ECOWAS Grant Management Training for Non State Actors in West Africa - Training Narrative Report (October, 2011)
ECOWAS in collaboration with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) organised a training course for ECOWAS Non State Actor partner’s within the sub region in Accra, Ghana from the 18-20 October, 2011. The overall objective of the training course was to develop the grants management capacities, resource mobilization and proposal writing skills of selected Non-State Actors (NSAs).
In 2008, the European Union through the ECOWAS Commission launched a Call for Proposals with the global objective to strengthen the capacity of NSAs to enable them to play an effective and relevant role in the regional integration process.
NSAs within the ECOWAS region were given the opportunity to send their grant proposals to source funds from the European Development Fund (EDF) to support their developmental agendas in their respective countries. Following the evaluation of the proposals and validation of their eligibility in line with European Union guidelines, 12 applicants out of 67 NSAs representing West Africa were recommended for grants provided by the European Union Development Fund.
ECOWAS Grant Management Training for Non State Actors in West Africa - Training Narrative Report (October, ...