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WACSI Editorial: Play Catch Up or Be Ahead of the Curve – AI in West Africa

13 June, 2018

Two years ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a very worrying report; the Fourth Industrial Revolution would lead to significant changes in labour markets which would in turn result in the loss of over 5 million jobs in the next five years.[1]  More recently it was reported that: “As many as two billion jobs could be at stake by 2040 globally, as robots and other sophisticated digital systems take up a larger role in production.” [2]

Civil Society Situation Report 01-31 May,2018

11 June, 2018

Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad continued to pursue divergent mandates and face unique challenges, as reflected in the diversity of the population, and the political, economic and social realities of the countries of the region. Nonetheless, general trends can be observed in the activities of civil society across West Africa, as citizens continue to demonstrate their awareness level through their increased  demand for change in governance, socioeconomic benefits, free and fair elections, security and social justice.

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Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization: A Panacea for Youth Unemployment

08 June, 2018

Industrialization. What does it mean? For years we have heard that industrialization is what Africa needs to develop. It is the path to prosperity for a continent that has been long stuck in the doldrums of “development”.

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WACSI Extends its Training Courses Beyond Ghana's Shores

31 May, 2018

May 2018 marked a significant milestone for WACSI. For the first time in the Institute’s history, it held a fee-paying training course outside the shores of Ghana, specifically, in Nigeria. This was in response to the need identified during the formulation of our new 2018-2022 strategy. Our partners and beneficiaries stressed the important and utility of bringing our trainings closer to home for them, and that was exactly what we did.

Vacancy Announcement: Knowledge Management Unit Officer

30 May, 2018

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through knowledge management, capacity development and policy influencing. WACSI seeks a committed, motivated and dynamic person to join its team in contributing to enhancing civil society’s efficiency and effectiveness in West Africa. The Officer will undertake activities that seek to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs).

Civil Society Situation Report 01-31 April,2018

14 May, 2018

Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad continued to pursue divergent mandates and face unique challenges, as reflected in the diversity of the population, and the political, economic and social realities of the countries of the region. Nonetheless, general trends can be observed in the activities of civil society across West Africa, as citizens continue to demonstrate their awareness level through their increased demand for change in governance, socioeconomic benefits, free and fair elections, security and social justice.

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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