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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: .. Blog.. WACSI Services.. Partners.. Language:.. English.. |.. French.. West Africa Civil Society Institute.. wacsi.. org.. Home.. Programmes.. Training and Capacity Building.. Training Events and Activities.. Training Courses.. Policy Advocacy.. Meetings/Forums.. Research and Documentation.. Research Activity.. Resource Center.. Next Generation Internship and Volunteering.. Research Fellowship.. Publications.. eNewsletters.. WACSeries.. Research Reports.. Learning Resources.. Annual Reports.. Training and Assessment Reports.. Forum Reports.. Internship Reports.. Other Reports.. Newsroom.. Directories.. Experts Database.. Ghana CSO Directory.. Regional CSO Directory.. Resource Centre.. About Us Contact.. Support Our Vision.. West Africa Civil Society Institue.. x.. Feedback.. Thanks for the interest.. If you would like to submit some content to WACSI, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.. Name.. Email.. Your message.. Send.. Civil Society News.. Passionate appeal to Fight Drug Trafficking and Use across West Africa.. Civil society organisations (CSOs) from West Africa have been urged to contribute enormously in the fight against illicit drug production, trafficking, and use across West Africa.. Countries.. Equipping Civil Society Organisations to better Assess Development Projects.. 34 civil society practitioners from civil society organisations (CSOs) and a government institution have benefitted from a 3 – day training on Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M E) organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Accra, Ghana.. Call for Applications: Policy Research Methodology and Policy Analysis Training.. Application deadline is 28 October 2013.. About WACSI.. WACSI is positioning itself to become a civil society knowledge sharing hub and a credible centre of learning with international recognition and accreditation.. We envision a veritable civil society resource centre that caters for the capacity development needs of civil society organisations in West Africa.. read more.. Training.. Courses.. More.. Upcoming trainings.. Training Calendar.. Policy Research Methodology and Analysis.. 02.. 12 - 06.. 12.. 2013.. Apply online for WACSI.. Training Courses.. If you would like to attend our training or workshop, please fill out our online application.. here.. News  ...   cases and their decisions are enforced or fully complied with by state parties.. West African Civil Society Situation Report - 25 October 2013.. 25 October, 2013.. The Civil Society Situation Report is a weekly compilation of news on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa.. It serves as a tool to monitor trends and changes in both fields across the region.. Download report for the week of October 18-24 here.. Application for a Specialised Training Session on Security and Protection of Journalists.. Target countries: Mali, Niger, Nigeria Topic: Security and Protection of Journalists Venue of the training: Mali Date: From the 18th to the 21st of November, 2013 Deadline for submission of applications: November 03, 2013.. Resource Centre.. The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region.. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations.. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.. For more info please contact us:.. resourcecentre@wacsi.. Where We Work.. WACSI.. Updates.. Sign in for WACSI Updates:.. First Name.. Surname.. Country.. Organization.. Subscribe.. Follow us:.. RSS.. facebook.. twitter.. linkedin.. flickr.. youtube.. Social.. Accounts.. Blog Posts.. Twitter.. Google+.. Pamela Ofori-Boateng.. The Nightmare in our Society.. 11 October, 2013.. Ebi Botei.. Make More of Ghana’s Cocoa Industry: IMANI Summer Interns Advice the Government of Ghana.. 19 September, 2013.. TEMITAYO EROGBOGBO.. Nigeria: Child Not Bride.. 18 September, 2013.. Visit us on.. Google plus.. West Africa.. Civil Society Institute.. NO.. 9 Bingo Street, East Legon.. P.. O.. Box AT 1956, Achimota.. Accra, Ghana.. Tel: +233 302 542010/ +233 302 550222.. Fax: +233 302 522588.. Email:.. info@wacsi.. Website: www.. wacsi.. org.. Training Toolkits.. WACSI News.. Upcoming Events.. About WACSI.. Our Board.. Our Staff.. Work with Us.. Contact us.. © 2011-2013 West Africa Civil Society Institute..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: WACSI Blog.. Articles posted:.. This Week.. |.. This Month.. This Year.. Articles posted between:.. "Domestic violence does not only lead to the killing of some women; it also leaves others with long-standing mental and physical health problems".. 11 October, 2013.. / Posted by:.. Just when I thought this nightmare in our society is disappearing, another one just popped up in an even graver sense.. One Monday morning whilst I was preparing to go to town around 6am, a news item struck me hard so stopped whatever I was doing to pay rapt attention to the news.. Make More of Ghana’s Cocoa Industry: IMANI Summer Interns Advice the.. 19 September, 2013 / Posted by: Ebi Botei.. IMANI's summer interns Ms.. Ebi Botei and Mr.. Antoine Bichara take a critical look at Ghana's cocoa sector and offer advice to Ghana's government on a sustainable path to realising the full.. 18 September, 2013 / Posted by: TEMITAYO EROGBOGBO.. Nigeria's Senate has failed to remove a  ...   