECOWAS to provide technical electoral assistance and monitoring of elections that promotes methods to increase the number of women in public decision-making roles, both appointed and elected.

Activity:

  1. Development of a Gender and Elections Strategy/Manual; trainings for elections monitors on gender and election monitoring; policy dialogue with ECOWAS election team
  2. Engagement of a Resource Person to develop a context-specific mediation training manual for step down training/ publish manual. Support trained women mediators (CSO Women leaders and women from ECOWAS member state Institutions) to conduct step down training on mediation in selected communities currently facing conflicts in West Africa. Setting up of mediation resource centers, Database and infrastructure provision (computers, resources), building national/regional networks on early warning, mediation, strengthening cooperation amongst existing networks (South- South cooperation), study visits/exchanges
  3. Map Existing training programmes and identify quality programmes and establish viable partnerships. Provide pilot fellowships to train West African women to develop better understanding of the African Peace and Security Issues, in order to increase their participation in conflict management process and other areas of security concerns in West Africa
  4. Conduct situation analysis, present findings to states, Development and monitoring of implementation of ‘lite’ country level action plan on WPS

Programme 2: Strengthening Women’s Contribution to Conflict Management and Humanitarian Initiatives in West Africa

Outcome:

Strengthened Evidence Base on Women’s Contribution in Conflict Prevention, Resolution, Peace-building and Humanitarian Initiatives in West Africa.

Activity:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive study of women and security and their role in ECOWAS peace and security architecture, 2. Conduct mapping of the contribution of women to past and on-going peace and security work in West Africa, 3. Draft ECOWAS report based on Baseline and Mapping Studies, 4. Hold a meeting to review Baseline and Mapping Studies, 5. Publish ECOWAS report on the status of women in peace and security in West Africa, 6. Disseminate report through a Policy Forum and in key ECOWAS and Civil Society events
  2. Put in place a Documentation Centre for consolidating research and statistics on Women, Peace and Security issues
  3. Commission papers on gender quota (types, implementation, outcomes and lessons learned) 2. Advocacy for electoral quota adoption 3. Forum for women leaders, practitioners, activists, political office holders, parliamentarians, party officials etc. held to review commissioned paper on status of implementation of gender quotas and their impact on women’s political representation

Programme 3: Recruitment of required Human Resource Capacity (Three years)

Outcome:

Enhanced capacity of the Gender Directorate in implementing its various programmes.

Activity

  1. Two Programme Officers (P3)
  2. Programme Assistant (G5)

Women Peace and Security Total Cost: $4,163,017

11. Youth Empowerment

Programme 1: Youth Empowerment and Orientation on Conflict Prevention

Outcome: Youth mobilized and engaged in positive human capital development activities to prevent conflicts and promote active youth involvement in peace building and prevention of violence in the region

Activity:

  1. Conduct youth peace education programmes and campaigns through regional workshops and media activities
  2. Organise youth skill acquisition and empowerment training workshops
  3. Review existing policies and programmes on youth employment
  4. Promote the development of SMEs among youth in the region

Programme 2: Availability of data on impact of conflicts and crises on youth development and empowerment

Outcome:

Youth mobilized and given proper orientation on conflict prevention measures through job creation and gainful employment, skills acquisition, peace education and social reintegration programmes

Activity:

  1. Conduct a baseline survey of the situation of youth in conflict prone areas of the region
  2. Establish a regional database on youth and conflict in the region

Youth Empowerment Total Cost: 1,450,000

 12. ECOWAS Standby Force

Programme 1: Development of the ECOWAS Standby Force (Civilian Component)

Outcome: ESF Civilian Component participation in Peace Support Operations (PSO) is now clearly defined

Activity:

  1. The Recruitment of four (4) staff for the Civilian Component Unit
  2. The Development of a Policy Framework for the ESF Civilian Component
  3. The Development of a Human Resource Policy Framework
  4. Develop ECOWAS civilian standby roster
  5. The Conduct of training workshops for the capacity-building of the civilian planning element/component and Member States (6 Training Programmes in 3 Years)
  6. The Convening of Roundtable meetings & other Seminars held at regional and AU level on coordination for the building of ESF/ASF Civilian   Component

 13. Humanitarian Affairs

Programme 1: Ensuring Appropriate Legal and Policy Frameworks for Preventing and Responding to Emergencies and Disasters

Outcome:

Sensitization of Member States’ national emergency platforms on the importance of codifying national standards/instruments for the protection of civilians

Activity:

  1. Advocacy on the Codification of National Standards/ Instruments for the Protection of Civilians (2 Missions)
  2. Capacity Building Workshops on Use of Military Assets in Emergencies (2 Meetings)

Programme 2: Development and Strengthening of Institutions for Managing and Responding to Humanitarian Challenges

Outcome:

National platforms possess the required capabilities for managing and responding to humanitarian challenges

Activity:

  1. Capacity Building for Member States’ National Platforms (2 Meetings)

 

