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Mission & Vision

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Mission & Vision
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VISION

WANEP’s vision is that of a “West Africa region characterized by just and peaceful communities where the dignity of the human person is paramount and where the people can meet their basic human needs and decide their own direction.”


MISSION

WANEP’s mission is to “enable and facilitate the development of mechanisms for cooperation among civil society-based peacebuilding practitioners and organizations in West Africa by promoting cooperative responses to violent conflicts; providing the structure through which these practitioners and institutions will regularly exchange experience and information on issues of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social, religious and political reconciliation; and promoting West Africa's social cultural values as resources for peacebuilding.”


VALUES

WANEP believes in mutual respect, transparency, accountability, gender equality, teamwork, diversity, tolerance, justice, quality delivery, dedication, collaboration, and consultation as core values that would continue to inform its present and future peacebuilding work.


OVERALL GOAL

Our cardinal goal is to build sustainable peace, thereby creating an enabling environment for development, in West Africa.


OBJECTIVES

WANEP seeks to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of peacebuilding organizations and practitioners in West Africa to engage actively in the peaceful transformation of violent conflicts
  • Increase awareness on the use of non-violent strategies in response to conflicts in West Africa
  • Develop a conflict prevention strategy and network in West Africa to monitor, report and offer indigenous perspectives and understanding of conflicts in West Africa
  • Harmonize peacebuilding activities in West Africa through networking and coordination of WANEP members
  • Build the capacity of West African Women to participate in peacebuilding processes at all levels
  • Build a cooperative platform for human rights and peacebuilding organizations to dialogue and promote a culture of peace, justice and reconciliation in West Africa