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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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Trainees Commend WACSI as the Institute Deepens their Understanding of RtoP

06 June, 2014

After a successfully delivered training on the Responsibility to Protect norm for civil society practitioners and the media in West Africa, trainees could not hide their satisfaction.

Ghanaian journalists at the training (L-R) Emelia Aryee, Elvis Adjetey, Pamela Ofori-Boateng (photo: WACSI)

Civil Society and Media Trained on RtoP

06 June, 2014

25 civil society practitioners and media personnel from 12 West African countries were schooled on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) norm from May 26 to 30, 2014.

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report - 6 June, 2014

06 June, 2014

This week in the West Africa Civil Society Situation Report WACSI hosts international civil society actors to develop strategies which will promote peace in West Africa and concluded a 5-day training on Responsibility to Protect(RtoP) for civil society actors and media personnel. 

African Women’s Development Fund for Organizations working on Women Empowerment in Africa

05 June, 2014

Organizations working on Women Empowerment in Africa can send application to African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) for institutional capacity-building and program development. The AWDF supports local, national, sub-regional and regional organizations in Africa with the grant money to strengthen their organizational capacity.

Deadline: Ongoing

Transparency International Announces Winners of the 2014 Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa

05 June, 2014

Alexise Ouedraogo, a TV journalist from Cote d'Ivoire, Victor Akinwande, a software developer from Nigeria, and Lawrence Yealue, a technology activist from Liberia have been chosen as the winners of Transparency International's Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa competition, Transparency International said today.

Communique: Call on Citizens Observer Grou ups in West Africa to champion Electoral Reforms

05 June, 2014

The members of the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) (a coalition of nonpartisan citizen observation groups in 11 West African countries, namely: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Nigger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) met at a training workshop in Accra, Ghana, from the 28th May, 2 2014 to share experiences on the role Citizens Observer Groups play in electoral reforms in West Africa. 

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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