The Amadeus Institute, in partnership with the General Confederation of Moroccan Entrepreneurs (CGEM), launched an initiative regarding Morocco's Accession to ECOWAS, to pursue the process of listening, dialogue and debate in progress between the Kingdom of Morocco and he regional community's Member States. The first two conferences were held in Dakar and Abidjan, in partnership with the Senegalese think tank “Agricultural and Rural Prospective Initiative (IPAR)” and the “Ivorian Centre for Economic and Social Research” (CIRES).
The 3rd chapter of this initiative will be held in Ghana on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, under the theme: “Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS: Towards a strengthening of the West African community”.
The Accra conference will bring together government officials, parliamentarians, economic operators, and influential civil society representatives, from both countries. Participants will reflect on the best approach to give the Kingdom's accession a strategic purpose.
Throughout the day, four workshops will be held under “Chatham House Rule” in which both the Moroccan and Ghanaian delegations will debate and share their opinions expressing the interests of their respective sectors, and will assess the advantages and shared interests for the region in general, and more specifically for ECOWAS member states.
The objective of this conference is to listen to the Ghanaian perceptions and analyses regarding Morocco’s accession. The speakers are invited to share their views on the way that process can be implemented without disrupting the West African integrationist synergy but rather, to grant it a fundamentally strategic goal for both parties in order to build a “win-win” partnership.
How can history and geography help understand this matter?
are the main characteristics of the Moroccan presence in the West African region?
What to expect from the Moroccan membership in ECOWAS?
How can Morocco accede without undermining the institutional, political and economic principles of ECOWAS?
What are the shared economic interests characterizing the relationship between Ghana and Morocco?
Can a Moroccan accession boost economic growth perspective on a regional?
What Moroccan-Ghanaian agenda to build in order to strengthen ECOWAS?
How can the Moroccan accession reinforce the regional cooperation and regional political dynamics?