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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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


Satisfied participants; Aicha Etrew from Ghana (left) and Fatoumatta Ndure from The Gambia (photo: WACSI)

Participants Wowed by CSLI 2015

19 March, 2015

20 middle level staff of civil society organisations in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia have expressed astonishment towards the ongoing Civil Society Leadership Institute.

Executive Director of WACSI (left) and Director of GIL (right) exchange signed agreement (photo: WACSI)

Building Partnerships to Respond to CSOs’ Capacity Needs

19 March, 2015

WACSI and the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) have signed a partnership pact that will enable them work closely in the coming years. The agreement was signed on Monday March 9, 2015 at the GIL premise in Accra. 

Call For Applications: 2015 MILEAD Fellowship For Young African Women Leaders

13 March, 2015

The Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa hereby announces its annual call for applications for the 2015 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development) Fellows Program - to identify 25 of Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders.

Towards the Realisation of ECOWAS Vision 2020

08 March, 2015

ECOWAS put forward its vision 2020 that was warmly received by citizens of member states. This is because the vision posits that ECOWAS will move from an ECOWAS of peoples to an ECOWAS of states. 

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 01-17 February 2015

25 February, 2015

The West Africa 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.

Vacant position in LITE Africa - Associate Executive Director

25 February, 2015

LITE-Africa is a national development organization that has been operating in Nigeria since 1999 with a vision to create a safe space for peace and development action and a mission to facilitate community and human development, foster good governance and create inclusive and diverse networks and collaborations within the Niger Delta and beyond. We are currently seeking applications for the vacant post of Associate Executive Director, which will be based in Ugbolokposo–Warri, Delta State.

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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