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West Africa Civil Society Institute

Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation / Results Based Communication, May 30 - June 09, 2016

We are currently accepting application for the 2nd WACSI 2016 set of courses dubbed ''Tracking Results, Showing Impact'', it includes Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Training (30 May - 02 June, 2016) and Results-Based Communication Training (06 - 09 June, 2016).

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News & Upcoming Events


Civil Society Situation Report, April 1-15,2016

29 April, 2016

The 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. Access the situation report here .

Civil Society Organisations Called Upon to Uphold Integrity

22 April, 2016

Ms. Theo Sowa, Executive Director of the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) (photo: WACSI)

A women’s rights activist Ms Theo Sowa has stressed that civil society organisations must be accountable while trying to hold authorities to account, and they ought to maintain the highest standards of transparency and integrity.

Civil Society Actors Brainstorm at 3rd ISTR Conference

22 April, 2016

Participants in a group at the 3rd ISTR Conference (photo: )

About fifty (50) civil society players from many different countries in Africa have converged in Accra for the 3rd International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Africa Regional Network conference.

West African CSOs to increase roles in regional development plan

15 April, 2016

Civil society actors in member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have together resolved to deepen civil society participation in the sub-region’s medium term development plan – the ECOWAS Community Strategic Framework, 2016 to 2020.

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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Abdul Tejan-Cole & Nana Afadzinu

Rethinking West Africa’s War On Drugs

18 April, 2016

Jibrin Ibrahim

Call for Anger

11 March, 2016

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