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West Africa Civil Society Institute

Upcoming Workshop on Strengthening Civil Society Sustainability in West Africa

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in collaboration with the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) invites you to a one-day meeting on the theme “Strengthening Civil Society Sustainability in West Africa” on the 17 November 2015 at WACSI, East Legon, and Accra.

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Seeking Partners to Engage with Mandela Washington Fellows

05 November, 2015

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). It seeks to engage with partner organizations from Africa for professional practicums/internships.

Commonwealth Foundation Grants Call Opens 1 December

05 November, 2015

In June 2015 we awarded 10 grants totaling £797,915 over three years to civil society organisations across the Commonwealth. The projects support commonwealth citizens across a range of issues including employment rights, gender equality and youth empowerment.

CSOs in West Africa Promote Harm Reduction Strategies

21 October, 2015

Session d'ouverture de l'atelier (photo: WACSI)

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa have been urged to effectively strategise and work together and with their respective governments to influence better policies aimed at addressing the drug problem in the region.

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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