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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society

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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Job Vacancy Consultant- Senior Advisor: The African Institute for Integrated Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS (AIR

17 May, 2017

Are you passionate about women’s rights in Africa, and embrace African women’s diversities? Do you have experience of managing funding from governmental donor agencies? Are you ready to contribute to building a cutting-edge grants portfolio advancing activism around African women’s bodily rights, economic justice, political voice and leadership?...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 1-15 April 2017

09 May, 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Niger, for example, civil society and government opposition forces manifested in the streets of Niamey. They denounced poor governance, difficulties in the school sector and the presence of foreign military bases. This is the second time that civil society and opposition, after a long legal...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 15 – 30 April 2017

04 May, 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Guinea, PROJED and French civil society actors discuss the issue of promoting renewal and alteration for youth and women in civil society organisation. The situation report also covers Ghana, where the West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is organising the second edition of its...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 15-31 March 2017

20 April, 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Senegal, for example, as a prelude to the legislative elections to be held in July 2017, civil society is trying to raise public awareness of the importance of quickly registering on the electoral roll. To be able to vote, Senegalese citizens must register on the electoral roll and obtain a new...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 1-15 March 2017

07 April, 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. Regarding the situation in Nigeria for example, a civil society group known as International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to compensate victims of rights violations in the country the sum of $5 billion. The group made the call...

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 15-28 February 2017

30 March, 2017

Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Ghana, the campaign to substantially reduce unsafe abortions, particularly among young women in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has intensified. The spearheaded by Global Hands on Natural Environmental Care (GHANECare), a non-profit organization – working to promote women, children and youth rights to...

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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