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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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Botswana Civil Society Solidarity Coalition for Zimbabwe (BOCISCOZ) Press Statement on the Current Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe

28 July, 2016

The Botswana Civil Society Solidarity Coalition for Zimbabwe (BOCISCOZ) facilitated by Botswana Council of Churches (BCC), Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO), Botswana Sectors of Education and Trade Union (BOSETU), DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and MISA – Botswana Chapter, is concerned about the police brutality, in response to the ongoing civil protests in Zimbabwe....

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 01-15 July 2016

19 July, 2016

This edition of the situation report captures a wide variety of civil society news in West Africa. In Abuja-Nigeria for example, West African experts on epidemiology and drug use met on 13-14 July to examine the growing occurrence of illicit drug supply, use and dependence in the West African region. The outcome of this meeting is expected to improve the capacity of experts in the generation,...

Lomé Declaration

10 July, 2016

From 28 to 29 June 2016, West African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Networks participated in a Regional Consultation on strengthening dialogue among regional networks in West Africa. This was organized by the Network of Central and West African NGOs Platforms (REPAOC) and facilitated by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), in Lomé (Togo). Read the full declaration here ....

Situation Report: Civil Society in West Africa, 15-30 June 2016

07 July, 2016

This edition of the situation report captures a wide variety of civil society news in West Africa. In Ghana for example, the Mental Health Authority is firmly against the campaign to legalize cannabis because of the severe threat to mental health potentially caused by its usage. In Benin, CSOs challenged the president on the low representation of women in his government. The situation report...

Grooming a Better Leader for WomenAid Ghana

04 July, 2016

Ivy receiving her certificate (photo: )

Vivian Ivy Ablah Anagbonu has been empowered and motivated to be a better leader in her organisation. For four years, Vivian has offered dedicated services as the Chief Executive Officer of WomenAid Foundation , a non-governmental organisation that works to empower women and youth to improve their agricultural produce and increase their economic potentials. As the head of WomenAid Foundation...

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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