Issue Papers

The Use of Term Limits to Enhance Accountable Governance in Africa: Analysis from A Civil Society Activist
February 28, 2020

The Use of Term Limits to Enhance Accountable Governance in Africa: Analysis from A Civil Society Activist

Africa has traditionally been depicted in the scholarly and popular literatures as a place where formal institutional rules are largely …

The Media in West Africa: A Civic Space Emergency
February 10, 2020

The Media in West Africa: A Civic Space Emergency

The media has played significant roles in amplifying citizens’ voices, monitoring public officials’ actions and holding governments accountable. These roles …

Technology and Information System for CSOs
January 27, 2020

Technology and Information System for CSOs

WACSI implemented a technology and information systems capacity strengthening project to strengthen the digital infrastructure of selected civil society organisations …

Reimagining Partnerships with the Private Sector in West Africa
October 23, 2019

Reimagining Partnerships with the Private Sector in West Africa

The development process is complex and requires comprehensive strategies involving all sectors in society including government, the private sector and …

Northern Burkina Faso: A fertile ground for radicalisation and violent extremism?
December 21, 2018

Northern Burkina Faso: A fertile ground for radicalisation and violent extremism?

On January 15, 2016, Burkina Faso underwent a major jihadist attack. This attack carried out by Al Qaeda in the …

The influence of social media on democracy in Côte d’Ivoire
October 2, 2018

The influence of social media on democracy in Côte d’Ivoire

Ivorians, just like their counterparts in several African countries are increasingly using the various social media channels to communicate, to …

Decriminalising Drug Use: Why It Is Important For Ghana
December 31, 2016

Decriminalising Drug Use: Why It Is Important For Ghana

There is a significant academic debate about the decriminalization of marijuana in the country, and this has received some degree …

Civil Society Sustainability and Local Capacity Development
November 23, 2016

Civil Society Sustainability and Local Capacity Development

Capacity development has been recognised as a fundamental component of development in the 21st Century. One conclusion from several major …

Running with Capacity Development WACSI’s Marathon Experience-
June 23, 2016

Running with Capacity Development WACSI’s Marathon Experience-

The foundation of every building is dependent on the kind of structure an architect envisions for it. Whether it is …

Beyond Core Funding Many Faces of Civil Society Sustainability
December 31, 2014

Beyond Core Funding Many Faces of Civil Society Sustainability

Ghana has a vibrant and diverse civil society sector which has been an active participant and contributor to the development …