Welcome to ICDA
This site is best viewed with


ICDA Latest News
Programme areas

ICDA History


Current Members


Subscribe Here

What do you think?


Latest News

IWGGT (under construction)


Latest ICDA Journal (under construction)

Latest ICDA Update





About Us

Contact Us

   Search this site or the web        powered by FreeFind

Site search Web search


Useful Links on Regional organisations in Africa
Regional organisations are a topic that ICDA has covered in over 200 editions of its WTO Impact List since July 2001, when the 5-day focus was introduced. The reason why it is on this page at all has to do with ICDA's efforts in presenting a holistic picture as possible of the areas we cover for the WTOIL. This includes looking at LDCs (Monday focus), which there are many more in Africa than in the rest of the developing world.

As the negotiations between the ACP Group and the European Union gather pace, especially by way of the so-called Economic Partnership agreements (EPAs), we hope that these brief links below can give you a better insight into the regional organisations in Africa, and consequently, hope that we can equally spark interest in the rest of civil society towards a continent that runs the risk of becoming a dumping ground for Western goods.

  • African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States
  • AU (African Union) *At time of writing, website is still not working*
  • CEPGL (Communauté Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs)
  • COMESA (Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa)
  • ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States)
  • ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) *At time of writing, EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy is in Ghana to discuss so-called Regional Economic Partnership Agreements (REPAs) with ECOWAS. He will also visit Senegal*
  • IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority for Development)
  • MRU (Mano River Union)*This is not the official website, as there is none, but an interesting essay*.
  • UEMOA (Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine)
  • French site on Regional integration organisations in Africa--with color maps!
  • Please Click here to go back to ICDA's UNLDC3 Page.

    Last Updated: Friday 25 April 2003 @ 11.21am EST

    Copyright ©E.K.BENSAH II PRODUCTIONS. 1998-2003