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About WACSI

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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Programme Officer- Grants(Special Initiatives)

29 December, 2016

Are you passionate about women’s rights in Africa, and embrace African women’s diversities? Do you have experience of managing funding from governmental donor agencies? Are you ready to contribute to building a cutting-edge grants portfolio advancing activism around African women’s bodily rights, economic justice, political voice and leadership?

Civil Society in West Africa, 1st – 15th December 2016

29 December, 2016

The situation report highlights various civil society news across and beyond West Africa. This issue covers President Sirleaf’s commendation of ECOWAS’ efforts in the fight against terrorism during a two-day official visit to the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria. The situation report also covers a post-Ebola meeting among several international and local Non-Governmental Organizations in...

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

09 December, 2016

The situation report highlights various civil society news across and beyond West Africa. This issue details the report made by Amnesty International on the killings by Nigerian officers of 150 peaceful protesters from the pro-Biafra secessionist movement. The report was based on the analysis of 87 videos and 122 photographs, along with 146 witness interviews. The situation report also covers...

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

25 November, 2016

The situation report highlights various civil society news across and beyond West Africa. This issue details the petition of ECOWAS through the ECOWAS Chairperson, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia made by the Media Foundation for West Africa and other 35 civil society organisations in West Africa. The petition is over The Gambia’s continued refusal to comply with judgments of the...

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: [email protected].

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