ECOWAS Peace Funds

…from an ECOWAS of States to an ECOWAS of the People.

Achievements

Consolidation of Peace and Security in Member States

The ECOWAS Peace Fund through its programs and projects has achieved the consolidation of peace and security in conflict-affected Countries in the ECOWAS Region. The Countries includes Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali where preventive diplomacy and mediation missions were deployed, electoral processes were supported, and various assistance modules have been operationalized. The offices of the Special Representatives of the President of ECOWAS Commission in the relevant countries were also supported.

Humaniterian assistance and Socio Economic Recovery and Reintegration

The ECOWAS Peace Fund successfully provided humanitarian assistance to, and powered the socio economic recovery and reintegration of vulnerable groups (refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons) in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, etc. Housing, equipment for agriculture, water and sanitation, education and health facilities, income generating activities were also provided to more than 41,000 people. Also, capacity building projects were undertaken in which Government agencies, civil society organization and local stakeholders benefitted in order to facilitate the delivery of support and assistance to the targeted groups.

Rehabilitation and Equipping of Prosthetics/Handicap Center in Guinea Bussau.

The ECOWAS Peace Fund successfully rehabilitated and equipped the prosthetics/handicap center in Guinea Bissau. The facility is currently providing artificial limbs to maimed people from across the country and beyond, thus restoring their dignity and healing process.

Development of Training Curricular with an e-Learning Perspective

The ECOWAS Peace Fund developed a training curricula on the culture of peace for primary and secondary education sectors, with an E-Learning perspective

The ECOWAS Volunteers Programme

The ECOWAS Peace Fund successfully set up an ECOWAS Volunteers Programme, with volunteers deployed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Support to ECOWAS Commission Capacity Building

The ECOWAS Peace Fund provided support to ECOWAS Commission Capacity Building, the consolidation of ECOWAS and African Union Peace and security Architecture in West Africa, as well as assistance to Training Institutions, Training Centers of Excellence on peace and security, and Early Warning schemes within the ECOWAS Region.

Support to ECOWAS Developments on Peace Support Operations.

The ECOWAS Peace Fund provided support to ECOWAS Deployment in Mali and Guinea Bissau for peace Support operations (AFISMA, ECOMIB).

Projects

The magnitude of the challenges posed by poverty, peace and security threats in West Africa, and the volume of its social, political and socio-economic demand, calls for the mobilization of a lot of resources within the region. In this regard, the EPF asserts its willingness and availability to partner strategically and operationally with goodwill actors sharing the ECOWAS Vision 2020 of an ECOWAS of the People.