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ECCAS aims to achieve “collective autonomy,” raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market. ECOWAS is structurally divided into five entities: the Conference of Heads of State and Government; the Council of Ministers; the Secretariat General; the Court of Justice; and the Consultative Commission.[i] The Court of Justice is not yet operational.[ii]

As of now it has been possible to find any information on the gender-disaggregation among the senior staff within ECCAS.

Gender issues within ECCAS

  •  Together with ECOWAS, ECCAS has “Joint Action Plan ECOWAS / ECCAS Action against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children in West Africa and Central Africa, 2006-2008: Establishment of effective protection measures against trafficking people for all women and children in the area of ECOWAS and ECCAS” 

Commission of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa - CEMAC[iii] 

ECCAS has overlapping membership with CEMAC, the Central African Monetary Union, to which Chad, CAR, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tomé and Principe belong. On 24 January 2003, the European Union concluded a financial agreement with ECCAS and CEMAC, conditional on ECCAS and CEMAC merging into one organization, with ECCAS taking responsibility for the peace and security of the sub-region.[iv] CEMAC has the responsibility of promoting a harmonious development of the institution of a common market among the member states.

 

Office

Position

Female

Male

Commission

President


X


Vice-President


X

Department of the Common Market

Commissioner


x

Department of Infrastructure and Sustainable Development

Commissioner


X

Department of Economic Politics, Monetarist and Finances

Commissioner


X

Department of Human Rights, Good Governance and Human and Social Development

Commissioner


X

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