Addressing Youth Movements
The Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission highlighted that ongoing socio-economic challenges have led to the emergence of youth movements challenging existing political structures. This observation underscores the pressing need for inclusive governance and effective policy implementation to address the concerns of the youth.
Call for Return to Lagos Treaty
ECOWAS has urged a return to the principles of the 1975 Lagos Treaty, which emphasizes an inclusive governance system. This call seeks to promote political and security stability across member countries in the region, addressing challenges and enhancing collaboration among nations.
Launch of C-PAID Project
The Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mrs. Damtien Tchintchibidjaa, made these remarks during the launch of the “Citizens Participation for Accountable and Inclusive Democracy (C-PAID)” project. The initiative, organized by the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to leverage citizens’ opinions to monitor and critique government performance for effective democratic institutions and practices.
The launch event emphasized the importance of collective efforts in promoting peace, stability, and inclusivity within the region. It underscored the role of citizens’ engagement in influencing policies and governance decisions to ensure a prosperous and secure West Africa for all.