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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

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.


Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize 2016: Grants for Nutrition, Water & Rural Development

13 November, 2014

Nestlé is now accepting applications for the 2016 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to provide financial grants of up to USD 540,000 for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.

Deadline: 28 February 2015

News Release: The Gambia:  UN Human Rights Team Prevented from Completing Torture and Killing Investigations

10 November, 2014

BANJUL (7 November 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs Christof Heyns and Juan Méndez have been prevented from completing a torture and killing investigation during the first visit ever to The Gambia by experts of the independent fact-finding mechanism of the Human Rights Council Special Procedures. 

Cameroon: Call for Proposals for State of the Union Coalition - Oxfam

09 November, 2014

Oxfam are currently looking for a partner in Cameroon for their externally funded project, the State of the Union Coalition (SOTU).

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: 

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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