Union européenne

Adoption date 30/10/2016

Support to the strengthening of police information systems in the broader West Africa region

This programme aims to increase the ability of G5 countries to combat organised crime, trafficking and terrorism, by building or strengthening the ability of national administrations to collect, centralise, manage and share data provided by the police.

Main objectives

The overall objective of this Action is to harmonize and structure the national and regional management of police information in the broader West Africa region in order to increase and improve law enforcement capabilities from the concerned countries in their daily work.

1- Building on the results achieved over previous phases, supporting the consolidation and further expansion of the WAPIS system in the four original pilot countries (Benin, Ghana, Mali, Niger);

2- Exploring the feasibility of expanding WAPIS to or supporting and ensuring interoperability of already existing police information systems in other interested countries in ECOWAS region so as to contribute to strengthening their law enforcement capacities to collect, centralize, manage and share police data.

3- Exploring the feasibility of expanding WAPIS to or supporting and ensuring interoperability of already existing police information systems in other interested countries from the G5 Sahel so as to contribute to strengthening their law enforcement capacities to collect, centralize, manage and share police data.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 5 000 000

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This action in numbers

32
Number of Institutions and non-state actors benefitting from capacity building and operational support on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights
6
Number of cross-border cooperation initiatives created / launched or supported
2
Number of strategies, policies and plans developed and / or directly supported
702
Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights

News & Stories

In West Africa the WAPIS programme worlks rentlessly to counter transational organised crimeINTERPOL
NEWS | 01 July 2020

In West Africa the WAPIS programme works to counter transnational organised crime

WAPIS is a multiannual Programme (2012-2022) financed by the European Union and aimed at improving the capacity of West African law enforcement agencies to combat transnational organised crime and terrorism by facilitating the sharing of information. It is being rolled out by INTERPOL and, since the start of phase 3...

WAPIS-SIPAO : Un fichier de police pour le NigerEUCAP Sahel Niger
NEWS | 23 May 2019

WAPIS-SIPAO : Un fichier de police pour le Niger

Le Système d’Information Policière en Afrique de l’Ouest (SIPAO) porte ses premiers fruits au Niger.


Moustapha Tahirou montre les résultats et hoche la tête avec satisfaction. « Ce mois-ci, nous avons enregistré 700 nouvelles affaires et nos saisies sont en augmentation constante. »


Monsieur Tahirou est le directeur...