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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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


Kathleen Addy(left), Ruby Quantson (Middle), Chukwuemeka Eze(right) (photo: WACSI)

Civil Society Reflect on Forthcoming Elections in West Africa

12 April, 2016

On March 31, 2016, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) as part of its policy dialogue series, brought together civil society organisations (CSOs) to focus on strategies, opportunities and challenges ahead of the elections planned to take place in various countries across the year 2016 in the West African region.

Sierra Leone News: SDI dialogues with stakeholders on NGO Policy

23 March, 2016

Society for Democratic Initiative (SDI) has commenced three days seminar at Family Kingdom on creating a platform for an effective policy dialogue on the NGO policy for a broader civil space with funds provided by the Fund for Global Human Rights.

Sister Monica(left), Sister Rufimaria (middle), Sister Gloria (right) (photo: WACSI)

WACSI Equips staff of Anawim Rehabilitation Centre to Mobilise Resources

22 March, 2016

Three staff of the Anawim Rehabilitation Centre in Abuja, Nigeria were among eleven (11) West Africans who took part in an intensive training on Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing. 

Civil Society Situation Report March 1-15,2016

22 March, 2016

The Civil Society Situation Report is a bi-weekly synopsis of news articles compiled by WACSI on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor the trends and changes in both fields across the regions. 

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SHOWING IMPACT! WACSI Shares Significant Change Stories

21 March, 2016

In 2012, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) initiated a capacity development programme to respond to the critical governance and leadership challenges that continue to undermine the operational effectiveness of Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs) in the region, especially in francophone West Africa.

West Africa Drug Policy Network Focal Members (photo: WACSI)

West Africa Drug Policy Network Focal Members Sharpen Policy Advocacy and Communication Skills

14 March, 2016

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) organised a four-day communication and advocacy training on drug policy reform in West Africa for the West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) members to effectively engage West African governments ahead of the United Nations General Assembly Special Summit (UNGASS) and beyond.

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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