International Sector for Third Sector Research Conference Narrative Report
The 2016 ISTR Africa Regional Network conference, themed “Civil Society and Renascent Africa: A stocktaking” was held from April 19-20, 2016 in Accra, Ghana. It was organised in collaboration with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), which hosted the conference and the Institute of African Studies (IAS) of the University of Ghana.
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Regional Consultation on Drug Policy Reform in West Africa
West Africa is increasingly becoming a hub in the global drug trade and has become a transit point for narcotics from Latin America through to Europe.
2nd CSO Workshop on Drug Policy in West Africa
Drug trafficking, consumption and use threaten the West Africa region. The situation is affecting all level of society across the region, from democracy, governance, public health, to security.
Report on Regional Workshop on Civil Society Sustainability in West Africa
The issue of sustainability of civil society in West Africa is becoming increasingly important with the gradual decline in significant funding from donors over the coming years. Civil society has started discussions on the implications of this on their status and functioning in years to come.
Meeting Report on Media Workshop on Drug Policy in West Africa
The West African region is not only a transit zone to transport illicit drugs from Latin America to Europe and beyond. The region is also a producing and consuming zone of drugs which has which has undermined the political and economic development and has also become a major security and public health threat to most West African countries. This two-day media workshop raised awareness and understanding of the true nature of drug problem in the region and called on the media to collaborate with civil society organisations to end the effects of the bad drug policies on human rights and public health. The workshop was based on the International Drug Policy Consortium’s (IDPC) “West African Training Toolkit on Drug Policy”.
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Civil Society Workshop on Drug Policy in West Africa
In West Africa, civil wars have receded, democracy has gained ground and economies are growing. But a destructive new threat is jeopardizing this progress: with local collusion, international drug cartels are undermining countries and communities, and devastating lives.