Senegal: 2nd ECOWAS T21 long-term planning course underway
The second training course in long-term planning using the T21 model technique for the 15 ECOWAS Member states is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
The ECOWAS Commission launched this new method of planning within the framework of regional integration.
Hervé Lowest, coordinator of the community development program at the ECOWAS macro-economic department, said: “The training in February was so successful that all the (ECOWAS) member states have asked us to start with the building of their own national models.”
The first training course was held in February. More than 130 economists were trained on the tools for prioritization, modeling and planning during a 12-day workshop in Dakar, Senegal.
Seasoned executives and officials from the Ministries of Economy and Finance, Budget and Planning of the 15 ECOWAS Member States participated in a working session.
Representatives of various directorates of the ECOWAS Commission and delegates from organizations and institutions of integration and development present in West Africa also attended the workshop on the tools tagged T21.
According to the ECOWAS Commission, the T21 offers the possibility to perform simulations of policies, projects and programmes and generates a long-term dynamics, enabling economists and other experts to be better equipped to contribute to the proper formulation and implementation of public policies.By Alexis Bies & Harrison Akoh Tweet