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Civil Society News

EBOLA: Don’t be Complacent

16 October, 2014


Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks have a case fatality of up to 90%. EVD is one of the most dangerous diseases with no known vaccine or cure. It is mostly transmitted through close personal contact and exposure to bodily fluids and secretions of an infected person. The countries affected in this outbreak currently include Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Expatriates on assignment in this region should be aware of preventive measures they may take as well as the signs and symptoms of illness. Awareness is an important protective measure. Some key resources and organizations are provided below.


15 October, 2014

15 October 2014: On this International Day of Rural Women we, the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to end discrimination against rural women in Africa, especially in their access to traditional leadership roles and inheritance rights.

IREX Job Vacancy: Finance/Operations Manager

15 October, 2014

Position:         Finance/Operations Manager

Location:        Accra, Ghana

Reports To:    Regional Manager

Division:         Education Programs Division

AWDF Job Vacancy: Communications and Fundraising Specialist

15 October, 2014

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa wide women’s rights grant making foundation based in Accra, Ghana requires the services of a Communications and Fundraising Specialist who will work within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.

TrustAfrica Vacancy: Communications Officer

15 October, 2014

Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for a vacancy that has arisen at TrustAfrica.

Job Title: Communications Officer

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Web Development and Maintenance Team

Liaises with: All staff

Job Location: Dakar, with regular international travel

Deadline for application: 15 November 2014

Launch of CFLI Programme 2014-15 - Embassy of Canada

15 October, 2014

The Canadian Embassy in Dakar is pleased to announce that the 2014/2015 program of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is open to receive applications for funding until October 24, 2014. This year's program will be active in the following countries: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia.

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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