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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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WACSOF Communique on Term Limits in West Africa

16 September, 2015

On September 9th and 10th 2015 in Dakar, Senegal, the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) organised a regional strategy session for Civil Society on the adoption of Term Limits and Advocacy against Unconstitutional Tenure Elongation in West Africa.

TY Danjuma Foundation's 2016 Call for Concept Notes

10 September, 2015

The TY Danjuma Foundation is pleased to announce its 2016 Call for Concept Notes. The Call is made to Non Profit Organisations working in Nigeria to conceptualise brilliant ideas for funding. 

Empowered to Perform Better at Work

09 September, 2015

Glory (right) and colleague seriously undertaking an exercise during the training (photo: WACSI)

Popoola Adejoke Glory has gained new communication techniques that have helped her to win the satisfaction of her clients and colleagues. 

PRESS RELEASE - Term Limits in West Africa: Civil Society organizations to urge ECOWAS

09 September, 2015

Dakar, Senegal - September 8th, 2015 – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) seeks to push the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to take the step of adopting term limits at Community level. WACSOF wants such a provision to be included in the texts governing the organization. The major Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in West Africa will be meeting in Dakar to...

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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