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ECOWAS. CEDEAO. THE ECOWAS CONFLICT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK: An Overview. WANSED-ECOWAS Consultative Meeting Enhancing Peace and Security: Challenges & Opportunities Abuja, 24-25 July 2008 Dr. Abdel-Fatau Musah Conflict Prevention Adviser, ECOWAS. C O N T E N T.

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the ecowas conflict prevention framework an overview

ECOWAS

CEDEAO

THE ECOWAS CONFLICT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK: An Overview

WANSED-ECOWAS Consultative Meeting

Enhancing Peace and Security: Challenges & Opportunities

Abuja, 24-25 July 2008

Dr. Abdel-Fatau Musah

Conflict Prevention Adviser, ECOWAS

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CONTEXT OF ECPF: THE WHEELS OF VIOLENCE

TYPES OF COMPLEX EMERGENCIES

ECOWAS VISION

ECPF CONTRIBUTION TO VISION

AIM & PURPOSE OF ECPF

OUTPUTS

COMPONENTS OF ECPF

COMPONENT BREAKDOWN

PRINCIPLES OF COOPERATION

ENABLING MECHANISMS

NEXT STEPS

the wheels of violence

Assassination

THE WHEELS OF VIOLENCE

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

TRIGGERS

Price hike

HR & RoL

Political Gov

Electoral

fraud

Production

relations

STRUCTURE

Environment

Unconstitutional Rule Environmental Degradation

Social Gov

Corporate

Gov

Hate media

Demography

Group Relations

Exclusion

ACCELERATORS

INTERESTS

Militarism

  • GEO-STRATEGIC LOCATION
  • The Gulf of Guinea
  • Sahel-Sahara Divide
  • Climate Change & Seismic Faultlines

Terrorism

SALW

Marginalization

bad governance consequences
Bad Governance: Consequences

Complex

Humanitarian

Emergencies

  • Inter-State Conflicts
  • Civil Wars
  • Political/Social Crisis
  • ‘Local Conflicts’
  • Environmental Crises
  • Natural Disasters
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TRANSFORM SUB-REGION:

From “ECOWAS OF STATES” to “ECOWAS OF THE PEOPLES”

CREATE:

A peaceful, fully integrated, conflict-resilient, prosperous, democratic and rights-based West African Community of equal opportunities.

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The creation of conditions to eliminate pervasive threats to people's and individual rights, livelihoods, safety and lives. The protection of human and democratic rights, as well as the promotion of human development initiatives as sine qua non for assuring freedom from fear and freedom from want.

AIM
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Create space within the ECOWAS system and in Member-States for interaction and cooperation within and with external partners around concrete initiatives in a manner that will trigger timely and targeted multi-actor and multi-dimensional action to diffuse or eliminate potential and real threats to human security in a predictable and institutional manner.

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Early Warning

Preventive Diplomacy

Democracy and Political Governance

Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Media

Natural Resource Governance

Cross-Border Initiatives

Security Governance

Practical Disarmament

Women, Peace and Security

Youth Empowerment

ECOWAS Standby Force

Humanitarian Assistance

Peace Education (Culture of Peace)

  • Early Warning
  • Preventive Diplomacy
  • Democracy and Political Governance
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Media
  • Natural Resource Governance
  • Cross-Border Initiatives
  • Security Governance
  • Practical Disarmament
  • Women, Peace and Security
  • Youth Empowerment
  • ECOWAS Standby Force
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Peace Education (Culture of Peace)

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component breakdown
COMPONENT BREAKDOWN
  • Indicative activities : By Stakeholders
  • By the ECOWAS System
  • By Member States
  • By Civil Society
  • By Other Partners
  • Benchmarks/Yardsticks
  • Capacity Requirements
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Advocacy and

Communication

2. Resource Mobilization

3. Cooperation

4. Plan of Action

5. Monitoring and Evaluation

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principles of cooperation
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Core Value: Human Security

Member States bear principal responsibility

ECOWAS is the primary facilitator

Priority-Driven Programming

Subsidiarity and Complementarity

Local ownership, Local Context, Sound Analysis

Sustainability

Transparency and Accountability

Principles of COOPERATION
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ECOWAS

Norm/Standard setting, capacity building

planning, analysis, Space creation,

monitoring, advocacy,

resource mobilization

Civil society/

Private sector

Sensitisation, mobilisation,

capacity building

Pressure exertion, monitoring,

advocacy

Job creation, infrastructure

Development Partners

Norm setting, resources

Space creation, advocacy,

Capacity building

Member States

Primary responsibility for P&S

Implementation

infrastructure

Space creation for CSO and

Private sector

roles responsibilities
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Norm & Standard setting

Enforcement

Facilitation

Space creation

Capacity-Building

Resource mobilization

Monitoring

Domestication Advocacy Sensitization Resource mobilization Capacity building Implementation & Enforcement Advocacy Monitoring &Evaluation

next steps
NEXT STEPS
  • Elaboration of Plan Of Action
  • Planning Meetings at the Zonal Level between ECOWAS structures in Member States and Civil Society Peace Constituencies (From Sept 2008)
  • Field Activities