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About Us

West Africa Network of Election Observers (WANEO) is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent democracy think-tank dedicated to promoting and consolidating democracy, good governance and credible elections for sustainable development, peace and stability in West African and Beyond. West Africa Network of Election Observers (WANEO), since its establishment in September 2019 as a regional think-tank advancing the cause of democracy, good governance and credible elections has undertaken three (3) different research works in the priority areas of voter Apathy, Electoral Violence and Transparency in Election Administration and Management in West Africa. WANEO as a democracy think-tank is principally established to help advance sustainable democracy, good governance and credible elections across the 15 Member Countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) .Indeed, WANEO strongly believes that , genuine democracy , good governance, transparency and accountability in election management and administration towards credible elections ,are the pivots of sustainable development, peace and stability in West Africa, and for that matter, the African continent as a whole. It is therefore an indisputable fact that, the sustainability of democracy and good governance in West Africa hinges on the cardinal indicators of credible and peaceful elections which reflect the will of the people in the democratization process. Hence, the prominent need for all public and private stakeholders in the democratic governance and development process of West Africa to fully support and cooperate with all relevant stakeholders, public and private institutions and agencies across West Africa to promote and sustain the cause of democracy, good governance and credible elections for sustainable development, peace and stability for the present and future generations of Wet Africa and the African continent as a whole.
WANEO is premised on cooperating, partnering, collaborating and building sustainable alliances with all credible institutions, departments, agencies, organizations, groups and individuals at the local, national, regional, continental and international level of governance and development towards promoting sustainable democracy, good governance, credible elections, peace and stability in West Africa. Consequentially, one of the key priority areas of WANEO since its establishment is promoting the relentless policy awareness campaign on the African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG) by ensuring that, adherence to the charter is appreciably and fully complied with by all State Parties of West African Nations of the African Union. This is because, the African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG) is one of the most ambitious continental policy frameworks of the African Union to help propel the promotion, consolidation and sustainability of democracy, good governance , respect for human rights and the rule of law ,and credible elections towards attaining sustainable development, peace and stability for the West African people. Hence, the prominent need for all governments, public and private institutions, organizations, departments, agencies, groups and individual citizens of West Africa to collectively help implement the objectives, principles and vision of the continental policy framework earmarked for the betterment of the African people.
WANEO also works with relevant local, national, regional, continental and global stakeholder institutions, organizations, departments, agencies, groups and individual citizens of West African Countries to help ensure compliance and adherence to national, regional , continental and international policy frameworks, protocols, conventions and all other policy legislations dedicated to promoting and sustaining democracy, good governance and credible elections across West Africa and Beyond.