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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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


Final Communiqué of the ECOWAS Heads of States and Government Summit related to the situation in Burkina Faso

12 November, 2014

Accra, Republic of Ghana, 6 November 2014

News Release: The Gambia:  UN Human Rights Team Prevented from Completing Torture and Killing Investigations

10 November, 2014

BANJUL (7 November 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs Christof Heyns and Juan Méndez have been prevented from completing a torture and killing investigation during the first visit ever to The Gambia by experts of the independent fact-finding mechanism of the Human Rights Council Special Procedures. 

Cameroon: Call for Proposals for State of the Union Coalition - Oxfam

09 November, 2014

Oxfam are currently looking for a partner in Cameroon for their externally funded project, the State of the Union Coalition (SOTU).

Oxfam Vacancies

09 November, 2014

Oxfam has the following exciting positions:

Oxfam International Country Director; Kenya Programme - Use this link to apply: 

Women Land Rights Advisor - Use this link to apply: 

Economic Justice Programme Officer (Pan Africa) - Use this link to apply: 

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 24 - 31 October, 2014

05 November, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Situation Report is a weekly compilation of news articles on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor trends and changes in both fields across the region.


Research Opportunity: The Status of Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana

29 October, 2014

In partnership with STAR-Ghana, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is pleased launch the call to conduct a nationwide research on the “status of civil society sustainability in Ghana” as part of a 3 year sustainability project designed for civil society in Ghana. The project aims to raise awareness, disseminate knowledge, build capacity and advocate for issues pertinent to the sustainability of the civil society sector and its constituents in the ten (10) regions of the country.

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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