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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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Vacancy Announcement - Executive Assistant

19 November, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through research, training and policy engagement facilitation. 

Search for Researchers (CAR, Liberia, Burundi)

19 November, 2014

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is looking for researchers in the Central African Republic, Liberia, and Burundi for a study on how local actors can engage with the UN’s Peacebuilding Architecture. 

Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize 2016: Grants for Nutrition, Water & Rural Development

13 November, 2014

Nestlé is now accepting applications for the 2016 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to provide financial grants of up to USD 540,000 for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable. Deadline: 28 February 2015...

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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