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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society


WACSI adds value to civil society existence, effectiveness and efficiency in West Africa


Capacity Development More

WACSI's Capacity Building Unit offers training and technical assistance to enable development practitioners to improve performance and value creation. The Unit's tailor-made interventions in organisational development, skills development, peer learning and information exchange are designed to strengthen the operational capabilities and professionalism of CSO actors so they can better influence policy processes.

Policy Influencing and Advocacy More

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Policy Influencing and Advocacy

The Policy Influencing and Advocacy Unit of WACSI works with ‘organised’ and ‘organic’ civil society groups to influence policy issues through the creation of spaces, platforms and capacity strengthening opportunities for civil society and partners to convene, dialogue and connect with themselves, development partners including policymakers, policy institutions and donor community.

Knowledge Management More

Knowledge Management

WACSI’s Knowledge Management Unit strives to equip and empower West African civil society by facilitating knowledge sharing and networks through participatory knowledge production and dissemination. The Unit’s objectives comprise of:
-Capturing the evolution, knowledge and practice of civil society through documentation and creation of accessible knowledge sources;
-Increasing the use and adoption of research outputs by civil society and development actors to inform their work, their development initiatives, further research, and policy making; and
-Increasing the recognition and visibility of WACSI as a leading knowledge and resource hub for civil society in the region.

Next Generation Leadership Programme More

Volunteering at WACSI

WACSI’s volunteering program is designed to serve as a contribution to encourage the spirit of civic consciousness in the youth. Volunteers are viewed as a valuable resource to the Institute, its staff, and partners.

Research Fellowship More

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Research Fellowship

Details coming soon.

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