Accra Initiative


The Accra Initiative operates with a permanent secretariat in Accra, Ghana, and focal points in each member country

Date of creation

September 2017


The Accra Initiative aims to prevent spillover of terrorism from the Sahel and to address transnational organised crime and violent extremism in member countries’ border areas.


2017 Launch of the Accra Initiative as a cooperative and collaborative security mechanism.

Normative framework

2020 Memorandum of Understanding on security and intelligence cooperation among member countries of the Accra Initiative


Political dialogue


Governance and development


Peace and security

Activity  Date Description
cross-border security May 2018 Operation Koudanlgou I conducted jointly by Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Togo in their border areas. Benin participated as an observer.
cross-border security November 2018 Operation Koudanlgou II conducted jointly Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana. Mali was observer.
cross-border security November 2019 Operation Koudanlgou III conducted jointly by Togo and Ghana.
Information and intelligence sharing   Meeting of heads of security and intelligence agencies.
Security and intelligence sharing 2020 Training of personnel in Côte d’Ivoire.