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Are you interested in #research   on civil society and #development  in #Africa?
Join us in the upcoming #research  conference in #Accra  from April 19 - 20, 2016
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We are currently accepting applications for our 2015 courses.

Apply now for the twin-packed courses on Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing and Financial Management and Grants Reporting that are coming up in May this year. You can contact 

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The dialogue aims at convening #civil# society actors, relevant government officials and agencies, #development partners and the academia together to discuss strategies to uphold and strengthen democratic values during the five (5) forthcoming #elections in the region. This platform serves as an opportunity for all stakeholders to deliberate on the subject of transparent, free, fair and violence-free elections and share recommendations on best practices for the promotion of democratic governance in the region. 

We would appreciate the confirmation of your availability to participate in the dialogue to enable us in the coordination of logistical arrangements. 

For any enquiries please contact or Trixie Akpedonu at or call 0302542010/0302522589

Venue: WACSI Secretariat, Accra, Ghana 
Date: Thursday, 26 February, 2015
Time: 9.00 – 1.00pm
Add a comment... society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa have resolved to increase efforts towards the fight against drug trafficking and use in the region. They re-iterated their commitment during a two-day workshop from February 11 to 12, 2015 in Accra.
The workshop convened forty participants from CSOs from all countries in the region except Togo and Mauritania. They revisited international policies and institutions that exist to back-up efforts to combat the drug menace. 
The workshop gave participants an opportunity to acknowledge the strong factors in West Africa that can pave way to significantly minimise the current threats posed by the drug menace in the region. 
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Drug related problems exist on all levels of society. It equally needs to be addressed by the collective efforts of all sectors within the society including civil society and the media. Civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa are taking active measures to contribute in current efforts to curb drug trafficking and use in the region. From Wednesday February 11, to Thursday February 12, 2015, CSOs from all member states of the Economic Community for West Africa will converge in Accra to brainstorm and strategise on practical measures to combat this menace.  The WACD, together with CSOs including international non-governmental organisations such as the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) and the Open Society Foundations will meet to develop the capacity of CSOs in the region on issues related to drug policy, drug prevention and treatment, harm reduction, security and governance, and effective advocacy. This is to empower them to be strategic and influential actors in the war against drugs in West Africa. - See more at:
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Hi Shubham Sharma, thank you for contacting us. What do you mean by civil branch so we can respond appropriately?. Thanks
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LITE-Africa is a national development organization that has been operating in Nigeria since 1999 with a vision to create a safe space for peace and development action and a mission to facilitate community and human development, foster good governance and create inclusive and diverse networks and collaborations within the Niger Delta and beyond. We are currently seeking applications for the vacant post of Associate Executive Director, which will be based in Ugbolokposo–Warri, Delta State.
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Did you miss out something on the first Annual conference for CSOs in 2014?

Here's a quick video recap of the two day conference. What are some of the issues civil society should focus attention on addressing in 2015?
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Civil Society Workshop on Drug Policy in West Africa. February 11 - 12, 2015 in Accra. Partner: +West Africa Civil Society Institute +Open Society Foundations
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Hi Everyone, we are very happy to share with you highlights from our engagements in 2014 as we look forward to working more closely with you all in 2015.

Please watch this 6 minutes video to have a recap of our year. Thanks for watching

Which of such programmes will you want WACSI to deliver for you in 2015?
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Strengthening civil society.

WACSI’s mission: WACSI is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations through capacity strengthening programmes for increased and effective policy engagement, and the promotion of development, good governance and democratic values in West Africa.

WACSI's Vision: WACSI envisions a West Africa of efficient, effective, and influential civil society functioning as strategic partners for democracy, good governance and sustainable national development.

Our Theory of Change: We enhance the capacity of civil society to adequately and effectively partner government and the private sector to achieve sustainable development in West Africa.