OSIWA envisions a freer, safer, more integrated, democratic and equitable West Africa

Introducing OSIWA

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  • "Regional integration and cooperation is at the heart of economic transformation in West Africa."Dr. Kojo Busia, Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor for UNECA's African Mineral Development Centre
  • "Nigeria's insecurity isn't just about Boko Haram, it's also about greater social injustice."Ayisha Osori, Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Women Trust Fund
  • "In our various walks of life, our primary focus continues to be how to bring an end to the repeated cycles of violence and impunity that continue to plague our continent..."Abdul Tejan-Cole, OSIWA Executive Director
  • "We cannot take the peaceful or tolerant nature of the Ghanainan youth for granted any longer."James Kwabena Bomfeh Junior "Kabila", founder of Youth for Action Ghana

Political governance

While political governance in West Africa has known considerable progress in recent decades, these gains are not irreversible and the new democracies are, at varying degrees, still far from the shore of the established and consolidated democracies. The sub-region is confronted with disputed (...)

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Economic governance

OSIWA’s Economic Governance Program works with civil society organizations, governments, the private sector, community leaders and activists with a vision for inclusive, equal and sustainable economic growth for their respective countries and the West Africa region more (...)

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Law, Justice & Human rights

The Law, Justice and Human Rights Program at OSIWA seeks to robustly promote equal access to fair and independent justice in order to ensure adequate protection and enforcement of human rights of the populations, in particular, rights of women, youth and other vulnerable (...)

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