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Ghana CSOs Sustainability Fellowship: A Step Forward in the Sustainability Journey of CSOs in Ghana

Sustainability of the civil society sector remains a key challenge in Ghana. Although civil society plays a key role in contributing to the develop

WACSI Completes Organisational Assessments for NGOs in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

Four non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Sierra Leone, five from Liberia and three from Guinea have benefitted from a capacity assessment supp

The Ghana National Civil Society Sustainability Strategy: A key tool to drive the sustainability of CSOs in Ghana

The Ghana National Civil Society Sustainability Strategy paper has been developed as a one-stop toolbox of ideas, initiatives and strategies for ma

AfDB Engages CSOs in West Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB or the Bank) held a consultation workshop on 26 September 2019 with civil society actors from across West Africa

CSOs on the West Africa Civil Society E-Directory participate in First Webinar

“We, SPONG, are very grateful for this timely support provided by WACSI. We had an uncomplete draft of our communication strategy and this webina

Stakeholders’ Engagement on Relevance of Techsoup to CSOs in West Africa

On 23 July 2019, WACSI took part in the 4th Edition of the Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) Conference that took place

CSOs, Social Movements and Activists Must Collaborate to Curb Shrinking Civic Space in West Africa

WACSI in collaboration with the Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR) organised a 3-day convening with twenty representatives from CSOs that promote

WACSI Organises Four-Day Training for Embassy of France Civil Society Partners

“As an organisation, we have not been doing very well with monitoring and evaluation because of limited opportunity for detailed learning. (Thank

Civil Society Networks in Niger Strategise to End Child Marriage for Good

Niger has the highest rate of child marriage in the world, with an alarming statistics of 76% of women married before the age of 18 and 28% are mar

WACSI EMPOWERS CIVIL SOCIETY IN FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA ON AML/CTF ISSUES

WACSI in collaboration with the International Center for Non-Profit Law (ICNL) on 20th to 22nd August 2019, convened a workshop on the theme

Guidebook on Alternative Funding Models: A Tool to Drive Civil Society’s Financial Sustainability in Africa

In Africa, many civil society organisations (CSOs) depend on donor funding to sustain their work.  However, over the last decade, donors...

RESULT BASED MONITORING EVALUATION AND COMMUNICATING IMPACT - INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS OGBONNA

Chris Ogbonna Expresses Satisfaction with WACSI’s Training for CSOs in Nigeria. Chris Ogbonna is the Program Director of Dialogue Reconciliation

AGNA: Sharing Lessons Globally to Scale up Domestic Impact

Civil society organisations (CSOs) across the globe thrive on the implementation of best practices. Some of these are found within organisations (i

Strengthening CSOs to raise funds locally!

The dwindling ability of foreign organisations to support social and developmental courses in Africa has called for local organisations to diversif

GDCA Enhances its Knowledge Management System

On 10th January 2019, the Techsoup West Africa team delivered the second phase of a training support in Knowledge Management...


Grooming the Next Generation of Researchers on Civil Society

Having a pool of critical thinkers who will provide evidence-based ideas to propel Africa’s development is an essential priority...


Call For Application: Local Fundraising Training

Civil society, together with government and the private sector, constitutes an essential pillar of a well-functioning state...


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - WORLD JUSTICE CHALLENGE 2019

The World Justice Challenge 2019: Access to Justice Solutions is now open for submissions. Applications are due February 8, 2019


CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION REPORT NOVEMBER 2018

Reports gathered over the last one month on civil society activities across West Africa revealed a massive and diverse socio-economic


CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION REPORT OCTOBER 2018

Over the last one month, there has been a cross cutting of events of civil society activities across West Africa ranging from elections


PROMOTING SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN WEST AFRICA

From the 03-05 December, 2018, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

STRATEGIC HUMAN RIGHTS LITIGATION COURSE 2019

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) invites applicants for the 2019 Africa Hum

GHANA HOSTS CSO CONFERENCE ON ALTERNATIVE FUNDING MODELS

The existence and viability of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are being threatened by the reduction in donor funding, Mr Charles Vandyck


WACSI, INNOVATION FOR CHANGE HOLD CONFERENCE ON ALTERNATIVE FUNDING MODELS FOR CSOs

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), in partnership with Innovation for Change, has put together a three-day conference in which


CHANGE THE GAME ACADEMY NEWSLETTER

In today’s world, there are many organisations seeking to address various needs in society. This has led to the competition for grants, especiall

DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION: PATHWAY TO CIVIL SOCIETY SUSTAINABILITY IN GHANA

On 1 November 2018, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA) convened a consultative

WACSI HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL ICON MEETING

From the 17th- 18th October, 2018, WACSI hosted 13 members of the International Consortium on Closing Civic Space (iCon) at its secretariat.


FUNCTIONING BEYOND DONOR DEPENDENCY

We’ve improved our ways of generating funds locally towards projects instead of depending solely on foreign aid and internally generated funds.

NEXT GENERATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2019 CALL FOR SELF-SPONSORED INTERNSHIP

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing


CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION REPORT SEPTEMBER 2018

Over the past one month, the level and engagements of civil society activities in West Africa have been observed to be on


TAPPING INTO THE LOCAL RESOURCE MOBILISATION POOL

Since its creation in 2000, Urban Poor Child Organisation (UPCO) has experienced some resource mobilisation challenges


CIVIL SOCIETY IN GHANA STRATEGISE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The state of civil society’s sustainability in Ghana remains challenging. This was realised from a research on the State


“WE ALL KNEW FUNDING WAS BECOMING A CHALLENGE, BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW THAT THE INTENSITY WAS THAT DIRE” – DR. ARHIN

Dr. Mohammed Arhin urges non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to invest in building their own capacity. He also encourages NGOs


CSOS IN GHANA COMMIT TO WORK TOWARDS THEIR SUSTAINABILITY

The state of civil society sustainability in Ghana remains challenging. This is a key outcome of the research on the State of Civil


MEDIA REPORTING ON SUBSTANCE USE: MAGNIFYING OR REDUCING THE HARM?

Over the past four months, phrases such as “sweet, sweet codeine” and “end tramadol abuse now” have become very popular in


EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS

Over decades, youths on the African continent have argued that the biggest leadership deficit is caused by the failure