Delegation of the European Union to Colombia

Organized Crime: West African Response to Trafficking (OCWAR – T)

07/01/2019 - 14:40
Regional overview

The objective of this project is to prevent and manage conflicts and security threats in the ECOWAS region.


RIP: Priority Area 1; Specific objective 2: Support for regional initiatives to address the main threats to peace, security and stability; 

Component 1: Strengthening coordination and cooperation in security;

Component 4 : Implementation of programmes to deal with other specific threats facing the region.


Specific Objective: 

To combat trafficking in human beings, drugs, firearms, organised crime and terrorism.


Expected results: 

  • The criminal investigation task forces' capacities of launching sustained investigations into organised crime are strengthened;
  • Capacities of National Commissions, relevant ministries and institutions for reducing the circulation, illicit transfer and availability of small arms and light weapons are strengthened;
  • Vulnerable populations, including but not limited to women and children, are better protected from becoming victims of human trafficking;
  • The governance framework for combating organised crime, including trafficking and terrorism is strengthened.  


Contracting phase 



Source of funds:     11th EDF (CRIS ref: 2017/040-389)

EU Contribution (EUR): 20M

Implementation period:  2018 - 2022

Implementation agencies: PAGODA with EU MS Agency (GIZ)

Geographical region: West Africa

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