West Africa Network for Peacebuilding
Enable and facilitate the development of mechanisms for cooperation among civil society-based peacebuilding practitioners and organisations in West Africa by promoting cooperative responses to violent conflicts; provide the structure through which these practitioners and institutions will regularly exchange experience and information on issues of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social, religious and political reconciliation; promote West Africa's social cultural values as resources for peacebuilding.
The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) is a leading Regional Peacebuilding organisation founded in 1998 in response to civil wars that plagued West Africa in the 1990s. Over the years, WANEP has succeeded in establishing strong national networks in every Member State of ECOWAS with over 500 member organisations across West Africa.
- Responding to Conflicts through Dialogue (Special Interventions)
This programme aims at enabling WANEP's involvement in search of a peaceful settlement of crisis at its nascent stage. It promotes inter and intra communal and interreligious dialogue and peaceful coexistence, as well as enhances the mediating capacities of communities and other relevant state and inter-governmental bodies.
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