The West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN) is a trans-continental initiative to promote debate, foster dialogue, and support the co-production of research on peace and security issues in West Africa. The network brings together specialist scholars and practitioners from around the world and, through its activities, aims to produce state-of-the-art research that can underpin policy and effective action in the region.
The WAPSN aims, in particular, to create the space and opportunities for the free exchanges of ideas, scientific cooperation and practical interaction between policy and academic worlds. Its core objectives include fostering practitioner-informed research and research-informed policy. It provides a framework that supports its members both to develop inclusive research teams or clusters organised around specific research problems, and to participate in the Network’s activities and events in order to share and discuss their findings with the wider academic and policy communities.
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