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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

Job Vacancy: Project Manager, WACSOF

02 December, 2014

WACSOF is hiring a bilingual project manager with strong human rights and good governance background. The opportunity expires on 5 December so please react urgently if interested. 

Research on “The Status Of Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs) Sustainability In Ghana: Challenges, Solutions and Prospects”

24 November, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), with support from STAR-Ghana, invites you to participate in a research on the “Status of Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana”. 

The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program, Africa

24 November, 2014

The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) (our Africa Fellowship) provides hands-on service opportunities for young business and development professionals from around the world at Africa’s leading for-profit and nonprofit firms. It is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale.

Vacancy Announcement - Executive Assistant

19 November, 2014

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through research, training and policy engagement facilitation. 

Search for Researchers (CAR, Liberia, Burundi)

19 November, 2014

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is looking for researchers in the Central African Republic, Liberia, and Burundi for a study on how local actors can engage with the UN’s Peacebuilding Architecture. 

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 01 - 14 November, 2014.

18 November, 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.


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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