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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society


Updates on current activities and developments within the Institute and across the sub-region


Haoua Diallo, intern from Burkina Faso (photo: WACSI)

Call for Self-Sponsored Internship

02 November, 2015

WACSI is seeking interns interested in gaining civil society experience in and also support WACSI in its core areas of work i.e. Training and Capacity Building, Policy Advocacy and Research and Documentation and who are willing to fund their internship in Ghana.  

Participants at the meeting (photo: WACSI)

Communiqué: National Multi-Sectoral Meeting on Drug Policy Reform in West Africa: the Ghana Consultation

30 October, 2015

35 government representatives and civil society practitioners working on drug related issues attended a “National multi-sectoral Meetings on Drug Policy Reform in West Africa: The Ghana Consultation” from October 27 to 28, 2015.

Session d'ouverture de l'atelier (photo: WACSI)

CSOs in West Africa Promote Harm Reduction Strategies

21 October, 2015

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa have been urged to effectively strategise and work together and with their respective governments to influence better policies aimed at addressing the drug problem in the region.

Philomina (right) with colleagues during the training (photo: WACSI)

HRAC Supported to Effectively use the Logical Framework Approach

19 October, 2015

Seven staff of the Human Rights Advocacy Center have been well equipped to effectively use the Logical Framework Approach in their work.

Toh Sylvester (middle) with other participants from Ethiopia during the training (photo: WACSI)

Empowered to Effectively Work in Networks within Civil Society

19 October, 2015

Working in networks remains a critical challenge for many civil society organisations.

Emmanuel Fomba (1st from right) with other participants during the training (photo: WACSI)

A New Civil Society Leader is born

05 October, 2015

An alumnus of the 2015 edition of the Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) has created and leads an organisation that promotes social entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone. 

Resource Centre

The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

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