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Training and Assessment Reports

Policy Research Methodology Training for CSOs in West Africa - Post-Training Evaluation Report (March 2011)

The Policy Research Methodology training organized by WACSI in partnership with SIPRI from the 23 - 25 March 2011, attracted 25 civil society practitioners from across the West African Sub-region. The training workshop focused on Policy Research Methodology, Data Analysis Techniques, Writing and Communicating Research. At the end of a 3-day training programme, participants’ were given the opportunity to assess the overall outcome of the workshop.

Policy Research Methodology Training for CSOs in West Africa - Training Narrative Report (March 2011)

West Africa Civil Society Organizations are largely lacking the ability to conduct serious policy research and documentation. This deficit was highlighted in the regional training needs assessment survey the Institute conducted and in the outcomes of the pilot research methodology training undertaken by WACSI in 2008. Therefore, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in partnership with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) organized a 3 day Policy Research Methodology Training Workshop for Civil Society Organizations in the West Africa from 23 - 25 March 2011.

Policy Advocacy and Engagement Training for IWP Grantees in Liberia - Training Narrative Report (February 2011)

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with the support of the International Women’s Programme of the Open Society Institute (IWP-OSI), organized a four (4) day training in Policy Engagement and Advocacy Training Workshop. The workshop was specifically designed to respond to the policy influencing and advocacy gaps identified amidst women’s groups and networks in Liberia from 1 - 4 February, 2011.

The overarching goal of the workshop was to build the advocacy capacity of women groups and organizations in Liberia, and deepen their knowledge and skills in planning and conducting effective policy engagement, influencing and advocacy. The workshop was structured around three thematic areas: understanding the context of policy advocacy and writing; structuring developing a coherent policy paper; and developing a targeted Advocacy Planning Framework.

Policy Advocacy and Engagement Training for IWP-OSI Grantees in Liberia - Training Evaluation Report (February, 2011)

By observation, it was realized that the Policy Advocacy training organised by the Institute in 2010 records a low number of women participation across the sub-region, thus in order to response to lack of opportunity for women'a participation, WACSI partnered with the International Women’s Programme of the Open Society Institute (IWP-OSI) and OSIWA, organized a four-day Policy advocacy training for women’s groups and organizations in Liberia from February 1 - 4, 2011. The overarching goal of this workshop was to build the advocacy capacity of women groups and organizations in Liberia, and deepen their knowledge and skills in planning and conducting effective policy engagement, influencing and advocacy. A total of 20 women participated in the training.

«Formulation de Proposition de Projet et Gestion de Subvention» pour les organisations de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest - Rapport

L’Institut de la Société Civile de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (WACSI), établi par l’Initiative de la Société Ouverte de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (OSIWA) et la Fondation George Soros, a organisé trois jours deformation se portant sur les réquisitions de subvention par l’UE, USAID, la BM et les NU du 16 au18 Février 2011 au secrétariat de WACSI. Le titre de la formation est «Formulation de Propositionde Projet et Gestion de Subvention»pour les organisations de la société civile en Afrique de l’Ouest. L’atelier a rassemblé 30 participants dont 11 femmes et 19 hommes venant des organisations de la société civile de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

Project Proposal Formulation and Grants Management Training for CSOs in West Africa - Narrative Report-Accra, Ghana (February, 2011)

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) organised a 3 day training workshop from 16-18 February, 2011 at the WACSI Secretariat in Accra, Ghana. The training which focused on EU, USAID, WB, UN Grants requirements attracted 30 participants (11 females and 19 males) from civil society organisations across West Africa including the Project Director of Mano-River Union Training Project Mr. Orando B. Yanquoi from Sierra Leone, the Finance and Administration Manager of the National Democratic Institute, Ms. Abibath Bodea from Nigeria, the Regional Finance and Support Services Manager, West Regional Office of Sight Savers Mr. Bakary Marong from Senegal, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, Mr. Raymond Bob Katta amongst others.

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