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Job, BBC World News Komla Dumor Award - London

22 January, 2015

Introduction

Komla Dumor was a journalist of Africa. His passion was to tell African stories to the world with honesty and integrity.

It’s a legacy that the BBC wants to continue.

The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future.

President, ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Desire Ouedraogo(r) discussing with H.E. John Kufour, Head, ECOWAS Election Fact-Finding Mission to Nigeria (photo: ECOWAS)

ECOWAS Sending 250-Member Election Observation Mission to Nigeria

21 January, 2015

ECOWAS is sending a 250-strong Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria for the country’s general elections including the crucial presidential polls on 14 February 2015. 

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 09 - 15 January 2015

20 January, 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. 

OSIWA 2015 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

19 January, 2015

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

ISTR Africa Network Conference: Call for Papers

12 January, 2015

The ISTR Africa Network (ISTRAN) Conference will be held September 16-18, 2015 at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Job Opportunity: Associate Communications Officer

12 January, 2015

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is an advocacy and grant making foundation that forms part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA is based in Dakar, Senegal and works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. It has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

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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