Le Réseau Ouest Africain pour l’Edification de la Paix, The West African Network for Peacebuilding
Founded in 1998, WANEP is a non-profit organization working in the field of peacebuilding with a collaborative approach. Its mission is to enable and facilitate the development of cooperation mechanisms in West Africa, between peacebuilding practitioners within civil society and organizations by promoting collective responses to violent conflicts, by providing a space for exchanging information and sharing experiences on issues of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social, religious and political reconciliation; promoting the cultural and social values of West Africa as a resource for peacebuilding.
In addition, WANEP works to promote gender-sensitive peacebuilding and build the capacity of women to promote peace and human security in the region through its Women in Action program. ‘peacebuilding’ (WIPNET)