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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society

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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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Civil Society Situation Report September 2018

15 October, 2018

Over the past one month, the level and engagements of civil society activities in West Africa have been observed to be on the rise as they are confronted with a number of actions and setbacks with the government as well as citizens. 

CSOs in Ghana Commit to Work Towards their Sustainability

25 September, 2018

Participants from the Civil Society Sustainability Convening in Kumasi (photo: WACSI)

The state of civil society sustainability in Ghana remains challenging. This is a key outcome of the research on the State of Civil Society’s Sustainability in Ghana. “Sustainability is an issue that is at stake when it comes to civil society [organisations]. Some of the challenges are connected to the over-dependence on funding, especially foreign funding”, affirms Sister Olivia Omor,...

Media Reporting on Substance Use: Magnifying or Reducing the Harm?

14 September, 2018

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Over the past four months, phrases such as “sweet, sweet codeine” and “end tramadol abuse now” have become very popular in Ghana and Nigeria. These terms emanated from a title of a documentary on codeine abuse in Nigeria produced by BBC - Africa’s Eye, and a campaign launched by the GHOne after a series of documentaries on tramadol abuse in the country. These documentaries have played a...

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

13 September, 2018

Justice Kodzo Yaotse (left), Nana Nyama Danso (middle), Rachad Bani Samari (right) (photo: WACSI)

Over decades, youths on the African continent have argued that the biggest leadership deficit is caused by the failure of young qualified professionals to be given the opportunity to occupy leadership positions at all levels. This can be attributed to the lack of commitment from governments to provide an enabling environment and policies for youths to meaningfully participate in leadership....

Civil Society Situation Report August 2018

12 September, 2018

From politicians violating human rights to repressive laws and downright violence, the civic space in many West African countries is shrinking even amidst rising advocacy. The August edition of the Situation Report captures some of the activities and key actions of civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa as well as strategies they are using to engage with key stakeholders and...

Reviving Corps Senegal

03 September, 2018

Mareme Nduor, 2017 CSLI Fellow (photo: WACSI)

Mareme Ndour believes in duty; her duty to manage and lead her colleagues and organisation more effectively as Deputy Director of Corps Africa-Senegal . In 2017 she discovered a means to fulfilling her duty. She identified WACSI’s Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) programme as the ideal platform to make this happen. “WACSI’s CSLI was a must for me. I realised that it will take a while...

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.

For more info please contact us: resourcecentre@wacsi.org.

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