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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society

About WACSI

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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Vacancy Announcement Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

13 April, 2018

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in collaboration with its partners is currently implementing the Immunisation Advocacy Initiative (IAI), focused on advocacy for domestic financing of immunisation in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Kenya. The initiative is a 3-year programme, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to lead on national advocacy...

Vacancy Announcement Project Officer: Immunisation Advocacy Initiative

09 April, 2018

WACSI in collaboration with its partners is currently implementing the Immunisation Advocacy Initiative which is focused on advocacy for domestic financing of immunisation in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Kenya. The initiative is a 3-year programme and seeks to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to lead on national advocacy efforts for increased allocation of resources...

Civil Society Situation Report 01-31 January,2018

09 April, 2018

Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad continued to 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...

Emerging Public Leaders Ghana Fellowship

02 March, 2018

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The Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Ghana Fellowship is an exciting 2-year program for driven Ghanaians seeking to achieve extraordinary social impact. EPL, in partnership with OCHS, SEO, and ACET provides: • Opportunity to join Africa’s only civil service program for youth leadership in government + launch a meaningful career in public service • Access to professional trainings and immersion...

Transforming African Leadership through the Next Generation

02 February, 2018

Sandra Ndangha from Cameroon(left) Mouctar Diallo from Guinea(Middle),Cesaltina Tavares Sa from Guinea Bissau(right) (photo: WACSI)

Africa has long suffered from a major deficit in leadership, threatening the future of the continent. To break the cycle of inadequate leadership it has become imperative to rethink how we groom leaders. It is crucial to develop leaders for the next generation today. Simon Sinek posits, “leadership is not about elections, but the next generation.”...

WACSI 2018 Course Calendar

10 January, 2018

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WACSI continues its drive to strengthen civil society in 2018. Please find our fee-paying courses for the year in this year's course calendar !

West Africa: Our Complex Challenge

05 January, 2018

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I recently read The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, a book about collective responsibility on “how to get things right.” A surgeon, Gawande posits it is the combination of skills and expertise while following due diligence on each of the cases presented in the surgery room that makes a difference in the patient’s life. 

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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