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WACSOF EXCO members at the meeting (photo: WACSOF)

WACSOF Executive Committee Meeting Ends Successfully in Abuja

05 November, 2015

Within the framework of its missions and its responsibilities, the Executive Committee met, from November 3rd to 4th 2015 in Abuja to exchange on the challenges of WACSOF at the organizational and institutional level on the one hand, and to exchange on the current challenges faced by the region with regard to democracy and good governance on the second hand.

Seeking Partners to Engage with Mandela Washington Fellows

05 November, 2015

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). It seeks to engage with partner organizations from Africa for professional practicums/internships.

Commonwealth Foundation Grants Call Opens 1 December

05 November, 2015

In June 2015 we awarded 10 grants totaling £797,915 over three years to civil society organisations across the Commonwealth. The projects support commonwealth citizens across a range of issues including employment rights, gender equality and youth empowerment.

Job Announcement: West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change; Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant - Accra

30 October, 2015

The West African Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BICC) program is a USAID-funded five year initiative (2015-2020). The overall goal of WA BiCC is to improve conservation and climate resilient, low emission growth across West Africa. 

WA BiCC is hiring a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant to be based in the Accra main office. 

Participants at the meeting (photo: WACSI)

Communiqué: National Multi-Sectoral Meeting on Drug Policy Reform in West Africa: the Ghana Consultation

30 October, 2015

35 government representatives and civil society practitioners working on drug related issues attended a “National multi-sectoral Meetings on Drug Policy Reform in West Africa: The Ghana Consultation” from October 27 to 28, 2015.

Glory (right) and colleague seriously undertaking an exercise during the training (photo: WACSI)

Empowered to Perform Better at Work

09 September, 2015

Popoola Adejoke Glory has gained new communication techniques that have helped her to win the satisfaction of her clients and colleagues. 

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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