The West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) is now incorporated in Ghana as a “Private Company Limited by Guarantee”, with no shares. As such, WACREN can be considered as a not for profit association.

As stated in the incorporation documents, the objectives of WACREN is the promotion and establishment of interconnections between national research and education networks in West and Central Africa to form a regional research and education network (WACREN),  the interconnection of this network with other regional and continental networks,  and the provision of services aiming at fostering collaboration between research and education institutions in the region as well as between them and peer institutions at continental and international levels.