China is the world's second largest economy, and its leading exporter in goods. It is also Africa's single most influential global trading partner, increasing from $10 billion (1990) to $200 billion (2012).
On Monday April 22, 2013, Ghanaian born George Osei Bimpeh, Executive Director of SEND Ghana, a Think Tank that works to influence trade and agricultural policies, shared how his four month stay as intern at WACSI in 2008 elevated his professional career to new dimensions.
The Executive Director of WACSI, Nana Afadzinu, has assured development partners of WACSI’s willingness and commitment to lead in the effort to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations in West Africa.
Nigerian born Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of UNIDEP in Senegal has handed the baton of stewardship of the Board and managerial team of WACSI to Prof. John Igue from Benin.
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.