Regional Training Workshop for Civil Society Actors in Corporate Governance11th to 14th March 2008
In pursuance of the objective of strengthening the internal capacity of civil society organisations in West Africa, WACSI organised its second training workshop on Corporate Governance targeting senior management of a cross section of civil society actors in the region.
The training was facilitated by Psychon HR, experts in organisational psychology. For the first time, a training manual developed in collaboration with Psychon HR was given to the participants. The manual was available in both English and French. Various issues were addressed at the workshop including weak internal accountability systems and procedures, and weak or ineffective evaluation frameworks, features of a good board and poor financial management.
The training workshop brought together thirty (30) participants from Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Youth Groups, Women’s Groups and Regional Networks. The outcomes of the workshop include increased awareness among the participants on how to institute accountability and transparency systems, how to set up Boards and the roles of Board Members, and the enhanced ability to design functional financial management and administrative mechanisms.