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  1. 1. Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS )
  2. 2. ECOWAS• ECOWAS in Brief• The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975.
  3. 3. MEMBER states • The Republic of GUINEE • The Republic of GUINEE• The Republic of BENIN BISSAU• BURKINA FASO • The Republic of LIBERIA• The Republic of CABO VERDE • The Republic of MALI• The Republic of COTE DIVOIRE • The Republic of NIGER• The Republic of GAMBIA • The Federal Republic of• The Republic of GHANA NIGERIA• The Republic of SIERRA LEONE • The Republic of SENEGAL• TOGOLESE Republic •
  4. 4. ITS MISSION• To promote economic integration in all fields of• economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters .....“• Source:http://www.comm.ecowas.int/sec/ind ex.php?id=about_a&lang=en
  5. 5. ECOWAS INSTITUTIONS• The Institutions of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) are as follows:• The Commission The Community Parliament The Community Court OF Justice ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)• The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, more often called The Fund , these two are the most important institutions designed to implement policies, pursue a number of programs and carry out development projects in Member States.• projects such as: intra-community road construction and telecommunications; and agricultural, energy and water resources development.Source:http://www.comm.ecowas.int/sec/index.php?id=about_a&lang=en
  6. 6. The Commission• To better adapt to the international environment.• To play a more effective role in the integration and development process.• • A President, a Vice-President and 7 Commissioners.• • A smaller and more clearly defined sector for each Commissioner.• • Support to Member States to build their capacities for programme implementation.• • A predictable rotation system based on equity, transparency and functionality.• • Consequences of the restructuring process;• 1. Consolidation of the Community spirit.• 2. Enhancement of the powers of the Commission.• 3. Strengthening of supra-nationality.• 4. Adoption of a new legal regime (decisions directly applicable in Member States and by the Institutions).•• sourcehttp://www.comm.ecowas.int/dept/index.php?id=p_p1_commission&lang=en
  7. 7. THE COMMUNITY PARLIAMENT• The ECOWAS Parliament is a forum for dialogue, consultation and consensus for representatives of the peoples of West Africa in order to promote integration.• The parliament forms a membership of all the countries of Africa• Sources:http://www.parl.ecowas.int/
  8. 8. ECOWAS BID• ECOWAS bank of investment development• EBID is an international finance institution established on the 19 of January 2007.• Two branches one to help the private sector and one to help the public sector• “Its main objective is to contribute towards the economic development of West Africa through the financing of ECOWAS and NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa s Development) projects and programmes, notable among which are programmes relating to transport, energy, telecommunications, industry, poverty alleviation, the environment and natural resources” “http://www.bidc-ebid.org/en/bidc_en.php”• Sources :http://www.bidc-ebid.org/en/bidc_en.php
  9. 9. Video . ECOWAS Summit begins• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qXPn2kK giM
  10. 10. Mali interim government urged by Ecowas• http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa- 18758150• article
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  13. 13. Introductory Video• The Asian Development Bank• Youtube• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F- qef0vpu74
  14. 14. Mission and Overview• The Asian Development Bank aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.• There are about 1.8 billion people in the region who are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities to which every human is entitled• SOURCES• http://www.adb.org/about/overview
  15. 15. MEMEBERS• From 31 members at its establishment in 1966, ADB has grown to encompass 67 members - of which 48 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside.• http://www.adb.org/about/members
  16. 16. SUMMARY• “Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth.”(http://www.adb.org/about/overview)
  17. 17. Article• http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Asia n-Development-Bank
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  19. 19. sources• All information about the NGOS• http://www.adb.org/• http://www.adb.org/• Videos form youtube• Articles from Nytimes and indian times