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WANEP holds general assembly

Oct 20, 2016, 10:08 AM | Article By: Nyockeh and Yai Dibba

The West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP Gambia) on Tuesday conveyed a daylong general assembly at NaNA conference room at Bertil Harding Highway.

The assembly was geared towards bringing members together to take stock of the organisation’s achievements and constraints as well as carve a way out.

WANEP Gambia Chairperson Maria Dacosta said the organisation had conducted a number of activities and observed various important global days such as the International Women’s Day, International Day of Peace, United Nations Security Council Resolution UNSCR 1325, and the entry into force of the Cluster Munitions Convention.

Also, with the support of SIDA and DANIDA, the network had conducted activities under its Youth and Active Non-violence programme, women in peace building programme and the national early warning systems NEWS programme.

Ms Dacosta further commended The Gambia government for the enabling working environment, and other partners such as UNDP, ActionAid International The Gambia, cluster munitions coalition and the governments of Austria, Denmark and Sweden.

Chukwuemeka B. Eze, executive director of WANEP, said the executives of the organisation continue to show respect and adherence to the constitutional provisions of the organisation by holding AGM regularly.

He said WANEP’s principle of ownership of peace building and conflict transformation is built on the conviction that no one individual can learn to have the solution to the myriads of challenges in the sub-region and the world at large.

The acting coordinator of WANEP Gambia, Anna Jone, said the general assembly is the highest governing body of WANEP as it is the forum for the approval of general policies and guidelines for the smooth operations of the network.