West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (“WADEMOS”)
WADEMOS is a non-partisan, independent civil society-led transnational democracy solidarity network. The WADEMOS Network consists of over 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) located in 15 countries in West Africa. WADEMOS mobilizes, coordinates, and leverages the collective power of civil society and other pro-democracy actors, resources, and opportunities within the West African Region to advance, defend, and reinvigorate democracy and promote democratic norms and reforms in the sub-region. The Project Management Unit (PMU) or secretariat of WADEMOS is located at CDD-Ghana’s office in Accra, Ghana.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) provides financial support for the WADEMOS Network.
WADEMOS seeks, among other things, to build and sustain solidarity with and within civil society, media, and social movements, as well as women and youth-led activists and organizations, to strengthen action on pro-democracy initiatives, including freedoms, the rule of law, and constitutionalism; peace and security; elections; gender, diversity, and inclusion; among others.
WADEMOS is committed to cultivating and deepening the culture of diversity, inclusion, and connectedness. As a Network of civil society organizations across the West African Region working on issues of democracy, we believe our practices and actions must reflect democratic commitments to access, equity, transparency, accountability, mutual respect, trust, representation, independence, and social justice.