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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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One Too Many Child Marriages: Time To Act Is Now!
March 10, 2019

One Too Many Child Marriages: Time To Act Is Now!

Across the world, a girl becomes a child-wife every two (2) seconds. Annually, 15 million girls marry before the age …

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Advancing The Financial Sustainability of Civil Society in Africa
February 25, 2019

Advancing The Financial Sustainability of Civil Society in Africa

Civil society in Africa is facing financial sustainability challenges. In this article, we share valuable lessons from a Shared Learning …

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4 Critical Ways to Support the Women’s Movement in West Africa
October 31, 2018

4 Critical Ways to Support the Women’s Movement in West Africa

Forty women from diverse walks of life have stressed the need for stakeholders, especially decision-makers in Africa to take necessary …

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