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The Life Cycle of a Functional CSO Board

14 August, 2018 / Posted by: Charles Kojo Vandyck

A key driver of operational resilience and sustainability is the capability of civil society organisations (CSOs) to establish and cultivate effective boards. Board governance is an important ingredient to securing the evolution, scale and impact of a CSO. A colleague and I recently had an...

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How Can CSOs in West Africa Make Use of Open Data?

14 August, 2018 / Posted by: Oyindamola Adegboye

There used to be a time when data was something only academics and statisticians had to worry about.  But in recent times, there has been an increased prioritisation of data across all sectors....


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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

14 June, 2018 / Posted by: Cesaltina Tavares

Sexual harassment in general, and at work in particular, have severe negative effects on the victims. Sexual harassment is any sexually related action, behavior and word that is likely to affect...


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The Silent Torturer: Gender Based Violence against Men

18 April, 2018 / Posted by: Sandra Ndangha

Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a general term used to capture violence that occurs because of normative role expectations associated with each gender, along with unequal power relationships...


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The Tapestry of Change - Leaders, Society and Individuals

20 March, 2018 / Posted by: Samuel Owusu-Baafi

What is it that frightens so many Americans about having Donald Trump as their president? The hair? Unlikely. His propensity to tweet the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe. Or perhaps it’s...