In this week’s monitor, we feature a number of articles focusing on the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). We start with an article by the President of the ECCAS Commission, Ambassador Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo, who writes about the Commission’s theme for the year: ECCAS at the crossroads: Passing and taking up the baton of regional integration.
Our second article is about the ECCAS Youth Volunteer Corps. Kapinga Yvette Nganda, the ECCAS Commissioner for Gender, Human and Social Development, explains the origins and aims of the Youth Volunteer Corps and reflects on the importance of the youth and volunteerism.
Our third article is about the ECCAS Regional Network of Women Mediators. Kapinga Yvette Nganda writes her second article about how this network will provide a voice for women and raise awareness among policy and decision makers to accelerate the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
Our final article is by David Ossene, the Director, Education, Culture and Scientific Research of ECCAS, and he explains why the Commission has launched a competition to find an anthem and moto that can serve as symbols for the value of regional integration in Central Africa.