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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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Civil Society News

Participants map out mass atrocity prevention strategies during the training (photo: WACSI)

Civil Society Actors Equipped to Prevent Mass Atrocities

15 May, 2015

The increasing number of conflicts in Africa motivated Okaismael Kouassi Yayi to take part in a training on Mass Atrocity Prevention for civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa.

WACAM Activist Receives National May Day Award

12 May, 2015

Mr Adusah Yakubu, the Zonal Officer of Wacam for Kenyase area was among the people    who were honoured at the 2015 National May Day parade held at the Independence Square, in Accra on 1st May 2015. 

Position Vacancy: Search for Common Ground: Program Officer West and Central Africa - Washington, DC

05 May, 2015

The Organization

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 56 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who loves their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

Rep from Embassy of Guinea in Ghana encourages civil society to play a supportive than antagonising role during electoral processes (photo: WACSI)

New Ideas for Financing Elections in Africa

29 April, 2015

I recently took part in a stakeholders’ meeting discussing the forthcoming elections in West Africa organized by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) on the theme “Stakeholders’ Dialog on Forthcoming Elections in West Africa: A critical look at the opportunities and challenges ahead”. 

SID Vacancies - Policy & Advocacy Manager and Programme Manager (Inclusion & Equity Programme)

31 March, 2015

2 positions are currently available at the Society for International Development (SID) to be filled at SID by 3rd April

Nigeria: Matters arising from the Voting Phase during the Nigeria 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections

29 March, 2015

Introduction: Several polling units across the country opened later than scheduled. The delay was occasioned by the late arrival of election officials and materials; this caused a lot of anxiety among voters as well as an overlap of procedures in many polling units including those in Abuja. However, the conduct of voters in response to this has been largely peaceful. The turnout and enthusiasm of voters across Nigeria is highly commendable despite concerns that the election will be marred by violence.

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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