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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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Research Opportunity: The Status of Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana

29 October, 2014

In partnership with STAR-Ghana , the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is pleased launch the call to conduct a nationwide research on the “status of civil society sustainability in Ghana” as part of a 3 year sustainability project designed for civil society in Ghana. The project aims to raise awareness, disseminate knowledge, build capacity and advocate for issues pertinent to the...

Logo Competition: Election Situation Report

29 October, 2014

The Open Society Foundation for West Africa (OSIWA) invites designers to submit logos for consideration in the Election Situation Room (ESR) logo contest. 

EBOLA: Don’t be Complacent

16 October, 2014

SUMMARY Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks have a case fatality of up to 90%. EVD is one of the most dangerous diseases with no known vaccine or cure. It is mostly transmitted through close personal contact and exposure to bodily fluids and secretions of an infected person. The countries...

IREX Job Vacancy: Finance/Operations Manager

15 October, 2014

Position:         Finance/Operations Manager Location:        Accra, Ghana Reports To:    Regional Manager Division:         Education Programs Division

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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