Civil Society Index-Rapid Assessment: Benin
La Maison de la Société Civile (the House of civil society) (MdSC), Benin, was chosen to conduct a self-assessment of CSOs in the country in order to enable them to be or to remain true actors of development. MdSC worked closely on this project with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI). A report bringing out a certain number of findings, challenges and areas for actions was produced.
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Civil Society Index-Rapid Assessment: Ghana
Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), in collaboration with West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), conducted an assessment of civil society in Ghana in 2013 using the CIVICUS Civil Society Index: Rapid Assessment (CSI-RA) approach. The CSI-RA is a participatory, action-oriented research project that aims to help civil society organisations (CSOs) assess their conditions in different contexts. The Ghana CSI-RA looked at five areas: CSOs’ focus and areas of specialisation, CSO relations and networking, resource mobilisation and sustainability, impact, and citizens’ participation and activism.
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Consultative Meeting of Experts on Civil Society Capacity Development in West Africa
Civil society continues to face human, administrative, funding capacity challenges which stifle their efforts to complement development initiatives of governments within the West African region. The failure of the sector to perform optimally is partly attributed to lack of robust knowledge management systems, communities of practice and poor documentation of experiences.
Financial Statements: 2008 - 2013
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Resolving Communal Conflicts in Ghana
Ghana has been hailed as a model example of peaceful democratic governance in sub-Saharan Africa. The country has indeed successfully avoided major violent conflicts affecting its surrounding neighbours; however, various instances attest that the potential of communal-level conflict does exist. The most prevailing example of a violent conflict on Ghanaian soil materialises in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis. The tension has been on-going since the murder of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, the ruler of Ghana's Dagbon Kingdom, along with over 29 high profile individuals in March 2002.
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The Institute commenced full operations in July 2007 with the following mandate:
- To strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of civil society organisations in West Africa to enhance their effciency, enable their effective engagement at the policy level, and promote their sustainability.
- To promote and facilitate strategic partnerships between CSOs, Governments and the Private Sector in pursuit of democracy, good governance and national development in the sub region