Programme 3: Enhancing the Capacities of Social Actors in Responding to Humanitarian Issues

Outcome:

Leaders of national platforms are equipped to manage humanitarian disasters and management training in Member States is institutionalized

Activity:

  1. Leadership Training on the Management of Humanitarian Disasters (2 Meetings)
  2. Advocacy for the Promotion of Workplace Safety in Formal and Informal Sectors (2 Visits)

Programme 4: Ensuring that Member States and Citizens Comply with International Humanitarian Law as a Means of Conflict Prevention

Outcome:

Regional Plan of Action on International Human Rights Law (IHL) is developed and agreed upon

Activity:

  1. Advocacy Meeting to Develop and Implement a Regional Plan of Action on IHL

Programme 5: Enhancing National and Regional Capacities for Response to Humanitarian Concerns

Outcome:

Number of M. States with National Monitoring Mechanisms identified

Activity:

  1. Assessment Mission to Determine the Number of National Monitoring Mechanisms Available in the region
  2. Lessons learned Workshop to Strengthen EERT (1 Workshop)
  3. Establishment of ECOWAS Logistical Depot

Humanitarian Affairs Total Cost: $2,280,000

 14. Peace Education

Programme 1: Designation of focal points

Outcome: Consultative meeting of the regional committee comprising relevant Commissions Directorates, Focal Points, Partners, CSOs on Education

Activity:

  1. Designation of focal points
  2. Publicity and institutionalization of the ECOWAS Peace education manual in each Member States among policy makers, curriculum developers, teachers, CSO

and partners

Programme 2: Capacity Building

Outcome:

Enhanced capacity of national experts on the ECOWAS peace Education Manual

Activity:

  1. Capacity building of national experts on the ECOWAS Peace Education Manual

Programme 3: Internal Consultations

Outcome:

ECOWAS fully understands and take ownership for the capacity building and the popularization of manuals

Activity:

  1. Internal consultation and capacity building of experts on the modules of the manual

Programme 4: Coordination/Monitoring and evaluation

Outcome:

Existence of M & E Procedure for the modules

Activity:

  1. Coordination and M & E

Programme 5: Regular Support to Focal Point

Outcome:

Smooth delivery and implementation of the contents of the modules

Activity:

  1. Regular support to the National focal point for internal coordination, public awareness, implementation of the modules of the manual and regular reporting

Peace Education Total Cost: $2,280,000

15. Enabling Mechanism

Programme 1: Stakeholders Platform

Outcome: Greater awareness and involvement of ECOWAS citizens in peace initiatives

Activity:

  1. Six (6) Workshops/ Seminars/ Town Hall Meetings
  2. Two (2) Eminent Persons’ advocacy visits

Programme 2: Build Awareness into ECOWAS Community-Based Events

Outcome:

Greater interest in and goodwill for ECOWAS

Activity:

  1. Awareness activities on the side of ECOWAS events (for instance: sporting events)
  2. Update the ECOWAS Website and establish links with the relevant websites

Programme 3: Branding ECOWAS

Outcome:

An improved and respectable image of ECOWAS as a Regional Economic Community (REC)

Activity:

  1. Commissioning of a Consultancy to review ECOWAS branding policy (including graphic chart)

Programme 4: Selling ECOWAS brand

Outcome:

The ECOWAS brand is widely recognized as a reference point and recurrent theme in the global arena

Activity:

  1. ECOWAS Day celebration
  2. Introduction of regional integration studies in schools curricula (2 Member States as Pilot)
  3. Inter-school competition (essay, debates), etc.

Programme 5: Documentation and Publication

Outcome:

Up-to-date and accessible information on ECOWAS

Activity:

  1. Consultancy for Annual analytical journal on Human Security and Annual Report on Conflict prevention and peace-building in West Africa
  2. Build capacity of stakeholders and citizens in accessing information (2 Workshops)

Programme 6: Partnership

Outcome:

Shared best practices and enhanced mutual capacity

Activity:

  1. Two (2) Partners coordination meetings on advocacy and communication

Programme 7: Resource Mobilisation

Outcome:

Increased funding for ECPF

Activity:

1.Fundraising from the Private Sector and Individual platforms

  1. One (1) Training for relevant stakeholders on negotiation skills and donor relations

Programme 8: ECOWAS – Civil Society Cooperation

Outcome:

Improved grassroots participation in peace initiatives

Activity:

  1. Organize annual forum of civil society institutions within ECOWAS

Programme 9: Plan of Action and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Outcome:

Effective coordination of ECPF implementation and reporting

Activity:

  1. Mapping workshop on the logical framework (matrices) of all the ECPF components (by Political Affairs, External Relations, Strategic Planning, M&E and Finance)
  2. Capacity building on action planning and M&E activities for focal points of the ECPF components (human and technical resources)

Programme 10: Reporting

Outcome:

Effective coordination of ECPF implementation and reporting

Activity:

  1. Consultancy (independent evaluation)

Enabling Mechanism Total Cost: $ 2,790,000

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