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Early Warning and Response Partnership in W. Africa


Abuja, 19 November 2015 - ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) representatives attended official launch of the New Early Warning and Response Partnership between U.S. Government and Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), where ITF will be one of the Implementing Partners on the project promoting peace and security, improving health status of vulnerable populations, addressing energy challenges, and supporting trade activities in the region.

The U.S. is planning to provide over the next four years up to $221 million in support of activities promoting ECOWAS priorities, including:

  • countering violent extremism in the region, particularly the Lake Chad Basin by empowering youth and fostering  moderate, non-violent voices;
  • preventing child and maternal death;
  • achieving an AIDS-free generation;
  • expanding cross-border trade;
  • promoting commercial viability of business investment in West Africa.

ITF through U.S. Department of State’s Office of Regional and Security Affairs in Bureau of African Affairs Grant Agreement will particularly support hiring, staffing and training of the Early Warning Directorate (EWD) within ECOWAS as well as setting up National Early Warning and Response Centers within each ECOWAS member state with the aim to enhance capacity of the ECOWAS Early Warning and Response Mechanism.