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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

Civil Society Statement on the Current Ebola Crisis in West Africa

31 August, 2014

A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola

Funding Opportunity for Ghanaian Journalists - Phase Two

07 August, 2014

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is inviting applications from Ghanaian journalists for funding to support the production of critical/investigative stories. Stories to be supported will be those that highlight major challenges in the Ghanaian society and reveal practices that undermine good governance and the proper functioning of the education, health and extractives sectors.

Maiden Edition: Model ECOWAS Summit (photo: Blaqsheep MMG)

Maiden Edition of the Model ECOWAS Summit

07 August, 2014

2014 Model ECOWAS Summit: Partnering with member states to resolve youth unemployment- A Step Towards Sustainable Development

Ebola outbreak update: Ministry of Health and Sanitation Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

07 August, 2014

Press Release: 6/8/2014

Ebola outbreak update: As of today, 6 August 2014, we have a total of 161 patients who have survived Ebola Virus Disease and subsequently discharged. The total number of new confirmed cases is 32, Kenema 17, Kailahun 12 and Moyamba 3. The total cumulative number confirmed deaths is 214.

Provide written input for PGA's Stock-taking on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

07 August, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has set up an online form for civil society organizations to submit written comments on the subjects to be addressed in the PGA's upcoming High-level Stock-taking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda taking place at UN Headquarters on 11-12 September.

Terms of Reference Nigeria Country Strategy: Post-2015 MDGs on the Ground Shared Framework Consultant

30 July, 2014

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is an advocacy and grant making Foundation that forms part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA is based in Dakar, Senegal with country offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry. The Foundation works in the following thematic program areas: Economic Governance; Political Governance; and Law, Justice and Human Rights.

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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