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West Africa Drug Policy Network Building Meeting

A coalition of CSOs came together as a network called West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) to support drug policy reform in West Africa by building the capacity of local CSOs to address the impact of drug markets on democracy, governance, human security, human right and public health.

2015 Mid-Term Trainings: Assessment Report

The current midterm assessment exercise seeks to examine the application and benefits of the knowledge and skills learnt from WACSI’s programmes implemented in 2015. This includes incountry and regional training programmes implemented under the coordination of the Programmes Units. These involve in-house training programmes (fee-paying training) as well as demand-driven and funded programmes the Institute carried out during the period under review.

In 2015, twenty (20) capacity strengthening programmes were delivered.

SHOWING IMPACT! WACSI Shares Significant Change Stories (Duplicate) 2

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.

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. 

CIVICUS Civil Society Index – Rapid Assessment: Senegal

A strong civil society is an essential actor in promoting the rule of law, effective development and the fairness of state and private sector institutions. 

Civil Society Index-Rapid Assessment: Nigeria

The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) came together with its partners, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) to assess the state of civil society in Nigeria. This assessment comes at a time when civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria need to make sure that their house is in order so that they can take advantage of a historic opportunity to set their activities on a pathway to sustainable development and growth. 

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