Scenario Training for ECOWAS Early Warning Directorate
28 Aug 2015 - 16:21

Analysts from the Early Warning Directorate of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) participated in a weeklong training programme on 'Scenario Building for Early Warning' at the Clingendael Institute.

By participating in interactive workshops and expert meetings, the delegation gained insights in the use of scenario planning as a tool; as well as in how to apply this to the daily work of the Directorate. Complementing the scenario exercises, the analysts were trained in the concepts of strategic planning and consensus building. They exchanged perspectives with relevant counterparts such as from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, and International Crisis Group.