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ECOWAS: Regional Training Curriculum

Key facts

Requesting authority: ECOWAS Commission, Department of Free Movement and Tourism
Experts involved: Austria, Germany
Time Frame: October 2011-March 2013

Objective

Increase the general knowledge of the rights and obligations embedded in the ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movement, the Right of Residence and Establishment by developing a Regional Training Curriculum for all border officials on the Protocols of Free Movement, the Right of Residence and Establishment.

Activities

Activity 1: Fact-finding mission: Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana; 

Activity 2: Formulation of the first draft of the Regional Training Curriculum for all border officials to be used in the corresponding national training academies on the Protocols of Free Movement, the Right of Residence and Establishment; 

Activity 3: Validation of the draft curriculum for border officials; 

Activity 4: Finalisation of the curriculum; 

Activity 5: ‘Train the Trainer’ (ToT) training to introduce the Regional Training Curriculum for Border Officials to the ECOWAS Member States. 

Results and outputs

  • The Regional Training Curriculum, substantiated with educational tools, developed and handed over to the ECOWAS Commission and Member States;
  • Awareness was raised among various stakeholders representing ECOWAS Member States (policy makers and police training schools) with regard to the provisions of the ECOWAS Protocols on free movement.

 

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