made up of 54 countries, hundreds of ethnic groups, 7 major language families (with 2-3 thousand.. Civil Society’s Sustainability and Future: think like there's no box.. 05 September, 2013 / Posted by: Harrison Boakye Owusu.. I personally believe that the civil society sector can still remain true and committed to its social responsibility and community development initiatives by identifying and adhering to innovative.. Access to Information and Freedom of Expression.. 05 September, 2013 / Posted by: CDD West Africa.. Freedom of expression and access to information is fundamental to state governance and this makes it a fundamental right.. The right of individual to hold opinion without interference, seek, and.. Cameroon Joins Over 60 Nations in Shaping Priorities for the Post 2015.. 02 September, 2013 / Posted by: NGALIM Eugine Nyuydine.. Cameroon is privileged to be selected by the UN among the over 60 countries in the world, to conduct national consultations to stimulate an inclusive debate on a post 2015 development agenda, by..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: WACSI Services.. Text size.. A.. Support Services.. Civil Society Resource Centre.. The Institute’s resource centre serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations.. The resource centre is constantly looking for partnership with universities and other research institutions that may share expertise as well as donate material.. The WACSI Resource Centre also provides access to information on grants and foundations in the US and other parts of the world through its partnership with the Foundation Center, a leading source of information about philanthropy world wide.. Conference  ...   for up to 30 persons at a subsidized cost.. The conference facility provides overhead projector, flips charts and other training materials.. Teleconferencing Services.. Experience a full range of audio conferencing services from WACSI with a variety of options for managing participation.. We tailor our services to accommodate your needs and maximize your audio conferencing experience.. For more information contact:.. admin@wacsi.. West Africa Civil Society Institute.. 9 Bingo Street, East Legon.. Box AT 1956, Achimota.. Accra, Ghana.. Tel: 233 302 542010/ 522589.. Fax: 233 302 522588.. View and print.. map to our East Legon Office.. or follow.. these directions..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: IBIS West Africa.. The Foundation Centre.. OSI International Women’s Program.. International Finance Corporation (IFC) Business Edge.. Governance Commission of Liberia.. Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare, Ghana.. Embassy of France, Ghana.. World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP).. ECOWAS Commission.. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).. Women, Peace and Security  ...   African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF).. Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).. German International Cooperation (GIZ).. African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF).. International Coalition for The Responsibility to Protect (ICR2P).. Trust Africa.. Africa CSO Platform for Principled Partnership (ACPPP).. West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR).. Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: WACSI adds value to civil society existence, effectiveness and efficiency in West Africa.. Programmes Activities.. Training and Capacity Building.. WACSI's Capacity Building Unit offers training and technical assistance to enable development practitioners to improve performance and value creation.. The Unit's tailor-made interventions in organisational development, skills development, peer learning and information exchange are designed to strengthen the operational capabilities and professionalism of CSO actors so they can better influence policy processes.. Policy Advocacy.. Rights-based Approach to Development (Tamale, Ghana).. Application Deadline: August 17 2013.. Venue: Tamale, Ghana.. The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is pleased to welcome your application to participate in its course on “Rights-based Approach to Development (RBAD) Training” for CSOs in the Northern Region of Ghana.. The RBAD training  ...   issues in the 21st century.. Research and Documentation.. The Institute’s.. resource centre.. serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organizations.. The Institute's resource centre is equipped to further strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations through knowledge acquisition.. Volunteering at WACSI.. WACSI’s volunteering program is designed to serve as a contribution to encourage the spirit of civic consciousness in the youth.. Volunteers are viewed as a valuable resource to the Institute, its staff, and partners.. Research Fellowship.. Associate Research Fellow.. Details coming soon.. Next Generation Internship and Volunteering.. Trainings by Countries.. Liberia.. Cote d'Ivoire.. Senegal.. Guinea.. Sierra Leone.. Benin.. Togo.. Nigeria.. Ghana.. Apply Online.. Apply for WACSI Training Courses.. Photos/Videos..