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West Africa Civil Society Institute wacsi.org

About WACSI

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

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Civil Society Situation Report 1-15 May,2016

18 May, 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 Situation Report 16-30 April, 2016

11 May, 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 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.

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: resourcecentre@wacsi.org.

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Charles Kojo Vandyck& Monametsi Sokwe

High Turnover! So What? Take Advantage of the Revolving Door!

09 May, 2016

Abdul Tejan-Cole & Nana Afadzinu

Rethinking West Africa’s War On Drugs

18 April, 2016

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