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1st Annual West Africa Civil Society Conference

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“Strategising for the Post 2015 and ECOWAS Vision 2020 Development Agenda for West Africa” Over 50 civil society delegates representing the 15 ECOWAS countries and attending the 1st Annual West Africa Civil Society Conference in Accra, Ghana from 8-9 December 2014, have deliberated on the above theme. The two-day conference provided the participants with the opportunity: 1) to prioritise a regional post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda; and 2) to strengthen West African civil society’s engagement with ECOWAS towards achieving its people-driven vision (ECOWAS Vision 20/20). Plenary and group discussions focused on the following specific areas: Ensure access to quality education Strengthen democratic governance Promote peace and security Improve agricultural development and food security Effectively manage and govern natural resources Promote youth development Promote regional integration The conference also tasked delegates to identify key pillars that can significantly improve the development of the region, which can only be achieved if all stakeholders (government, private sector and civil society) work together to achieve results in. - See more at: http://www.wacsi.org/en/site/newsroom/2598/Communiqu%C3%A9-1st-Annual-West-Africa-Civil-Society-Conference-civil-society-West-Africa-Commonwealth-Foundation-WACSCON14.htm#sthash.RwmHpXEh.dpuf Video Produced by Homebase TV, Accra, Ghana