Creating the Political Space for Prevention: How ECOWAS Supports Nationally Led Strategies

September 17th, 2019, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Norwegian Mission to the UN – One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 35th Floor

 

On the occasion of the launch of a new CIC policy briefing, Creating the Political Space for Prevention: How ECOWAS Supports Nationally Led Strategies, the Economic Community of West African States, Permanent Mission of Norway, and the New York University Center on International Cooperation are pleased to invite you to a lunch discussion on ECOWAS’s approach to prevention.

In this workshop, ECOWAS Ambassador Tanou Kone and Director Abdou Lat Gueye of the Early Warning and Response Network (ECOWARN) will present ECOWAS' approach to conflict prevention, which combines both a root causes approach with a preventive diplomacy one. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about ECOWAS' approach and to have a broader conversation about the role of regional organizations in the UN prevention agenda. 

A lunch will be served.

RSVP

We would kindly ask you to RSVP to Céline Monnier, monnier@nyu.edu by 5:00 p.m. Thursday September 12, 2019

AGENDA

  1. Introductory remarks by Ambassador Tanou Kone and representative of the Norwegian mission
  2. Presentation of the Early Warning and Response Network (ECOWARN) approach by the ECOWAS Director of Early Warning, Dr. Abdou Lat Gueye (by Video Teleconferencing)

- ECOWAS's approach to prevention and early warning/early response

- How ECOWAS supports member states in their priorities for prevention

- Examples of ECOWAS's successful approach

- The relationship between ECOWAS and the UN on prevention in the region, and ideas for strengthening the relationship

  1. Brief presentation of the policy briefing on ECOWAS by Dr. Paige Arthur, CIC Deputy-Director
  2. Moderated discussion