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WACSeries Volume 2, Issue 2: Decriminalising Drug Use: Why It Is Important for Ghana

16 February, 2017

WACSeries are analytical periodic write‐ups on topical themes and issues relevant to West Africa. These write‐ups provide experts, researchers and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and posit views and recommendations on emerging issues and debates.

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Call for Research Proposals “The Impact of Drug Trafficking, Production and Consumption on Democracy, Governance and Development

14 February, 2017

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN), with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), are inviting proposals for country-specific research on the impact of drug trafficking, production, and consumption on democracy, governance, and development in West Africa.

Civil Society Sustainability and Local Capacity Development in Cameroon-WACSeries Volume 2

07 February, 2017

WACSeries are analytical periodic write‐ups on topical themes and issues relevant to West Africa. These write‐ups provide experts, researchers and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and posit views and recommendations on emerging issues and debates.

Call for Applications: Summer School in Human Rights Litigation

01 February, 2017

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University invite applicants for the 2017 Summer School in Human Rights Litigation, to be held in Budapest from July 10 to 14.

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Call for Papers: ISTR Africa Network Conference 2017

30 January, 2017

The broad aim of this conference is to kick-start the process of serious consideration of critical questions occupying the civil society-philanthropy interface such as; how can civil society organisations promote a culture of giving?

REPAOC Draws Lessons from the Gambian Presidential Elections

27 January, 2017

Communiqué

On 1st December 2016, the Gambian people elected their President in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.
The ensuing confiscation of power by the outgoing President was a blatant violation of the protocol on good governance and democracy.
The numerous rounds of political negotiations under the auspices of Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and President of the
ECOWAS Conference of Heads of State and Governments, and HE Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and HE Mr. John Dramani
Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, failed to resolve the post-electoral standoff and full restore constitutional legality.


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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