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Enhanced Technological Capacities Enhances Programmatic Efficiency of HRAC

In a fast-paced technological and digital age, the ability of civil society organisations (CSOs) to create impact and enhance their...


WACSI Strengthens Enoch Mensah’s Fundraising Skills

Hope for Children and Aged Rehabilitation Centre located in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region Ghana in West Africa was...


Release of Madi Jobarteh: A Big Win for CSOs’ Collective Advocacy in West Africa

I am happy to announce that as Inspector General of Police of The Gambia Police Force, we are dropping all charges against Mr. Madi Jobarteh as of

Strengthening CSO’s Capacities for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Biodiversity Conservation in West Africa

The Upper Guinean Forest of West Africa considered as one of the “global biodiversity hotspots” due to its exceptional...


WACSI Graduates 5th Batch of Interns in its 3rd Strategy Cycle Amidst COVID-19

It is July 2020. The middle of an extraordinary year in the 14 years of WACSI’s existence. Extraordinary because the Institute, like every other

Building a Robust Next Generation of West African Leaders

The Next Generation Internship Programme (NGIP) is WACSI’s flagship youth leadership programme focusing on developing the next generation of West

Enhancing CSOs’ Knowledge and Skills in African and International Human Rights Instruments

As West African states have been implementing anti-COVID-19 directives to curb the global pandemic, civil society organisations have increasingly r

Amadou Oury Bah Testifies to the Added Value of WACSI’s Communications Training

Although COVID-19 has raised significant health, economic, social and human rights challenges, the global pandemic can also be viewed as...


AWDF Capitalises on Technological Products during COVID-19

West African CSOs are increasingly putting efforts into leveraging on ICTs mobilise support, coordinate response mechanisms and raise awareness on

“Technology is here with us! We need to embrace it and take advantage of it”: Gertrude Bibi Annoh-Quarshie to CSOs in West Africa

Many CSOs in West Africa do not have Internet-based and technology tools through which they can communicate their activities as front liners in the

WACSI Boosts Communication Skills of CSOs in Ghana during COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated the existing challenges that West African civil society organisations (CSOs) normally face.


Citizens-focused Feedback and Information Hub on COVID-19 Launched in Ghana

On Thursday, 25 June 2020, STAR Ghana and Penplusbytes’ organised a webinar to officially launch and deploy a COVID-19 ‘info-for-all’ website

Google for Nonprofits launches in Ghana and Nigeria!

Ghanaian and Nigerian nonprofits are now able to join the Google for Nonprofits program.


COVID-19: WADPN Provides Emergency Humanitarian Responses to Persons who use Drugs

While West Africa has increasingly become an important hub for the global trade of illegal drugs, drug policy in the region has shown considerable

WACSI Strengthens the Communication Skills of CSOs in Côte d'Ivoire and Cape Verde during COVID-19

The civil society sector has been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby reducing civil society organisation’s (CSO) capacity to effectively

WACSI’s First Female Chairperson Begins Her Term of Office

Mrs. Ayodeji Fajemirokun, a technology consultant chaired her first board meeting at WACSI in her capacity as the board chairperson.


WACSI Holds First Board Meeting Online Amidst COVID-19

WACSI organised its statutory first board meeting for the year. The meeting was organised online for the first time in the Institute’s 13 years o

2020 Next Generation Internship Programme: Call for Applications (July - December 2020)

WACSI is seeking interns interested in enhancing their civic consciousness and developing their professional capacity.


Civil Society and Ghana Beyond Aid (GBA) Agenda in the context of COVID-19: A strategic opportunity to revisit the GBA Charter

On 30 April 2020, the West Africa Civil Society Organisation (WACSI) in collaboration with the Ghana CSO Platform on the SDGs organised a webinar t

WACSI Strengthens the Capacity of GNDR Partners to Mobilise Resources

Over the last decade, West African CSOs have been leveraging on digital democratisation to voice their constituencies interests to contribute to so

“Feed the Hungry and Save a life.” Together we do more! - SCP

Street Children Project (SCP), is a legitimate Ghanaian based organisation operating in the Ashanti Region (Kumasi). Running under the vision “th

COVID-19: How WACSI Supports CSOs’ Sustainability

The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has created a global health crisis that significantly affects citizen’s habits across the world.


Call for Application: “Sankofa” Small Grants Programme 2020

The Embassy of France to Ghana launched in March 2020 the Sankofa support project for higher education and research in heritage and tourism in Ghan

Most Active Organisation Sharing its Impact on the West Africa CSOs E-Directory - ASERD

Since ASERD establishment, it has strived and contributed significantly in transforming the lives of the people of Nalerigu and beyond through durb

Ghanaian CSOs Equipped to Effectively Mobilise Communities to Demand Accountability

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ghana play a vital role in influencing policies in the country. They also play key roles in...


CSOs Equipped to Respond to Cyber Security Threats

Civil society organisations (CSOs) across West Africa are showing innovation by using technology to advance their work. In fact, technology allows

30 CSOs in Northern Ghana Equipped with Practical and Effective Communication Skills

Communication remains an indispensable tool in the development sector. Yet, frontline actors comprised of community based organisations, faith base

Precautionary Measures to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

WACSI would like to bring to the attention of staff, partners and the general public, key measures it is putting in place to support global efforts

WACSI CONVENES KEY CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS IN GHANA TO ASSESS THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR CSOS IN THE COUNTRY

An enabling environment is key for civil society sustainability. However, across the globe, there have been growing concerns of threats to civil...

CALL FOR APPLICATION: PARLIAMENTARY ADVOCACY AND ENGAGEMENT TRAINING

The PA&E training is designed to respond to the gap identified in the ability of civil society organisations (CSOs) to effectively engage with

Equipping Young West Africans with Skills to Smoothly Transition from Academia to the Work Milieu

Between 2008 and 2019, WACSI has trained 53 young professionals and graduates through its flagship NGIP with support from Ford Foundation and the O

PRESS RELEASE: Rights CoLab and Partners Join Forces to Map Civil Society Innovation to Advance Human Rights  

New Collaborative Website to Aid Groups Exploring Alternative Organisational Forms and Revenue Models.


WACSI Board Expresses Delight with 2019 Accomplishments

On Friday 13 December 2019, the board and management of WACSI held the second and last board meeting for the year. This meeting was the second in t

West African Activists enhance their ability to effectively conduct Non-Violent Mobilisation

Since the 1990s, with the institution of the multiparty democracy, the number of electoral democracies in West Africa has been on the rise.


WACSI engaged the Civic Leadership Track of 15th Cohort of YALI RLC West Africa

As part of its commitment to groom the next generation of West African leaders, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) has been a key

STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITIES OF CSOs TO ELIMINATE CHILD MARRIAGE IN NIGER

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of girls in Niger get married before their 18th birthday. This makes Niger the country with the highest prevalence of c