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Government of Niger and ECA hold a training workshop on ECOWAS Vision 2050

7 September, 2022

Niamey (Niger), September 7, 2022 - The Government of Niger, through the ECOWAS National Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), is organizing from September 6 to 7, 2022 a training of trainers workshop on the ECOWAS Vision 2050.

The objective of this meeting is to contribute to a better implementation of the new ECOWAS Agenda 2050 in Niger.

This Vision 2050, with the slogan ''ECOWAS of the peoples: peace and prosperity for all'', constitutes a strategic roadmap to meet the multidimensional challenges related to the sustainable development of Member States and the consolidation of West African integration.

In his opening speech, the Minister Delegate to the State Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Youssouf Mohamed Elmouctar first outlined the 5 pillars of the said ECOWAS vision 2050 which are:

  1. Peace, security, and stability;

  2. Governance and Rule of Law;

  3. Economic Integration and Interconnectivity;

  4. Transformation and inclusive & sustainable development;

  5. Social Inclusion.

Mr. Youssouf Mohamed Elmouctar then recalled that ECOWAS Vision 2050 was adopted by the Heads of State and Government last December 2021 in Abuja, to enable the West African Community face the multiple challenges in unity and success for the next thirty years.

Also, he added, the objective of the workshop is to train trainers so that they can serve as relays to popularize the ECOWAS Vision 2050 and accelerate the adhesion of populations to this great project of the Community.

For his part, the ECOWAS Country Representative, Mr. N'Dri Guillaume Gnamien, welcomed the organization of this workshop which is part of the ECOWAS Commission's work to popularize the Vision 2050 so that people take its ownership for an effective implementation. He further stated that the vision of an organization is a long-term plan that identifies the political, social, economic, technological and environmental issues that must be solved to achieve sustainable development. "This vision, which reflects the aspirations of the peoples, was developed in an inclusive manner through a participatory process taking into account all social components: women, youth, private sector, religious, locally elected officials, etc.," said Mr. N'Dri Guillaume Gnamien. 

As for the Director of the ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, Ngone Diop, she reiterated ECA's continued support for Niger's important endeavors to accelerate its transformational, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in an integrated ECOWAS region.

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Tahirou Gouro
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