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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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31 March, 2015

WACSI staff at work (photo: WACSI)

WACSI is looking for committed, motivated and dynamic persons to join its team to contribute to enhancing civil society’s efficiency and effectiveness in West Africa. Positions are based in Accra, Ghana

Nigeria: Matters arising from the Voting Phase during the Nigeria 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections

29 March, 2015

Introduction: Several polling units across the country opened later than scheduled. The delay was occasioned by the late arrival of election officials and materials; this caused a lot of anxiety among voters as well as an overlap of procedures in many polling units including those in Abuja. However, the conduct of voters in response to this has been largely peaceful. The turnout and enthusiasm...

Nigeria: Election Eve Update

27 March, 2015

In a few hours, Nigerians will be going to the polls to vote for a President and members of the National Assembly. The election tomorrow will be a straight fight between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples’ Democratic Party.

Vacancy Announcement: Research and Documentation Officer

24 March, 2015

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to strengthen civil society in the region through capacity enhancement, knowledge management and policy influencing.

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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