United States: IT equipment for ECOWAS early warning system
At a ceremony held on 11 January 2017 in Abuja, the Government of the United States presented the ECOWAS Commission with a container of Information and Communication Technology equipment. This donation is intended to strengthen the regional organisation’s early warning systems. Halima Ahmed, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security warmly thanked the United States for contributing these materials, which should make it possible to improve the functioning and co-ordination of member states’ national co-ordination centres for early warning and response systems, as well as the collection of data within the region. The United States government was represented by Derell Kennedo who spoke about his government’s interest in promoting peace and security in West Africa.