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Post-Training Evaluation Report: Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing Training for GIZ CSSP Partners

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was approached by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to organise a Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing course for its Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) Partners in the Northern Region, Ghana. The training which targeted 20 GIZ CSSP Partners was held in the CDD Conference Hall, Tamale, Ghana from 31 October – 2 November, 2012.

Training Narrative Report: Ressource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing for KAIPTC Programmes STAFF

WACSI organised a 3-day Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing Training course for KAIPTC programmes staff to strengthen their resource mobilisation techniques and proposal writing skills. . This training was facilitated by two of WACSI trainer’s, Abigail Burgesson and Alexander Kala. The training was held at the Airport View Hotel from the 20-22 June, 2012.
The resource mobilisation and Proposal Writing course was designed to:
- Provide an appreciation of the major trends in resource mobilisation and the reasons for giving;
- Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of KAIPTC existing resource base;
- Formulate a simple plan on how to diversify the resource base;
- Identify main funding sources and appropriate methods to secure them; and
- Learn how to write a winning proposal.

Synthesis Report : Capacity building Programme for OSIWA CSOs Partners from four Francophone countries in West Africa

The capacity building training for OSIWA partners was held from 27 August to 8 September, 2012 at the Hotel Mariador Palace in Conakry, Guinea. This training is part of a 2-year capacity building programme which aims at providing OSIWA with a pool of results-based, robust, efficient and effective strategic partners in four targeted countries, namely Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Niger.

Post-evaluation Report: Financial Management Training for YMCA Staff

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was approached to organise a training course for Africa Alliance of the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) on Financial Management. The training strengthened the financial management skills of YMCA 15 Finance Staff across Africa. The course was held on 1-3 October, 2012 at CAFAP, in Bagbe, Togo.

Narrative Report: Financial Management Training for Africa Alliance for YMCA Staff

WACSI was approached by the Africa Alliance of YMCA (AAYMCA) to deliver a course on financial management for its members from 10 African countries. The training course which was targeted at 15 finance staff of the AAYMCA was held on 1-3 October 2012 in Bagbe, Togo.

Policy Advocacy and Engagement Training for OSIWA Grantees in Nigeria - Training Narrative Report (September 2010)

This report highlights activities of the “Policy Engagement and Advocacy Training Workshop for Civil Society Actors”: A tailored training for OSIWA-Grantees in Nigeria held in Lagos, Nigeria, 27 – 30 September, 2010. The workshop was organised by the project partners - The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of the Open Society Institute (OSI) and specifically the OSIWA-Nigeria office.

The workshop which was tailored for OSIWA grantees in Nigeria had the overall objective to enhance the ability and capacity of the grantees to engage in constructive policy discourses, interact with policy makers and influence policy formulation processes. The workshop also aimed at increasing the grantees practical skills and techniques in policy analysis, influencing and formulation, as well as in writing effective policy briefs and conduct policy research and studies.

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