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Cultivating Knowledge to Strengthen Civil Society's Effectiveness

09 February, 2018 / Posted by: Matel Sow & Charles Kojo Vandyck

Civil society in Africa is a powerful force for social change through its contributions to strengthening service delivery, public accountability, policymaking processes and sustainable development. It is a recognised resource hub of ideas, discussions and learning around various human...

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Reforming Drug Control in West Africa through a Model Drug Law

06 December, 2017 / Posted by: Chamrid Kpadonou & Charles Kojo Vandyck

Drug trafficking has become a visible threat to governance and development in West Africa. The region is increasingly becoming a hub in the global drug trade and a transit point for narcotics from...


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Drug Users Stigma: An Insidious Evil

02 October, 2017 / Posted by: Chamrid Kpadonou

“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Everyone is entitled to...


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Transforming a CSO Board into a Golden Pot

20 September, 2017 / Posted by: Charles Kojo Vandyck

Most boards of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa fail to live up to their resource mobilisation responsibilities. This is because too many CSOs approach board fundraising assuming they...