Adaptation Western African Students

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Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree in International Trade for the Western African Students (e-learning)


Bachelor's Degree in International Trade

Subject - “Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree for the Western African Students (Study of the main regional economic institutions of the region where the student lives)” (5 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (fourth semester)

Specific Subjects for the Western African Students

Proposed subjects for the Western African Students: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

West African Economic Integration

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  4. Mano River Union (MRU)
  5. G5 Sahel
  6. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  7. Niger Basin Authority
  8. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  9. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

Syllabus of the Program: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

  1. Introduction to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. Institutions of the Economic Community of West African States
    1. ECOWAS Commission
    2. Commission, the Parliament and the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States
  3. Socio-economic context of the region of West Africa
  4. ECOWAS Common Industrial Policy of West Africa
  5. Free-Trade Area and the Customs Union of the ECOWAS
  6. Common external tariff of the ECOWAS
  7. Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment
  8. Transport and trade facilitation
  9. Monetary Institute of West Africa (IMAO)
  10. Development Bank of West Africa
  11. Guarantee Fund for Private in West Africa
  12. ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development
  13. West African Monetary Institute (AMAO)
  14. Case Study: FABER Fund
  15. European Union-ECOWAS Economic Association Agreement (in negotiation)
  16. Religious diversity in the region of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Objectives of the Program “Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)”:

  1. To understand the objectives, functions and affiliated institutions of the Economic Community of West African States
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the ECOWAS and the areas of cooperation
  3. To know the socio-economic context and development challenges of the countries of the region of West Africa
  4. To analyse the Economic Integration process and International Trade between the member countries of the Economic Community of West African States
  5. To understand the free-trade area and the Customs Union of the Economic Community of West African States
  6. To analyse the trade liberalisation of the ECOWAS
  7. To analyse the role of the affiliated institutions of the ECOWAS

Syllabus of the Program: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

  1. Introduction to the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  2. Objectives of the WAEMU
  3. Functioning and institutions of the WAEMU
  4. Treaty of the West African Economic and Monetary Union
  5. Common Market of the WAEMU
  6. Common external tariff
  7. Economic context and Policy of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  8. State of the regional integration
  9. Case Study:
    1. Vulnerabilities of the economies of the WAEMU
  10. Financial and banking system of the WAEMU
  11. Fishing sector in the zone of the WAEMU.
  12. Central Bank of the States of West Africa (BCEAO)
    1. CFA franc
  13. Development Bank of West Africa (BOAD)
  14. Customs Code of the WAEMU

Objectives of the Program “West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and functions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union
  2. To understand the Treaty of the WAEMU
  3. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union
  4. To analyse the economic context and Policy of the West African Economic and Monetary Union
  5. To analyse the Economic Integration process (Common Market, common external tariff) and the International Trade between the member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union
  6. To know the Customs Code of the WAEMU
  7. To analyse the financial and banking system of the WAEMU and the role of the Central Bank of the States of West Africa
  8. To analyse the role of the affiliated institutions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

  1. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the West African Economic and Monetary Union and the US
  2. Objectives of the US-WAEMU Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  3. International Trade between the WAEMU countries-United States

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ).

  1. Introduction to the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  2. Countries of the WAMZ
  3. West African Monetary Institute
  4. Strategic plan of the West African Monetary Zone
  5. Case Study:
    1. WAMZ Payments System Development Project
    2. Opportunities for Increasing the Cross-Border Trade in the Banking Sector
  6. Economy of the region of the West African Monetary Zone

Syllabus of the Program: Mano River Union (MRU).

  1. Introduction to the Mano River Union
  2. Countries of the Mano River
  3. Institutions and programs of the Mano River Union
  4. Economic development and regional integration

Syllabus of the Program: Niger Basin Authority (ABN)

  1. Introduction to the Niger Basin Authority
  2. Statutory agencies of the Niger Basin Authority
  3. Socio-economic profile of the region of the Niger Basin

Objectives of the Program “Niger Basin Authority (ABN)”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the Niger Basin Authority
  2. To know the socio-economic profile of the region of the Niger Basin

Syllabus of the Program: Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS).

  1. Introduction to the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  2. Economic profile of the Senegal River
  3. Water Charter of the River Senegal
  4. International Navigation Code
  5. Institutional framework of the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River

Objectives of the Program “Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River”:

  1. To understand the objectives and programs of the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  2. To analyse the economic profile of the Senegal River

Syllabus of the Program - G5 Sahel

  1. Introduction to G5 Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
  2. Threats of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel
  3. Objectives of the G5 Sahel: fight against jihadist terrorism
  4. Pilot scheme of the G5 Sahel
    1. Conference of Heads of State
    2. Council of Ministers
    3. Permanent Secretariat

Syllabus of the Program: Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

  1. Introduction to the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  2. Member states of the CEN-SAD
  3. Sahel-Saharan Bank for Investment and Trade (BSIC)
  4. Regional Food Security Programme
  5. African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

Objectives of the Program “Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the CEN-SAD
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States
  3. To analyse the areas of cooperation and programs of the CEN-SAD
  4. To know the role of the Sahel-Saharan Bank for Investment and Trade

Syllabus of the Program: Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA).

  1. Introduction to the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  2. OHADA Uniform Acts
  3. Commercial law in Africa
  4. Commercial Companies Law
  5. Law on Guarantees and Bonds
  6. Cancellation of liabilities in case of insolvency
  7. Arbitration Law of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa
  8. Contracts of carriage of goods by road of the OHADA
  9. Organisation and harmonisation of corporate accounting
  10. Treaty on the Harmonisation of African Business Law

Objectives of the Program “Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)”:

  1. To understand the objectives (legal integration) of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa
  2. To know the OHADA Uniform Acts (the commercial law, the arbitration, the transport...)
  3. To analyse the implications for business and companies
  4. To understand the role of the OHADA in the African Integration

Samples: adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Western African Students (Study of the main regional economic institutions of the region where the student lives) (Bachelor's Degree in International Trade, e-learning, fourth semester)

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU)

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Niger Basin Authority

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