The WGs comprise of regulators from National Regulatory Authorities of ECOWAS and Mauritania.
Observers which include private telecoms operators and service providers, academia, consumer associations and other key stakeholders can participate in the meetings without voting rights and may not participate in closed sessions. WATRA Working Groups: Terms of Reference WATRA/ES/WG/2023/001. In warranted cases and for a particular endeavour, the group may be assisted by a consultant or consultants. The hiring of the consultant(s) and Terms of Reference thereof shall be done by the group. The group would supervise the consultant(s) including reviewing their work for acceptance and hence compensation/payment purposes.
The WGs may also seek advice or request guidance from experts and specialists in the area covered by the group either from private sector, civil society, or academia. In this regard, experts may be invited and participate in the meetings without voting rights and may not participate in closed sessions.