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Youth volunteerism: an indispensable force for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Ghana

How Young people can volunteer to make the attainment of the SDGs a reality in Ghana


Ex-child Soldiers Surviving in Post-conflict Monrovia

Sixteen years after one of the most devastating civil wars in West Africa, Liberia has made impressive progress towards peace. However, despite


“Same skin, we are brothers”: what it takes to end a civil war

In January 2018, AKO Essan Emile was recruited as the West Africa Specialist of the SCORE Index and posted to Liberia. This article is based on his experience...


CSOs and the Fight to End Child Marriage in West Africa

Child marriages are intense in low and middle-income countries. Some of the highest rates are found in Sub-Saharan Africa. West Africa has one of the highest...


GHANA, A MODEL IN PROMOTING CIVIC SPACE FREEDOMS IN WEST AFRICA

A democratic nation in which good governance, justice, fairness, and transparency thrive can only be built by the collective efforts of every member of the nation...


LOCAL FUNDRAISING IS POSSIBLE IN GHANA

Street Children Project (SCP) Kumasi has been overwhelmed by creditable increase in their organisations’ operational funds and support from the community...


RAISING FUNDS TO RE-INTEGRATE AND REDUCE SCHOOL DROP-OUTS

Special Attention Project (SAP) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Ghana created in 2007 and has been operating since 2008. The organisation...


ENHANCING CSCI’S COMMUNICATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Technology has become an essential tool for development in recent times. For the development sector, it has helped to amplify various organisational impact...


ENHANCING CHRI’S CAPACITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

In this technologically advanced era, every organisation needs effective information technology (IT) tools to efficiently accelerate its operations...


PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

In today’s world where technology makes it easier to reach out to a wider audience thereby growing existing networks and amplifying the visibility of any...


STRENGTHENING THE TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY OF RAIDH

In the fast-paced world, we live in now, it is imperative for civil society organisations to not only be abreast with the latest technological applications...


CSOS BEYOND FOREIGN AID: LOCAL FUNDRAISING FOR FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

For decades, civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ghana have relied mainly on international donor funding for their financial sustainability...


CIVIL SOCIETY’S SUSTAINABILITY - NOT ALL ABOUT FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The question of civil society’s sustainability cannot be explored without analysing the implications of financial resource factors for civil society organisations...


DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION: PATHWAY TO CIVIL SOCIETY SUSTAINABILITY IN GHANA

On 1 November 2018, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA) convened a consultative.


SETTING UP AN ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM FOR A CSO: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

Having worked in the non-governmental and civil society sector for more than twenty years, one observation I can confidently state is that good...


BRIDGING THE INTER-GENERATIONAL GAP BETWEEN WOMEN’S ACTIVISTS IN WEST AFRICA

In early 2018, a video went viral where a young boy in a relay race took over a baton and ran in the opposite direction. He ran so fast...


PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS

Having board members that are actively engaged in the mission and performance of the organisation is highly critical. However, keeping a board.


MOVING FORWARD FOR OUR GIRLS: ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE IN WEST AFRICA

Child marriage is the practice of parents marrying off their children under the age of 18, sometimes as young as 7 years old, because of tradition.


2019 ELECTIONS: ARE NIGERIAN WOMEN REALLY READY FOR THE TASK OF BEING PRESIDENT?

Nigeria embraced democratic rule since 1999, but not until 2003 did she record her first female presidential candidates in Dr. Sarah Jibril and Late...


REDEFINING FEMINISM AND FEMINIST ACTIVISM IN WEST AFRICA

For decades, feminism has been a key word that has influenced national and international agendas across the globe. The scope and specificities...


TECHNOLOGY AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN WEST AFRICA: THE ADVENT OF A NEW ERA

We currently live in a dynamic world where people are constantly creating new innovations to find better ways of doing things. Thanks to these innovations...


THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: 5 TIPS TO WRITE EXCELLENT REPORTS

Six of us recently joined WACSI as interns. We are all excited about this opportunity because we are aware of the outstanding professional exposure we would...


THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FUNCTIONAL CSO BOARD

A key driver of operational resilience and sustainability is the capability of civil society organisations (CSOs) to establish and cultivate effective boards...


HOW CAN CSOS IN WEST AFRICA MAKE USE OF OPEN DATA?

There used to be a time when data was something only academics and statisticians had to worry about.  But in recent times, there has been an increased...