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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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News & Upcoming Events


WACAM Activist Receives National May Day Award

12 May, 2015

Mr Adusah Yakubu, the Zonal Officer of Wacam for Kenyase area was among the people    who were honoured at the 2015 National May Day parade held at the Independence Square, in Accra on 1 st May 2015. 

Position Vacancy: Search for Common Ground: Program Officer West and Central Africa - Washington, DC

05 May, 2015

The Organization Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG...

New Ideas for Financing Elections in Africa

29 April, 2015

Rep from Embassy of Guinea in Ghana encourages civil society to play a supportive than antagonising role during electoral processes (photo: WACSI)

I recently took part in a stakeholders’ meeting discussing the forthcoming elections in West Africa organized by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) on the theme “ Stakeholders’ Dialog on Forthcoming Elections in West Africa: A critical look at the opportunities and challenges ahead ”. 

Enhancing Professionalism in JDPC Nigeria

25 April, 2015

JDPC staff brainstorm on critical areas of their work (photo: WACSI)

12 staff from the micro-credit department of the Centre for Grassroots and Economic Empowerment of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) in Nigeria have been equipped with skills to be more efficient in performing their job responsibilities. 

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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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