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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


Dro Constantin, sharing the successes of his organisation (photo: WACSI)

Moving Beyond our Limitations

03 July, 2015

The management and staff of l’Organisation Non-Gouvernementale Génération Femmes de Troisième Millénaire (ONG GFM3) have adopted effective strategies that is boosting staffs’ performance and increasing its productivity.

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report 10 - 24 June, 2015

02 July, 2015

The West Africa Civil Society Situation Report is a bi-weekly synopsis of news articles compiled by WACSI on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor the trends and changes in both fields across the region.

Participants at the training for journalists in Accra (photo: WACSI)

Telling the Story: Drug Policies and the Media in West Africa

15 June, 2015

In West Africa and around the world, the ‘war on drugs’ has proved futile and the severe sanctions meted out to people who use drugs have yielded no results.

Nana Afadzinu, Executive Director of WACSI (photo: WACSI)

WACSI: Championing Leadership in West Africa

10 June, 2015

Constantly striving for improvement, WACSI regularly reassesses its efforts and effectiveness.

Benetta Davies (right) and Andrewla Togba, NAYMOTE staff engaged in a writing exercise during the training (photo: WACSI)

NAYMOTE Extends Gratitude to WACSI for Support

08 June, 2015

NAYMOTE has experienced a significant boost in its communication engagements ever since 11 staff of the organisation benefitted from a Communication Skills and Strategy training that was facilitated by WACSI in May 2014.

Participants engage in group activities during the step-down training (photo: Nelson A)

CSLI Training benefits more Civil Society Practitioners in Nigeria

05 June, 2015

The Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) is a leadership training programme for middle level civil society practitioners in West Africa that seeks to build a stronger indigenous African civil society sector equipped with the requisite skills to effectively interface with government, the private sector as well as the global community in enhancing good governance and sustainable development. 

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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