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Training and Assessment Reports

Training Narrative Report: Results Based Communication Training 2015

The training course on “Results-Based Communication for Non-profits” was aimed at balancing both theoretical and practical skills required for effective communication for participating CSOs. It is designed to equip participants to confidently design and implement communication activities including working with the media, fundraising communication, developing press kits, influencing public policy and formulating strategic communication plans to enable their organisation to reach out to a wider audience and also enhance their visibility.

The overall objective of the Results-Based Communication for Non-profits training is to equip participants with the needed tools to design, implement and boost the communication strategies, plans and activities of their respective organisations.

Training Narrative Report: Financial Management and Grants Reporting 2015

The Financial Management and Grants Reporting was held from 18th to 21st May 2015 at WACSI training center, Accra-Ghana. There were 15 CSO members from Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia who applied for and participated in this training.

The main objective of this course was to enhance participant’s capacities and skills on financial management and grants reporting in order to equip them with tools to mobilise resources and strategies to effectively manage their organisation’s finances.

Post-Training Evaluation Report : Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional organization dedicated to building the institutional and operational capacity of CSOs in the region. This is effective through training courses the Institute organizes on institutional, operational and managerial issues in order to contribute to address the challenges faced by CSOs in implementing their programs.

Narrative Report: Developpment Partners' Conference

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) convened a development partners meeting on the 22 April 2013, Accra, Ghana to deliberate and promote capacity development and to present to stakeholders the gains that CSOs in the region have made despite their limited resources and challenging contexts.

Post-Training Evaluation Report: Report Writing Training for KAIPTC Programmes Staff

WACSI organised a 2-day Report Writing training course was for 33 KAIPTC Programmes staff. At the end of the training evaluation forms were distributed to KAIPTC programmes staff to gauge their overall impression about the training. The forms were also intended to determine how the training impacted the participants, improved their knowledge and added value to their skills.

Composite Report On The 2011 Liberia General Elections by the West Africa Women Elections Observation Team (WAWEO) - October, 2011

Women in Africa are increasingly making their presence felt in the political arena. Despite this progress, the number of women actively and visibly engaged in politics remains low in most African countries mainly due to prevailing societal belief that politics is a male domain. 2011 and 2012 present new opportunities for women in West Africa with eight countries scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections.

In view of this, the delegates at the 2nd Annual West African Women Policy Forum convened by the West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and Women, Peace and Security Network (WIPSEN-Africa) under the theme: “Our Politics is NOW: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Women’s Political Participation” called for the formation of a West African Women Election Observation Team (WAWEO) consisting of two representatives from each of the fifteen ECOWAS member states. This initiative aims at promoting West African women’s active participation and representation in politics, enhancing women’s capacity to play active roles in electoral processes in West Africa by increasing the number of women observers and ensuring that electoral procedures including electoral laws and administration do not disadvantage women directly or indirectly.

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