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Vacancy General Secretary Position-WACSOF

26 February, 2017

Expected Start Date: April 2017
Application deadline: March 17th, 2017

The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) is a platform for the aggregation of civil society agency, interests, and interventions across the 15 states of West Africa. It was founded in 2003 with the sole purpose of channelling civil society energies towards complimenting the regional integration and development agenda of the ECOWAS ‘System’ Institutions. (www.wacsof.net)


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?

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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