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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, 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...

Terms of Reference: Africa Hub Coordinator– Civil Society Innovation Initiative

18 November, 2016

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners constituting an influential network of organisations at local, national, regional and international levels, spanning the spectrum of civil society. CIVICUS seeks to amplify the voices and opinions of ordinary people, giving expression to the enormous creative energy of the burgeoning civil...

Advertisement – Head of Movement Africans Rising For Justice, Peace & Dignity

18 November, 2016

10 November 2016 As Head of Movement your task is to build on the consensus points of Africans Rising to date and inspire the building of a Pan-African movement of the future. You will be part of an African team to promote and strengthen the effectiveness of African solidarity and integration, bringing together networks to build trust and cooperation amongst citizens and civil society...

The Global Change Leaders 2017 in Canada in: Camps | 14.10.2016

08 November, 2016

Deadline: 15 November 2016 Open to: Emerging women leaders from developing countries Scholarship: Fully funded ( the cost of economy-class travel, tuition, room, and board) Description Established in 2011, the Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership . This program enables women from...

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

03 November, 2016

The situation report highlights various civil society news across and beyond West Africa. This issue details the launch by Save the Children of a new report called “Every last girl: free to live, free to learn, free from harm”. This report ranked 144 countries in an index ranging from the best to the worst countries in which to be a girl, based on child marriage, schooling, teen pregnancy,...

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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