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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


Participants at the Regional Consultation on Drug Policy Reform (photo: WACSI)

Stakeholders Advocate for Drug Policy Reforms in West Africa

22 January, 2016

West Africa stands out as a conducive hub for drug trafficking. Drug cartels exploit weak security systems and collaborate with locals to use the region as a transit route for exporting illicit drugs to Europe and North America. 

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WACSI Invites Applications for its 2016 Courses

24 December, 2015

WACSI has scheduled six capacity development courses for 2016 that are essential for the development of civil society organisations. 

Job Opportunity: Communications and Information Officer, WACSI

21 December, 2015

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through research, training and policy engagement facilitation. WACSI seeks committed, motivated and dynamic person to join its team in contributing to enhancing civil society’s professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in West Africa.

Francis (right) with other participants during the training (photo: WACSI)

WACSI Contributes to Strengthen the Communications System of Savana Signatures

17 December, 2015

The communications systems of Savana Signatures, a non-governmental organisation (NGOs) in Ghana that works to promote ICT has been greatly improved.

Ambassador Odembo of Care Ghana (right) and Nana Asantewa of WACSI Launching the report (photo: WACSI)

Research on the State of Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana Published

09 December, 2015

The issue of sustainability of civil society in West Africa is becoming increasingly important with the gradual decline in significant funding from donors over the coming years. Civil society has started discussions on the implications of this on their status and functioning in years to come.

Fellows building a sustainability tower (photo: WACSI)

WACSI Boosts Capacity of YALI Fellows

26 November, 2015

Forty  Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellows from West Africa  were equipped with knowledge on civil society. After the training, they have garnered more understanding on the sector and have a better mastery of governance and the sustainable management of civil society organisations (CSOs).

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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