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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society


WACSITech is a technology donation programme for Nonprofit Organisations in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad. The initiative is a partnership between WACSI and Techsoup Global aimed at providing technology assistance to nonprofit organisations in the region to boost their ICT infrastructure and support their mission. To find out more, visit

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Drug Law Reforms: a Necessity in West Africa

04 October, 2017

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West Africa has become a hub in the global drug trade and a transit point for narcotics from Latin America to the rest of the world. Drug trafficking has hence become a new threat to the development of West Africa.

Civil Society Situation Report 15 Aug - 15 Sep, 2017

02 October, 2017

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Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad pursue divergent mandates and face unique challenges, as reflected in the diversity of the population, and the political, economic and social realities of the countries of the region. Nonetheless, general trends can be observed in the activities of civil society across the region, as citizens continue to demonstrate their awareness level through...

Call for Papers

26 September, 2017

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The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening civil society in the region. WACSeries are analytical write-ups of up to 10,000 words that provide experts, researchers and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and proffer recommendations on emerging issues in West Africa. Find full call for application here...

Grooming Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

18 September, 2017

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“Leadership and learning are indispensable”-John F Kennedy. This has been the driving force that has pushed WACSI to invest its resources in addressing the leadership deficit within the West African region. 

Situation Report August 1- 15,2017

18 September, 2017

In this edition of the West Africa civil society situation report, news and activities were captured in the various parts of the world. In Ghana, the African Union Commission and the United Nations Develop­ment Programme (UNDP) held a policy dialogue aimed at finding ways to deepen gender equality in Africa. Subsequently, to promote gender equity and women land rights, the Ghana...

Re-Imagining the Transformation of our Communities

14 September, 2017

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Innovation does not equate complex technology. Every day, communities across Africa find creative ways to contribute meaningfully to their lives with or without technology. Their challenges become a source of creativity that pushes them to try different approaches with common tools, limited resources and the will to live, and fashion opportunities to transform their lives. The world is a...

Civil Society Situation Report 16-31 July,2017

28 August, 2017

In this second half of July edition of the West Africa civil society situation report, news and activities were captured in the various countries of the sub-region as well as at the continental and international levels.

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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