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'SHOWING IMPACT! WACSI Shares Significant Change Stories'

In 2012, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) initiated a capacity development programme to respond to the critical governance and leadership challenges that continue to undermine the operational effectiveness of Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs) in the region, especially in francophone West Africa.

Social Accountability Guidebook

The Social Accountability Guidebook for CSOs is a learning resource that is intended to support the building of a community of practice of social accountability practitioners, advocates, and champions in West Africa. The Guidebook presents case studies of social accountability initiatives from the West African sub-region, interspersed with definitions of terminologies related to the concept. It is intended to deepen understanding and foster appreciation of the concept of social accountability, its potential for strengthening accountability in the sub-region, and the challenges that may be encountered in implementing social accountability initiatives in West African country contexts. It is hoped that the Guidebook will serve as a catalyst for further development and tailoring of the concept of social accountability to the West African context, by CSOs, development practitioners, local and central government agencies, the donor community, and all others who are interested in advancing accountability in West Africa.
The guidebook is a product of a regional shared learning workshop organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

West Africa drug policy training toolkit: Facilitation guide

The West Africa drug policy training toolkit has been developed by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) to build the capacity of civil society organisations in the region and to help them engage with, and influence, drug policy making processes.

Training Toolkit on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)

To be considered development-relevant, a policy intervention such as the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP or R2P) doctrine must be able to answer the following questions:
- What is the policy all about?
- When is the intervention necessary?
- Why does it merit any attention?
- What changes are expected from the intervention?
- Who benefits from such changes at the end of it all?

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