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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

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. 

PRESS RELEASE - Term Limits in West Africa: Civil Society organizations to urge ECOWAS

09 September, 2015

Dakar, Senegal - September 8th, 2015 – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) seeks to push the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to take the step of adopting term limits at Community level. WACSOF wants such a provision to be included in the texts governing the organization. The major Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in West Africa will be meeting in Dakar to discuss and develop a strategy for this objective.  

Partipants brainstorming during the  training (photo: WACSI)

WACSI Empowers Civil Society Practitioners with Robust Communication Skills

20 August, 2015

WACSI has played a key role in empowering fourteen civil society practitioners from five African countries with robust communication skills. This will help beneficiaries to develop communication strategies for their organisations.

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 10 - 24 June, 2015

02 July, 2015

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

Invitation to Apply: 2nd West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy

05 June, 2015

The University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications for its intensive 6-day 2nd West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon between July 27 and 1 August, 2015.

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Illicit Financial Flows Represent Missed Opportunities for West Africa’s
Development and Economic Needs

05 June, 2015

OSIWA/Dalberg report provides recommendations for improved governance

June 3rd, 2015 – Dakar, Senegal – Capital flight and illicit financial flows represent missed opportunities for generating state revenue desperately needed to finance key sectors of West Africa’s economy, tackle poverty and invest in social protection and safety nets. 

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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