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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

Upcoming Events

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Policy Research Methodology and Analysis Training for CSOs 12-15 September, 2016.

27 June, 2016

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is now accepting applications for the Policy Research Methodology and Analysis Training to hold from September 12- 15, 2016 at the WACSI Training Centre in Accra, Ghana. This course will enhance the participants’ skills in policy research methodology, policy analysis, data collection techniques, research report writing, and documentation. Participants will learn how to adopt the appropriate methodology and apply the right techniques to enhance their research work.
The course has been taught since 2008 by West African policy experts with in-depth knowledge of the region and rich practical experience of work in this area. Participants should ideally have some experience of policy research and analysis.

Working Paper Series on Civil Society and Development in West Africa

10 September, 2014

WACSI is pleased to announce the launch on 28 July 2014 of its Working Paper Series on Civil Society and Development in West Africa. The series will feature papers written by academics and practitioners from across West Africa on civil society and development in each member state of the Economic Community of West African States. 

Group exercise at a WACSI Training (photo: WACSI)

Apply Now: Training in Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing

25 January, 2014

WACSI seeks to strengthen the resource mobilisation skills of civil society practitioners and equip them with innovative skills and strategies to access increased donor funds. 

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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