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Situation Report August 1- 15,2017

18 September, 2017

In this edition of the West Africa civil society situation report, news and activities were captured in the various parts of the world. In Ghana, the African Union Commission and the United Nations Develop­ment Programme (UNDP) held a policy dialogue aimed at finding ways to deepen gender equality in Africa. Subsequently, to promote gender equity and women land rights, the Ghana...

Civil Society Situation Report 16-31 July,2017

28 August, 2017

In this second half of July edition of the West Africa civil society situation report, news and activities were captured in the various countries of the sub-region as well as at the continental and international levels.

Civil Society Situation Report 1-15 July,2017

28 August, 2017

In this first half of July edition of the West Africa civil societies situation report, news and activities were captured in the various parts of the region. In Burkina Faso for example, the European Union fund¬ed an initiative to support civil society in its role as watchdog of the government. Where as in Cote D’Ivoire, the NGO Charite-Vie – with fund from Save the Children, trained civil...

Civil Society Situation report June 16- 31,2017

21 August, 2017

n this edition of the situation report, civil society news and activities were captured in the various West African States. In Togo for example, a coalition of civil society organisations known as the Association for the Fight Against Impunity in Togo (CICAT) made 14 recommendations geared towards the fight against torture, inhumane and degrading treatments to the Government of Togo. Where...

Civil Society Situation Report June 1-15,2017

09 August, 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa is captured in this first half of June edition of the Situation Report. In this report, civil society organisations organised youths in Guinea-Conakry to protest the continued outage of electricity. In Mali, government’s plan to restrict freedom of peaceful assembly of citizens were met with serious condemnation by civil society organisations. Also...

Innovation and Incubation: Partners in Transformation

04 August, 2017

 (photo: She Leads Africa)

Nearly 70 of the world’s top 100 global economic entities are corporations . While African corporations are not in the top 100, the private sector here still controls resources, provides jobs and builds the middle class. Thus, it should be viewed as an important partner in endeavours to build a stronger and more resilient society to address social challenges...

Africa's Middle Class - A Time to Act

12 July, 2017

The future of Africa lies in creating jobs to transform communities. (photo: )

Without a shared vision of justice, a world without injustices is impossible. The noble ideal that we can eliminate injustices is a false hope sold to communities. This is often due to non-transformational approaches used to fight injustices. Job creation is the mechanism for social justice philanthropy to make a difference. As one considers the social determinants perpetuating injustices, 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.

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