Technology and its use have over the years evolved into an almost inevitable tool in the work we do. However, as promising as technology might be for human life and organisation

Collaboration Can Help Expand Civic Space in West Africa

A new research report from the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the Fund for Global Human Rights offers a comprehensive look at the concerning lack of collaborati

8 Tips for Writing Winning Proposals for CSOs

“People don’t read. They misinterpret expectations of calls for proposals. They develop their own calls and respond to it”, said the

Empowered to Perform Better at Work

Popoola Adejoke Glory has gained new communication techniques that have helped her to win the satisfaction of her clients and colleagues. 

Ghana'S COVID-19 Response: Good Policies but Weak Implementation!

As expected, several Side Events and Fringe Meetings at this year's United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF), were focused on the Implications...

Covid-19 in Cameroon: Low level of CSOs response in the face of government slip-ups

In Cameroon, the first case was recorded on March 6, 

Refugee Rights Must be at the Centre of COVID 19 Response

Exactly a month ago, the Kenyan government announced the first case of COVID-19 at the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex located in northeastern Kenya, sparking...

COVID-19 puts the Spotlight on the Relevance and Effectiveness of Civil Society

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the world has witnessed a tumultuous couple of months. This pandemic has changed...

Covid-19: Africa CDC's moment

As Covid-19 begins to spread on the African continent, it is the moment for the Africa Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to lead. The Africa CDC was establ

Mosquito’s Physical Proximity

Since December 2019, the infectious disease COVID-19 has spread across the world. Africa has not been spared, but the delayed arrival of the virus on the continent has provided

Africans can Fight COVID-19 with Stakeholder Capitalism

With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to overwhelm much of Africa, companies on the continent must broaden their perspective. Instead of focusing on short-term returns for owne

Will Global Governance Prove Itself?

Although institutions of international and regional integration have chalked up major successes in recent decades, they are hardly immune from internal and external challenges.

Stopping the spread: A Citizen’s Engagement

Africa is no stranger to recent outbreaks and therefore has a foundation to combat the coronavirus, but more must be done to ensure the informal economy is included in a compreh

COVID-19: WACSI Offers A Platform to Exchange Experiences and Recommendations on Civic Space for CSOs

Most West African states recognise civil liberties in their legislation as an essential component of a strong and resilient democracy. However, in practice, West African states

Musings on COVID-19 I : Show A Little Kindness

My names are Nji Mabih of Cameroonian nationality.  I was asked by a group of young people to write up a personal thought on the COVID -19 situation and this is w

Musings on COVID-19 II : Give, Your Widow’s Mite Can Give a Glimmer of Hope To Someone

Amongst ourselves as United World Ambassadors, we asked; ‘what is it that can be done practically during these moments of the COVID-19 crisis that the whole world is faci

COVID-19 Reveals Local Fundraising Capacity as Civil Society’s Weakest Link in West Africa

Local Fundraising is a recurrent challenge for civil society actors in West Africa. 

Adapting to COVID-19 for CSOs’ Long Term Impact and Viability

The past decade has seen considerable changes in civil society dynamics in Africa, with reductions in traditional forms of funding. In the middle-income countries shrinking spac

What Roles Should the Youth Play to Achieve the SDGs by 2030?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as The Global Goals was born at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The

Leveraging on Forgiveness and Empathy to Foster Peaceful Social Coexistence and Civic Engagement in Liberia

This article[i] is based on the findings of the social cohesion and reconciliation Index (the SCORE Index), a contextual and in-depth study conducted in 2016 and 2018 in Li

Re-engineering the Conversations Around Gender Equality

Women make up about half of the world’s population, and that includes Africa. Women in the past have contributed immensely to the growth of the continent as industry shapers,

My Journey as a WACSI Intern: A Dream Come True

"My time at WACSI has been a great learning experience. I was able to strengthen my organisational, managerial and relational skills. It also helped build my confidence and...

Going beyond Western models of value to shift the power

NGOs in the global south often have to jump through hoops for foreign donors. They are bereft of power in many...

African CSOs’ AfCFTA Moment

There is no better moment than now for civil society organisations (CSOs) to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). AfCFTA is about crea

Rethinking CSOs’ Sustainability

Sustainability is probably the biggest threat facing civil society organisations (CSOs) today. In a recent report on CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa, the United

Preparation is Everything! How to Write Winning Proposals?

Writing a proposal is a challenging but rewarding process that begins with an idea that morphs and evolves to completion. 

TechSoup Admin Fees to Increase for Selected Discount and Donation Programs

Starting in November, you will notice that we have increased administrative fees for selected donation products on the Techsoup platform. We periodically review and adjust admin


Meetings are an essential part of the life of every organisation and your ability to run effective meetings with your management skills is a critical part of your success in mee

A Strategy Statement and its Relevance for Civil Society Organisations

What is a Strategy Statement? 

A strategy statement defines an organisation’s competitive advantage and how it wants to track the implementation of


Over the past two years, developments in Ghana have painted a dark image of press freedom in the country. They provide a stark picture of the worse

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

Could French Language Teachers be the Cause of Low French Literacy in Ghana?

Ghana shares borders with three French-speaking countries, namely Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. However, most Ghanaians do not speak French.

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...


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...