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Invitation: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Forum on Elections in West Africa

WACSI invites you to its first Policy Dialogue Series for the year under the theme: Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Forthcoming Elections in West Africa: A critical look at the opportunities and challenges. 

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West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 01-17 February 2015

25 February, 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.

Vacant position in LITE Africa - Associate Executive Director

25 February, 2015

LITE-Africa is a national development organization that has been operating in Nigeria since 1999 with a vision to create a safe space for peace and development action and a mission to facilitate community and human development, foster good governance and create inclusive and diverse networks and collaborations within the Niger Delta and beyond. We are currently seeking applications for the...

Job Opportunity: SADC Civil Society Expert

19 February, 2015

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Southern African Trust are seeking a SADC Civil Society Expert who has extensive experience working with civil society in the SADC region to undertake a mapping and analysis of civil society in the SADC region, and contribute to the development of a Sustainability Mechanism.

Three Journalists/Producers - West Africa Democracy Radio

18 February, 2015

The  West Africa Democracy Radio  (WADR) is a regional radio station based in Dakar, Senegal. The radio is a spin-off of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa  (OSIWA) established in 2003 to protect and defend the ideals of democratic and open societies by disseminating development information through a network of community radios in the West African sub-region....

ECOWAS Statement on the Postponement of the General Elections in Nigeria

10 February, 2015

ECOWAS has noted the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to respectively postpone the Presidential and National Legislative elections scheduled to hold on 14 February to 28 March 2015, and the Gubernatorial and State Legislative elections from 28 February to 11 April 2015 as a result of the security challenges.

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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