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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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West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 10 - 24 June, 2015

02 July, 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 region.

NAYMOTE Extends Gratitude to WACSI for Support

08 June, 2015

Benetta Davies (right) and Andrewla Togba, NAYMOTE staff engaged in a writing exercise during the training (photo: WACSI)

NAYMOTE has experienced a significant boost in its communication engagements ever since 11 staff of the organisation benefitted from a Communication Skills and Strategy training that was facilitated by WACSI in May 2014.

CSLI Training benefits more Civil Society Practitioners in Nigeria

05 June, 2015

Participants engage in group activities during the step-down training (photo: Nelson A)

The Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) is a leadership training programme for middle level civil society practitioners in West Africa that seeks to build a stronger indigenous African civil society sector equipped with the requisite skills to effectively interface with government, the private sector as well as the global community in enhancing good governance and sustainable...

Invitation to Apply: 2nd West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy

05 June, 2015

The University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications for its intensive 6-day 2nd West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon between July 27 and 1 August, 2015. Download flyer for more information....

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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