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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


THE FUTURE OF CIVIL SOCIETY SERIES

The editorials are analytical write-ups on topical themes and emerging issues relevant to West Africa and the development sector


UNEARTHING THE POTENTIAL OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

Since 2015, WACSI hosts two students from the Ghana Institute of Languages every month. During this period, these students work at


NIPSS DELEGATION PAYS WORKING VISIT TO WACSI

In the early hours of Monday 30 July 2018, 16 participants from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) paid a


RESHAPING THE NARRATIVE- A 2017 CSLI STORY

“I was prone to outbursts, lacking tact and an unapologetic disposition”. These were the words that came to mind about Moussa when his..


CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION REPORT 01-31 JUNE,2018

Civil society in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad continued to pursue divergent mandates and face unique challenges, as reflected in


2017 CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - STORIES OF CHANGE


Soaring in life through Internship Programmes: Ms. Nicole Hinshaw Lauds Internship Opportunity with WACSI

It is very essential for students to think of new ways to set themselves apart from other equally qualified and skilled candidates as competition f