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West Africa Civil Society Institute


Updates on current activities and developments within the Institute and across the sub-region



15 April, 2014

The Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications for its 10-day intensive West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon between July 21 and 31, 2014.

(Updated!) West Africa Civil Society Situation Report - 11 April

11 April, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Situation Report is a weekly compilation of news articles on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor trends and changes in both fields across the region.

Call for Applications - The West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) 2014

10 April, 2014

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) would like to announce the start of admissions to the West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) 2014 training session.

Participants fully engaged during the training (photo: WACSI)

Empowering CSOs to Effectively Mobilise Resources

10 April, 2014

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa are seeking innovative strategies to raise funds that will enable them to continue to deliver on their mandate. In an era when there are limited funds to support relevant initiatives to promote development in the region, CSOs are seeking strategies to mobilise resources to implement their projects.

Ousmane Aminata Bangoura during his participation at the training organised by WACSI (photo: WACSI)

WACSI Promotes Professionalism, Credibility and Sustainability of ADREMGUI

10 April, 2014

The capacity building support of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) has empowered the Association pour le Développement Rural et l’Entraide Mutuelle de Guinee (ADREMGUI) to grow from an amateur non-governmental organisation (NGO) to a well-structured and professionally driven structure. 

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report - 4 April

04 April, 2014

The Civil Society Situation Report is a weekly compilation of news on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor trends and changes in both fields across the region.

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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