Attaining the sustainable promotion and consolidation of genuine democratic elections through long-term and short-term international election observation and monitoring mission in West Africa remains the central and core priority vision and mission of West Africa Network of Election Observers (WANEO). Sustainable professional training and capacity development of public and private election officials , election operatives and civil society actors in the field of election observation and monitoring mission is also one of the priority mission objectives on and for which WANEO was established towards consolidating and sustaining the maturing democracies of West African States . WANEO as part of its Five(5) Year Strategic Policy Framework (2020-2025) has earmarked one of its flagship Sub-regional programmes for the consolidation and sustainability of democracy and credible elections in West Africa as Long-term and Short-Term International Election Observation and Monitoring Mission Training Courses and Programmes which seeks to target highly vibrant and resourceful civil society actors in the field of democracy and election related operational projects ,including other vibrant youth organizations in democracy activism across the West African Sub-region in our collective democratic efforts to strengthen and sustain democratic elections in West Africa.
WANEO is also working towards rolling out one of its flagship project initiatives which seeks to partner with relevant institutions and stakeholders in empowering and strengthening the capacities of political parties and their Reps. At the national and local levels in the priority areas of election management and administration, transparency and integrity and accountability in democratic development towards deepening democracy at the national and local level of democratic elections within the West African Sub-region. WANEO and its institutional and corporate partners are highly committed to partnering with all relevant democratic institutions and organizations in the training and capacity development of staff and officials of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) at the National and Local Levels of the election management operations in our collective efforts to help improve and transform the operational functions of the EMBs in all Countries of the West African Sub-region, thereby strengthening democratic practices and operations in line with international best practices in West Africa. WANEO will further establish and strengthen its institutional partnership and cooperation with reputable international ,regional and national institutions and agencies in prosecuting its priority mission of sustainable training and capacity development for all interested members of the EMBs in West Africa , Civil Society Actors ,Citizens and Members of Political Parties to attend and participate in its flagship Training Programmes in Short-Term and Long-term International Election Observation and Monitoring Mission to be held in West Africa and around the World . WANEO is therefore calling on all relevant international ,regional ,sub-regional and national stakeholders in the sector of democracy activism and democratic election practices to join in its continuous training and capacity building programmes for the purposes of empowering more qualified Election Observation and Monitoring Mission Officials and Personnel towards deepening and sustaining the maturing democracies of the West Africa Sub-region.