Economic Community of Central African States

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Economic Community of Central African States

Also called ECCAS. An organization founded to promote economic development and raise living standards among member nations in Central Africa. It was established in 1985 but was largely inactive until the late 1990s due to conflict in the region and non-payment of membership dues. See also: CEMAC.
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Furthermore, the member countries of the ECCAS have agreed to create a multi-dimensional support fund for the fight against Boko Haram.
Central Africa is suffering from a problem that began in West Africa," said Daniel Elono, an ECCAS expert who spoke on Thursday during the regional body's meeting in Douala, Cameroon's commercial capital.
Objective: The objective is to provide technical assistance to ECCAS Member States in order to draw up and ratify: (1) national CAADP agreements; (2) national agricultural investment and food security programmes; and (3) the Regional Agricultural Investment and Food Security Programme
The council welcomed the steps taken by the Commission, in consultation with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and other stakeholders, towards the operationalization of the African-led International Support Mission to CAR (MISCA), including the transfer of authority from the ECCAS Peace Consolidation Mission in the CAR (MICOPAX) to MISCA.
The project's development objectives areto enhance regional trade and integration and sub-regional cooperation between CEMAC and ECCAS member states, and specifically provide thelandlocked countries Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad with a better access to the Port of Douala through: (i) assistance to the strengthening of the CEMAC Customs Union; and (ii) improvement of the logistics chain, including road and rail infrastructure to the Port of Douala's hinterland.
Appui a regional office of investigations and incidents CMISE the standards of international airports members of ECCAS and ECOWAS 1.
Component 2: Policy and Dialogue for the development of a Private health sector policy aligned with the national health sector plans and capacity building of the Private Health the Alliance Component 3: Extend performance based contracting and matching grants to private health facilities to develop guidelines for extending performance based contracts and matching grants to private health facilities Component 4: Knowledge sharing with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to distill relevant lessons and build the capacity of the ECCAS secretariat to support member countries translating lessons into improvements to the operating environment for the private health sector.
The sector goal of the program is to contribute to the improvement of air transport in West and Central Africa through the establishment of institutional and regulatory frameworks common to make safe, secure, regular and affordable by pooling the financial and technical human resources, member countries of ECCAS, ECOWAS and UEMOA.
It fits with the transport sector policies and vision of ECOWAS, ECCAS, WAEMU and CEMAC.