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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

Oxfam Vacancies

09 November, 2014

Oxfam has the following exciting positions:

Oxfam International Country Director; Kenya Programme - Use this link to apply: 

Women Land Rights Advisor - Use this link to apply: 

Economic Justice Programme Officer (Pan Africa) - Use this link to apply: 

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 24 - 31 October, 2014

05 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.


Research Opportunity: The Status of Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana

29 October, 2014

In partnership with STAR-Ghana, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is pleased launch the call to conduct a nationwide research on the “status of civil society sustainability in Ghana” as part of a 3 year sustainability project designed for civil society in Ghana. The project aims to raise awareness, disseminate knowledge, build capacity and advocate for issues pertinent to the sustainability of the civil society sector and its constituents in the ten (10) regions of the country.

Logo Competition: Election Situation Report

29 October, 2014

The Open Society Foundation for West Africa (OSIWA) invites designers to submit logos for consideration in the Election Situation Room (ESR) logo contest. 

EBOLA: Don’t be Complacent

16 October, 2014


Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks have a case fatality of up to 90%. EVD is one of the most dangerous diseases with no known vaccine or cure. It is mostly transmitted through close personal contact and exposure to bodily fluids and secretions of an infected person. The countries affected in this outbreak currently include Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Expatriates on assignment in this region should be aware of preventive measures they may take as well as the signs and symptoms of illness. Awareness is an important protective measure. Some key resources and organizations are provided below.


15 October, 2014

15 October 2014: On this International Day of Rural Women we, the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to end discrimination against rural women in Africa, especially in their access to traditional leadership roles and inheritance 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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