WACSI, a leading civil society organisation that serves civil society in West Africa by providing them with requisite skills to be effective and efficient has identified and scheduled some of its courses for 2013.
Beneficiaries of WACSI’s courses have expressed satisfaction with the content, methodology, experience sharing opportunities and the expertise demonstrated by West African experts who facilitate the sessions.
(List of courses scheduled for 2013) The Institute has been in operation since 2007. It has organized trainings that have benefitted CSOs from 11 West African countries addressing capacity gaps identified within the institutional and operational management of organisations.
The Institute’s specially designed training courses offer three benefits:
Developing Robust Organizations and their Partners: WACSI’s courses provide organizations, their staff and partners with requisite knowledge and skills to achieve their mandate. The Institute puts together needs-based or demand-driven courses or both, to enhance the functional and operational capacities of civil society practitioners and their organizations respectively.
Ensuring Knowledge Comprehension: WACSI’s training methodology involves participatory interaction and working in teams. This is done to deepen the understanding of concepts and encourage active participation and contribution of participants. The training methods utilized during WACSI’s trainings encourage ‘learning-by-doing’ amongst participants.
Promoting Networking: WACSI’s trainings bring together civil society practitioners from different sectors, as well as West African experts to facilitate the trainings. It serves as an opportunity for participants to develop new working relationships and forge new partnerships.
(List of courses scheduled for 2013) Potential participants are requested to apply and secure their places on or before the stated deadlines to guarantee their participation in these courses.
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.