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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

Global Leaders pledge new action to boost development co-operation in Mexico

17 April, 2014

Mexico City, 16 April 2014 -  38 new initiatives were launched by governments, business, private foundations and civil society to push forward effective development co-operation at the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation today.


15 April, 2014

The Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications for its 10-day intensive West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon between July 21 and 31, 2014.

Call for Applications - The West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) 2014

10 April, 2014

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) would like to announce the start of admissions to the West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) 2014 training session.

Transitional Justice in Africa Fellowship

25 March, 2014

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and The Hague Institute for Global Justice (The Hague Institute) are pleased to announce the convening of a three week intensive Transitional Justice in Africa Fellowship Programme (Fellowship Programme). This is a residential programme which will be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa from 8-20 June 2014 and immediately followed by a week in The Hague, Netherlands from 21-27 June 2014. This year’s Fellowship Programme will be open to African nationals living in the African continent.

Job Opening: Liberia Country Program Coordinator

18 March, 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 and works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. It has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report - 14 March

17 March, 2014

The Civil Society Situation Report is a weekly compilation of news 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.

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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