West African Bankers' Association (WABA)

Association des banquiers de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ABAO)

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History

10 Aug 1981, Accra (Ghana), at inaugural meeting, on the recommendation of Governors of Central Banks of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at meeting of West African Clearing House (WACH), Nov 1976, Freetown (Sierra Leone), and decisions of subsequent meetings of West African Sub-Regional Committee of Association of African Central Banks (AACB). Structure agreed May 1980, Banjul (Gambia). Agreement adopted 26-27 Nov 1980, Freetown; revised 6-8 July 1987, Freetown.

Aims

Enhance cooperation among commercial and merchant banks in the West African sub-region for the purpose of fostering trade liberalization; render more functional the West African Clearing House; provide and exchange information on banking practices in the sub-region; serve as a forum for discussion of common problems; seek ways of contributing to development of commerce, industry and agriculture in the region.

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Activities

Acts as intermediary between member banks and Association of African Central Banks. Organizes two conferences (in May and November); workshops; seminars.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Banking
    • Trade

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

D5590

Last News Received

2006
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