The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has organized a 3-day Capacity Building Workshop for multi-stakeholders on Protection and Human Security Integrated Coordination Mechanisms (ECO-PHSICM) from 4th to 6th April, 2023 in Accra.
The workshop was aimed at equipping participants to develop a roadmap to improve human security as well as curb human trafficking, violent extremism and terrorism in West Africa.
The ECOWAS Resident Representative in Ghana, Mr. Baba Gana Wakil reaffirmed the ECOWAS Commission’s commitment to working diligently with the government and other stakeholders to improve protection and human security in the country.
He entreated both state and non-state actors to leverage the presence of the Office of the ECOWAS Resident Representative in Ghana with the planning and implementation of their programmes.
Mr. Wakil also encouraged them to work together to improve human security in the country by harnessing the capacities and resources of relevant stakeholders.
On his part, the Coordinating Director for Multilateral Relations and International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Madam Perpetua Dufu, commended the ECOWAS National Office for organizing the workshop especially in light of the dire humanitarian and human security situation in the sub-region resulting from the threat of armed conflicts, terrorism, violent extremism among other factors.
She further encouraged participants to make recommendations that would feed into the development of policies and strategies to enhance the socio-economic development of the sub-region.
Patience Anaadem, ISD