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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


The Kilimanjaro Declaration

29 August, 2016

Africans Rising:For Justice, Peace and Dignity We, the citizens and descendants of Africa, as part of the Africans Rising Movement, are outraged by the centuries of oppression; we condemn the plunder of our natural and mineral resources and the suppression of our fundamental human rights.

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

19 August, 2016

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Accra-Ghana for example, a report titled The Cost of Hunger in Africa: The Social and Economic Impact of Child Under nutrition on Ghana's Long-Term Development (COHA) has been launched. This report revealed that, the economy of Ghana is losing some GHC4.6 billion ($2.6 billion or 6.4 percent...

Job Vacancy Head, Communications and Information Unit

19 August, 2016

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through research, training and policy engagement facilitation. WACSI seeks committed, motivated and dynamic person to join its team in contributing to enhancing civil society’s professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in West Africa....

Call for Self-funded International Internship Opportunity in Ghana

17 August, 2016

Cicada Consulting Limited is an innovative company providing Research, General advisory services, monitoring and evaluations, training and development consulting services. Established in 2003, Cicada aims to be the dominant consulting firm providing a wide range of professional services to government, multinationals, NGOs and SMEs in Africa. The company provides the highest level of quality...

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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