Language: English | French

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.

read more

Apply online for WACSI
Training Courses

If you would like to attend our training or workshop, please fill out our online application here.

News & Upcoming Events


Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer, WACSOF

27 January, 2015

The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) is the official interface between ECOWAS and CSOs across West Africa. One of WACSOF’s role is to provide a civil society component to the efforts and activities of ECOWAS in fostering peace, human security, development and democratic transitions in the region. In this regard, WACSOF serves as an institutionalised platform for civil society to...

Job, BBC World News Komla Dumor Award - London

22 January, 2015

Introduction Komla Dumor was a journalist of Africa. His passion was to tell African stories to the world with honesty and integrity. It’s a legacy that the BBC wants to continue. The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African...

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 09 - 15 January 2015

20 January, 2015

 The West Africa Civil Society Situation Report is a bi-weekly synopsis of news articles compiled by WACSI on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor the trends and changes in both fields across the regions. 


19 January, 2015

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in...

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:

Where We Work


WACSI Updates

Sign in for WACSI Updates:

Social Accounts


Chido Onumah

2015 elections: The easy choice before Nigerians

26 January, 2015

Charles Vandyck

Cultivating Thriving CSOs in West Africa

09 November, 2014

Visit us on Google plus