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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


RtoP Training for the Peace and Security Cluster of WACSOF

10 September, 2014

May 26 – 30, 2014; Accra, Ghana The overall goal of the 5-days RtoP and advocacy training is to educate, build capacity, and deepen awareness and knowledge of participants in the relevance of RtoP as an international norm and its related crimes.

Working Paper Series on Civil Society and Development in West Africa

10 September, 2014

WACSI is pleased to announce the launch on 28 July 2014 of its Working Paper Series on Civil Society and Development in West Africa . The series will feature papers written by academics and practitioners from across West Africa on civil society and development in each member state of the Economic Community of West African States. 

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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