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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society

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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.

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.


This Funding Agencies Resource was developed by the West Africa Civil SocietyInstitute (WACSI) and Contains Contact Details of Over (300) Three HundredInternational and Reputable Funding Agencies. These Agencies are listed in Alphabetical Order from A to Z.This Resource Was Created for Civil Society Usage in West Africa. This DirectoryProvides the Requisite Sources for Obatining Funds for the Effective Implementationof Civil Society Interventions.


Cette ressource des organismes de financement a été développée par l’institut Ouest Africain de la Société civile(WACSI) et contient plus de trois cent(300) contactsimportants organismes internationaux. Les organismes sont énumérés par ordre d’alphabétique de A à Z.C’est une ressource créée pour être utilisée par la société civile en Afrique de l’ouest. Le répertoire fournit les sources nécessaires pour l’obtention de fonds pour unemise en œuvre effective des projets de la société civile.

Standards for Excellence for Non Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations in Ghana

The scope of work, the numbers and influence of NGOs/CSOs have expanded considerably in Ghana, leading to the recognition of this sector as an unavoidable partner in the socio-economic development of the country. As societies in Africa undergo social, economic and political transformation NGOs/CSOs are being challenged to remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the people they serve and to convincingly make their impact and contributions felt by the wider citizenry.

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