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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

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: The Research Department is Recruiting

19 May, 2014

Position Title: Analyst

Organisation: Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Location: Mayfair, London

Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager

Hours: 9 month contract (extension possible)

Application closing date: Friday 13th June 2014

Salary: £22,000 - £29,000, depending on experience

Start date: Immediate

Call for Applications Projects: Technologies for Good Governance

30 April, 2014

Application Deadline: May 18th 2014 at 11 :59 PM 

OSIWA and CTIC Dakar are launching a Technologies for Good Governance program named “OPEN SOCIETIC”.

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

22 April, 2014

For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What is new in today's world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now out. Through  the village television, the Internet and hand-held instruments, which a rapidly increasing number of the poor possess, life-styles of the rich and the middle class are transmitted in full color to their homes every day.

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.

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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