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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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


Participants in a Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing training  (photo: WACSI)

2015 Capacity Development Courses for CSOs

01 December, 2014

Africa’s flourishing civil society has had a direct impact on reducing deplorable levels of poverty in the region. At WACSI we believe, capacity enhancement is like a fertilizer necessary to encourage the healthy growth of civil society. It also helps civil society withstand the threats from unpredictable governance and instability in the continent.

Naana Nkansah of Oxfam in Ghana and Lillian Kuutiero at the training (photo: WACSI)

Oxfam Partners Empowered to Effectively Communicate Results

01 December, 2014

Being aware of the essence of effective communication, Oxfam in Ghana trained lead persons of four local partners in the north to benefit from a three day result based communication workshop organised by WACSI from June 11 - 13, 2014 in Accra, Ghana. 

Research on “The Status Of Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs) Sustainability In Ghana: Challenges, Solutions and Prospects”

24 November, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), with support from STAR-Ghana, invites you to participate in a research on the “Status of Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana”. 

The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program, Africa

24 November, 2014

The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) (our Africa Fellowship) provides hands-on service opportunities for young business and development professionals from around the world at Africa’s leading for-profit and nonprofit firms. It is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale.

Vacancy Announcement - Executive Assistant

19 November, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through research, training and policy engagement facilitation. 

Search for Researchers (CAR, Liberia, Burundi)

19 November, 2014

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is looking for researchers in the Central African Republic, Liberia, and Burundi for a study on how local actors can engage with the UN’s Peacebuilding Architecture. 

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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