16 April, 2012 / Posted by: Harrison Boakye Owusu
WACSI, at the Service of CSOs
Imagine you were stuck in a hot desert with neither food nor water. The one and only thought that comes to mind is your desperate need to quench your thirst. And then, it starts to rain.
But you have no container to collect the water. You sip sparing drops of rain water with no satisfaction.
You have an umbrella and you ponder, ‘should I turn it ‘up-side-down’ to collect more rain drops and quench my thirst?’ This stimulates more thoughts.
Is this conventional? Is it hygienic? Should I leave myself to get wet? Then the big question; what should I actually do?
As CSOs, we have our own existing ‘desert moments’ that have persistently inhibited the efficiency of our work. There are times our organisations are faced with board governance challenges, resource mobilization and financial/grants management upheavals, image branding and visibility challenges. Sometimes, we are not conversant with suitable approaches to use in partnering with other CSOs. Our organisations may have enormous challenges with our policy advocacy and engagement strategies.
A variety of challenges beyond these, plague our organisations. These limit the ability of CSOs to fulfill their missions.
And then, the big question; what should be done now?
WACSI is your answer. We challenge you to register for WACSI’s courses and acquire skills that will enable you to ‘turn the umbrella upside down’.
With its well-tailored courses developed in response to a number of identified challenges facing CSOs, WACSI provides CSOs in West Africa with most suitable and contextual knowledge and skills needed to accomplish their mandates.
Experienced specialists share their knowledge and experiences with 20 to 25 representatives of CSOs on identified issues that would enable CSOs function better. WACSI provides excellent customer services. It has and makes use of facilities that provide participants with a conducive environment that enhances learning. Learn more about WACSI services here.
For more information on WACSI’s scheduled courses in 2012 aimed at empowering the functional capacities of CSOs and how to apply, click here http://wacsi.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrison Boakye Owusu