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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, 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...

The Kilimanjaro Declaration

29 August, 2016

Africans Rising:For Justice, Peace and Dignity We, the citizens and descendants of Africa, as part of the Africans Rising Movement, are outraged by the centuries of oppression; we condemn the plunder of our natural and mineral resources and the suppression of our fundamental human rights.

SDGs Financing: West African CSOs decry Governments' Reliance on Foreign Aid

29 August, 2016

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Globally, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to better the lives of people everywhere, without ‘leaving anybody behind’. Although the SDGs are a noble agenda, the United Nations estimates it will cost $1.5 trillion more than the preceding Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in order to meet the set targets. Yet, resource mobilisation remains an evident challenge for those seeking...

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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