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STRENGTHENING THE TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY OF RAIDH

In the fast-paced world, we live in now, it is imperative for civil society organisations to not only be abreast with the latest technological applications...


CSOS BEYOND FOREIGN AID: LOCAL FUNDRAISING FOR FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

For decades, civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ghana have relied mainly on international donor funding for their financial sustainability...


CIVIL SOCIETY’S SUSTAINABILITY - NOT ALL ABOUT FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The question of civil society’s sustainability cannot be explored without analysing the implications of financial resource factors for civil society organisations...


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.


SETTING UP AN ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM FOR A CSO: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

Having worked in the non-governmental and civil society sector for more than twenty years, one observation I can confidently state is that good...


BRIDGING THE INTER-GENERATIONAL GAP BETWEEN WOMEN’S ACTIVISTS IN WEST AFRICA

In early 2018, a video went viral where a young boy in a relay race took over a baton and ran in the opposite direction. He ran so fast...


PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS

Having board members that are actively engaged in the mission and performance of the organisation is highly critical. However, keeping a board.


MOVING FORWARD FOR OUR GIRLS: ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE IN WEST AFRICA

Child marriage is the practice of parents marrying off their children under the age of 18, sometimes as young as 7 years old, because of tradition.


2019 ELECTIONS: ARE NIGERIAN WOMEN REALLY READY FOR THE TASK OF BEING PRESIDENT?

Nigeria embraced democratic rule since 1999, but not until 2003 did she record her first female presidential candidates in Dr. Sarah Jibril and Late...


REDEFINING FEMINISM AND FEMINIST ACTIVISM IN WEST AFRICA

For decades, feminism has been a key word that has influenced national and international agendas across the globe. The scope and specificities...


TECHNOLOGY AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN WEST AFRICA: THE ADVENT OF A NEW ERA

We currently live in a dynamic world where people are constantly creating new innovations to find better ways of doing things. Thanks to these innovations...


THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: 5 TIPS TO WRITE EXCELLENT REPORTS

Six of us recently joined WACSI as interns. We are all excited about this opportunity because we are aware of the outstanding professional exposure we would...


THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FUNCTIONAL CSO BOARD

A key driver of operational resilience and sustainability is the capability of civil society organisations (CSOs) to establish and cultivate effective boards...


HOW CAN CSOS IN WEST AFRICA MAKE USE OF OPEN DATA?

There used to be a time when data was something only academics and statisticians had to worry about.  But in recent times, there has been an increased...