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Capacity Development for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa (HAWA)

Humanitarian assistance provides for immediate relief and is the basis for recovery and the subsequent development, peace and security.

The project Capacity Development for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa - HAWA aims to strengthen effective humanitarian crisis response in the ECOWAS by developing individual capacities and the promotion of network structures.

The main pillars of the project are

  • Training courses at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC):
    Core Course,
    Training of Trainers,
    Specialisation Course on Climate Action and Humanitarian Assistance,
    Women’s Empowerment Module for female professionals in Humanitarian Assistance
  • Strengthening local disaster management capacities in Senegal, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, and Burkina Faso
  • Research and counselling for the improvement of career development for women in humanitarian assistance in West Africa 

With the HAWA project, the ACP is a signatory to the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Compact (WPS-HA), an inter-generational, inclusive global movement that takes transformative action on gender equality through strengthened coordination of existing mechanisms for women peace and security and humanitarian action; improved monitoring and assessment of progress; and a focus on financing, advocacy and increased visibility.


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In Cooperation with

Projektmanager - Fatou Ndour

E-Mail: ndour(at)aspr.ac.at

Ortwin Gammer, Course Director at the KAIPTC
Princella  Godzi, Deputy Course Director at the KAIPTC
Sophia Stanger, Junior Project Officer at the AcP
Ruth Arreyngang , Project Officer WPSI/KAIPTC