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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Contain COVID-19 in Sierra Leone
April 20, 2020

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Contain COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

On April 11, the Republic of Sierra Leone marked the start of a fourteen days inter-district lockdown (from 11 to …

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Social Movement: A Vital Instrument for Social Accountability in Africa
March 4, 2020

Social Movement: A Vital Instrument for Social Accountability in Africa

Social accountability is an approach towards building accountability that relies on civic engagement in which citizens participate directly or indirectly …

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Impact of Social Media on African Youth
February 10, 2020

Impact of Social Media on African Youth

In contemporary society, social media has made access to information easier. Social media has the potential to fundamentally change the …

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7 Feasible Ways to Expand Civic Space in West Africa in 2020
January 28, 2020

7 Feasible Ways to Expand Civic Space in West Africa in 2020

The effective implementation of WACSI’s interventions is dependent on civil society’s contributions and feedback on the Institute’s work in promoting …

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Enhancing Digital Security Awareness for CSOs in Africa
October 23, 2019

Enhancing Digital Security Awareness for CSOs in Africa

Over the last two decades, technology tools available for civil society actors in Africa have tremendously evolved.  Journalists and activists …

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Legal Practices & Regulatory Frameworks
May 31, 2019

Legal Practices & Regulatory Frameworks

In the last two decades, civil society has made significant strides in giving communities a voice to challenge governments and …

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4 Common Reasons why CSOs Struggle with M&E
May 30, 2019

4 Common Reasons why CSOs Struggle with M&E

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are two separate but complementary functions, that together form part of an emerging development practice within …

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Analysis of the DDR processes of Women ex-combatants
May 6, 2019

Analysis of the DDR processes of Women ex-combatants

The DDR process is a vital program in the phase of rebuilding lasting peace. In Africa, many states weakened by …

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Social Movements and Social Change in Africa
April 26, 2019

Social Movements and Social Change in Africa

The last decade saw an apparent resurgence of social movements in Africa, especially in the aftermath of the 2011 “Arab …

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Demystifying the Concept of Social Accountability
March 25, 2019

Demystifying the Concept of Social Accountability

Citizen’s voices are increasingly being shut down. Their rights are equally being violated and worst so, by representatives of institutions …

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