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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society

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WACSITech is a technology donation programme for Nonprofit Organisations in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad. The initiative is a partnership between WACSI and Techsoup Global aimed at providing technology assistance to nonprofit organisations in the region to boost their ICT infrastructure and support their mission. To find out more, visit https://techsoup.global/.

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Civil Society Situation Report 15 September- 15 October,2017

30 October, 2017

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Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad pursue divergent mandates and face unique challenges, as reflected in the diversity of the population, and the political, economic and social realities of the countries of the region. Nonetheless, general trends can be observed in the activities of civil society across West Africa, as citizens continue to demonstrate their awareness level through...

2018 Next Generation Internship Programme Call for Self-Sponsored Internship

26 October, 2017

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The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness. In response to an identified need for structured practical capacity enhancement for young West Africans, WACSI introduced a Next Generation...

Integrating Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Within Civil Society Organisations

16 October, 2017

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Every civil society organisation (CSO) can be likened to a forest. From afar, it may seem to be a plantation but a closer view reveals the individual trees. It is often said that the staff members of every CSO is the most important asset but to what extent is this assertion true and what bearing does individual capacities have on a CSOs effectiveness and performance? This piece tries to...

Drug Users Stigma: An Insidious Evil

11 October, 2017

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“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,...

Civil Society and Government: Complementary, not Competing Forces

11 October, 2017

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Civil societies and governments are complementary forces when a society defines a path towards human progress. In the early nineties, as a teenager, I observed the political transition in many African countries. A dialogue that could have chartered a pathway for homegrown ingredients for democracy, erupted into colourful protests. With violence, demands, marches and eventually, constitutional...

Drug Law Reforms: a Necessity in West Africa

04 October, 2017

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West Africa has become a hub in the global drug trade and a transit point for narcotics from Latin America to the rest of the world. Drug trafficking has hence become a new threat to the development of West Africa.

Civil Society Situation Report 15 Aug - 15 Sep, 2017

02 October, 2017

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Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad pursue divergent mandates and face unique challenges, as reflected in the diversity of the population, and the political, economic and social realities of the countries of the region. Nonetheless, general trends can be observed in the activities of civil society across the region, as citizens continue to demonstrate their awareness level through...

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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