Mission & Vision

Written by WANEP


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.”


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.”


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.


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


WANEP seeks to: