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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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


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WACSI Continues to Sustain Civil Society’s Influence

18 January, 2017

The year 2016 was action-packed and productive for WACSI. By the end of the year, six hundred and thirty (630) practitioners from four hundred and fifty-four (454) organisations had benefitted from the Institute's training programmes.

African Women's Development Fund- Vacancy Announcement

18 January, 2017

AWDF is searching for an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate person for the position of Junior Finance Assistant. You must have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to support the work of this innovative women’s rights organisation. Additionally, you must demonstrate a passion for the achievement of women’s rights in Africa and exemplify values which include integrity, discipline, innovation, solidarity, non-discrimination and respect for all people. 

Call For Applications 2017 MILEAD Fellows Programme For Young African Women Leaders

17 January, 2017

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative hereby announces its annual call for applications for the 2017 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Programme to identify Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders. 

The 647th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the post-election situation in The Islamic Republic of The Gambia

16 January, 2017

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 647th meeting held on 13 January 2017, adopted the following decision on the post-election situation in The Islamic Republic of The Gambia:

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Become a Better Professional, Apply for WACSI’s Courses!

16 January, 2017

Civil Society contributes immensely to the continuous growth of West Africa.

At WACSI, we firmly believe that capacity development is essential to the successful growth of organisations.

Programme Officer- Grants(Special Initiatives)

29 December, 2016

Are you passionate about women’s rights in Africa, and embrace African women’s diversities?
Do you have experience of managing funding from governmental donor agencies? Are you ready to contribute to building a cutting-edge grants portfolio advancing activism
around African women’s bodily rights, economic justice, political voice and leadership?

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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