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Decriminalising Drug Use, Why is it important?

WACSeries are analytical periodic write-ups on topical themes and issues relevant to West Africa. These write-ups provide experts, researchers and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and posit views and recommendations on emerging issues and debates

Civil Society Sustainability and Local Capacity Development-A Case Study in Cameroun

WACSeries are analytical periodic write-ups on topical themes and issues relevant to West Africa. These write-ups provide experts, researchers and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and posit views and recommendations on emerging issues and debates.

Running with Capacity Development-WACSI's Marathon Experience

WACSeries Op-Eds are analytical periodic write-ups on topical themes and issues relevant to West Africa. These write-ups provide experts, researchers and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and posit views and recommendations on emerging issues and debates.

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Beyond Core Funding: Many Faces of Civil Society Sustainability

Ghana has a vibrant and diverse civil society sector which has been an active participant and contributor to development and good governance in the country since the 1980s. 

Civil Society Regulation in West Africa: Self-Regulation, State Control or Regional Norms and Standards?

Voluntary organisations, which will be referred, to in this study as Civil  Society Organisations (CSOs) currently carry out their activities subject to the  domestic laws where they operate. The laws include those that ordinarily regulate the registration and operation of CSOs and other laws and policies that affect the ways they operate within the society. Notable amongst these laws and policies include national constitutions, anti-terrorism laws and legislations that generally regulate freedom of information, association and expression. There is no single international statute regulating the activities of CSOs. 


New Imperatives for Sustainability in a Developing Economy’s Civil Society Sector: A Case Study of Nigeria

This is our second WACSeries published in 2014.

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