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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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

Civil Society News

TMG Vacancy Announcement - Nigeria

24 July, 2014

As part of its strategic restructuring and expansion to meet the challenges of an election observation project for a national election, including parallel vote tabulation (PVT) to enhance integrity and credible elections in Nigeria, TMG seeks to fill the following positions in its National Secretariat in Abuja:

  1. Zonal Program Officers (ZPOs)
  2. Administrative/Human Resource Officer (A/HR)
  3. Accountant and
  4. Election Project Internship

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 18 July, 2014

23 July, 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.

Access the Situation Report here. 

Governance and Food Security Short Term Contract

22 July, 2014

Terms of Reference for a Governance and food security short term contract

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a part of the Open Society Foundations global network and one of four foundations in Africa. OSIWA is dedicated to the promotion of inclusive democratic governance, transparent and accountable institutions and active citizenship across the region. OSIWA envision a West Africa where people enjoy basic freedoms, everyone can participate meaningfully in civic and political life, inequalities and inequities are minimized, exclusion gives way to greater appreciation for pluralism, and governments are accountable and corruption is on the wane.

Our Stories: An OSIWA Publication

14 July, 2014

OSIWA has published its accomplishments in the year 2013.

The report highlights how civil society organisations in West African countries work to promote an freer and open society with support from OSIWA

Download full report here.

Not Just in Transit: Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa

18 June, 2014

An Independent Report of the West Africa Commission on Drugs

The report is the culmination of one and a half years of engagement by the Commission with national, regional and international parties including the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It is informed by a series of background papers, drafted by leading experts from Africa and beyond.

West African Advocacy Fellowship on Drug Policy Reform

16 June, 2014

The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa invite applications for the 2014 West African Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform. Fellows will be hosted by the drug policy organization Release in London.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014.

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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