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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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


TOR: Editing and revision of the research report on “The Status of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) Sustainability In Ghana

11 May, 2015

Editing and revision of the research report on “The Status of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) Sustainability In Ghana: Challenges, Solutions and Prospects” 

Position Vacancy: Search for Common Ground: Program Officer West and Central Africa - Washington, DC

05 May, 2015

The Organization

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 56 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who loves their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

Rep from Embassy of Guinea in Ghana encourages civil society to play a supportive than antagonising role during electoral processes (photo: WACSI)

New Ideas for Financing Elections in Africa

29 April, 2015

I recently took part in a stakeholders’ meeting discussing the forthcoming elections in West Africa organized by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) on the theme “Stakeholders’ Dialog on Forthcoming Elections in West Africa: A critical look at the opportunities and challenges ahead”. 

JDPC staff brainstorm on critical areas of their work (photo: WACSI)

Enhancing Professionalism in JDPC Nigeria

25 April, 2015

12 staff from the micro-credit department of the Centre for Grassroots and Economic Empowerment of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) in Nigeria have been equipped with skills to be more efficient in performing their job responsibilities. 

Adama Dembele at work in WACSI (photo: WACSI)

Contributing to Strengthen Civil Society in Mali

21 April, 2015

Adama Dembele, the first ever intern to join WACSI from Mali is passionate in promoting human rights in Mali. At 26, he is poised to acquire professional skills that will empower him to be a civil society leader in his country.

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A Reminiscence of CSLI 2015: Participant’s views

08 April, 2015

After spending quality time at WACSI, the 20 middle level civil society practitioners who took part in the maiden edition of the Civil Society Leadership Institute that took place in Accra from March 9 – 20, 2015 revisited the enriching moments the spent at the Institute.

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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