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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


CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION REPORT AUGUST 2018

From politicians violating human rights to repressive laws and downright violence, the civic space in many West African countries


REVIVING CORPS SENEGAL

Mareme Ndour believes in duty; her duty to manage and lead her colleagues and organisation more effectively as Deputy


WACSI TRAINS CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS ON EVIDENCE BASED ADVOCACY

In line with our mandate to capacitate civil society actors in the sub-region, WACSI organised a 5-day training on Evidence Based


IT IS TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH TO THE ILLICIT DRUG PROBLEM IN LIBERIA

The Senate Committee Chairman on Youth and Sports has called for the decriminalisation of drug use and to consider it from a public health perspect

MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOW JOINS WACSI AS IMMUNISATION ADVOCACY INITIATIVE PROJECT OFFICER

Dr. Annick Sidibe, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow (MWF) from Burkina Faso has joined WACSI as the Immunisation Advocacy


ADVANCING WOMEN’S AGENDA IN WEST AFRICA

Decades after the Beijing Women’s Conference in China, gender equality continues to face stiff resistance across sectors of


CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION REPORT 01-31 JULY, 2018

Over the month of July, the West African civic space has been very dynamic. Many of its actors undertook key actions to improve the lives


2017 CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - STORIES OF CHANGE

This publication showcases leadership stories from various communities within West Africa. The stories highlight the growth and influence of young

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE – A CSLI STORY

“I used to focus on just myself, completing my daily tasks without considering a holistic approach to enhance my organisation’s


EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY

“It was an honour to be a Next Generation Intern with WACSI”, said Cesaltina Travares Sa, after completing a six-month internship at