With the current global macroeconomic downturn and changing priorities of international donors, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in West Africa have been advised to explore indigenous sources for financing community development projects in the region.
The CSOs were also advised to see the need to collaborate when such is necessary to achieve more impacts on development projects rather than working in silos.
Regional Director of Ford Foundation West Africa, Dr Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye, who advocated the option of “community philanthropy,” stated that with the emerging realities, it has become imperative that local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) should begin to think outside the box for strategic alternative local sources of funding.
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Source: Prime Business Africa