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West Africa Civil Society Institute


WACSI is positioning itself to become a civil society knowledge sharing hub and a credible centre of learning with international recognition and accreditation. We envision a veritable civil society resource centre that caters for the capacity development needs of civil society organisations in West Africa.

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Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 1st – 15th September 2016

07 October, 2016

Various citizen actions and civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. For example, a report released by the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and its partner, Public Eye, revealed that Swiss commodity trading firms are exploiting lax regulatory standards to sell “dirty fuel” to African consumers. The report shed light on the diesel sold in...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 16th – 30th September 2016

05 October, 2016

The situation report highlights various civil society news across and beyond West Africa. In Nigeria for example, a situational on IDP’s in North-East conducted by NOI Polls has revealed that many female IDPs are trading sex for food and the freedom to move in and out of the camps. The survey also revealed an increase in social vices in the camps like consumption of illicit drugs,...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 16th – 31st August 2016

05 September, 2016

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Abuja-Nigeria for example, 15 West African countries including Portuguese speaking ones and Cameroonian CSOs discussed about the strategies of financing the development of the region during the 2nd West Africa Civil Society Policy Dialogue Series (WAC-PoDiS). Considering that West Africa loses...

Capacity Development: A Life-long Recommended Process for CSOs

05 September, 2016

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WACSI has published its first WACseries Op-Ed edition 2016 titled ‘Running with Capacity Development: WACSI’s Marathon Experience’. This issue documents WACSI’s experience in the capacity development process; as a provider of capacity development services to organisations across West Africa, and, its approach to capacity development for its own growth....

Resource Centre

The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

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