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The West Africa Network

The West Africa Network’s goal is the protection and reintegration in professional and social life of children who are on the move and in a vulnerable situation within the West Africa transnational context.

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Formerly called “West Africa Program”, the West Africa Network for the protection of Children (WAN) has as goal the protection and reintegration, professionally and socially, of children who are on the move and in a vulnerable situation within the West Africa transnational context. Regional cooperation based on a participatory approach (children, families, NGOs, States, childhood professionals , etc. ) of the 15 countries of the Economic Community of  West African States (ECOWAS ), including Mauritania, WAN has established itself over the years as a key mechanism in the child protection system in West Africa.

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quality monitoring officer

The International Social Service - West Africa (ISS-WA) is an International African organization which represents in West Africa, International Social Service, a network of independent organizations, created in 1924 and active in more than 140 countries. ISS supports children and families who face social and juridical problems in a transnational context.

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Conference of Dakar

International Conference of Parliamentary Networks on Population and Development

Dakar hosted on the 25th and 26th November 2016, the International Conference of Parliamentary Networks on Population and Development, on the theme, Demographic Dividend & Africa’s Development.

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12th Steering Committee

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE TWELFTH STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE WEST AFRICA NETWORK FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN (WAN) 03-05 NOVEMBER,    2016, ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE.

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12th Steering Committee

Official launch of the ECOWAS Support Procedures and Standards

Official launch of the « ECOWAS Support Procedures and Standards for the Protection and Reintegration of Vulnerable Children on the Move and Young Migrants”, a reference manual which explains the transnational methodology of support for children adopted by ECOWAS.

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11th Steering committee in Abuja

ECOWAS is committed to the inclusion of the problem of children on the move on their agenda!

The 11th session of the Steering Committee meeting (COPIL), of the West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN) was held from 8 to 10 December, 2015, at the headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria.

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