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: WACSI adds value to civil society existence, effectiveness and efficiency in West Africa.. WACSI's capacity building initiatives are instrumental in not only fulfilling the development needs of institutions and individuals, but also creating a space for networking, collaboration and cooperation between the various actors of civil society in the West African sub region.. The Unit’s training strategies include regional and national targeted initiatives in selected countries in response to identified operational challenges, demand driven requests and scheduled fee paying courses.. The Institute’s training interventions provide a forum for:.. - Imparting New Techniques and Methods.. - Exchanging Ideas.. - Enhancing Analytical Competencies.. - Sharing Experiences.. - Bridging Differences.. - Strengthening the Functional Capabilities of CSOs through Mutual Collaboration and Partnership.. Training Programmes.. Institutional Development.. Corporate Governance.. NGO Management.. Board Governance.. Human Resource  ...   experienced professionals who deliver our national and regional tailored initiatives, scheduled fee paying training courses, and deliver tailor-made training courses and services for civil society in the sub region.. Our trainers are frequently up-to-date on the newest development thinking, and new ways of working, and they bring the added value of rich, broad base experience and stimulating innovation.. For further information, please contact:.. capacitybuilding@wacsi.. Training Events and Activities.. Training Activities.. 24 April, 2012.. Through training initiatives, WACSI organizes tailor-made training courses for organizational and skills development.. These tailor-made trainings are designed to address CSOs’ needs and contexts.. Specific courses are organised yearly by the Institute to enhance the institutional and operational capacities of CSOs in West Africa in each of the following operational areas of CSOs’ work.. Meetings/Forums.. Research Activity.. Resource Center..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: Organizational Development.. •Corporate Governance.. •NGO Management.. •Human Resource Management.. •Governance and Leadership for Boards.. Skills Development.. •Personal Productivity Skills.. •Monitoring and Evaluation.. •Fundraising and Resource Mobilisation.. •Project Proposal Formulation and Grants Management.. •Financial Management and Budgetary Control.. •Results Based Management.. •Networking and Alliance Building.. •Influential Leadership for Women’s Organizations.. •Community Mobilization, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Learning and Action (PLA).. •Policy Research Analysis.. •Policy Advocacy and Engagement.. •Introduction to Policy Advocacy and Engagement.. •Advanced Course in Policy Advocacy and Engagement.. The Institute’s specially designed training courses offer three benefits:.. Developing Robust Organizations and their Partners:.. WACSI’s courses  ...   or demand-driven courses or both, to enhance the functional and operational capacities of civil society practitioners and their organizations respectively.. Ensuring Knowledge Comprehension:.. WACSI’s training methodology involves participatory interaction and working in teams.. This is done to deepen the understanding of concepts and encourage active participation and contribution of participants.. The training methods utilized during WACSI’s trainings encourage ‘learning-by-doing’ amongst participants.. Promoting Networking:.. WACSI’s trainings bring together civil society practitioners from different sectors, as well as West African experts to facilitate the trainings.. It serves as an opportunity for participants to develop new working relationships and forge new partnerships..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: Application deadline: October 28 2013 In order to influence governance and national policies, civil society needs to be able to do undertake credible investigative and policy research and analysis to produce cogent reports, policy briefs, monographs and books around which more focused advocacy can be launched.. This is important, because too often government officials tend to dismiss.. 02-06 December, 2013.. Apply online.. Introduction to Policy Advocacy and Engagement.. Application deadline: September 9 2013 Policy advocacy is a strategy to influence policy makers when they make laws and regulations, distribute resources, and make other decisions that affect people’s lives.. The principal aims of advocacy are to create policies, reform policies, and ensure policies are implemented.. 11-13 September, 2013.. Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation.. Application deadline: September 20 2013 The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) invites you to apply for a specialised training on Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation.. This module will enable you to  ...   to achieve social, political and policy change.. Participants will build on existing skills to help plan and deliver effective advocacy strategies and build capacity and confidence in the ways in which relate to different.. 26-29 August, 2013.. Application Deadline: August 17 2013 Venue: Tamale, Ghana The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is pleased to welcome your application to participate in its course on “Rights-based Approach to Development (RBAD) Training” for CSOs in the Northern Region of Ghana.. The RBAD training seeks to introduce participants to the concept of rights-based approach to development;.. Financial Management and Budgetary Control.. Application deadline: August 7 2013 Civil society practitioners involved in community action have the responsibility of ensuring that their limited resources are used effectively while implementing programmes.. However basic financial management skills are often lacking and financial accountability often gets side-lined during programme implementation.. Good financial management is very.. 14-16 August, 2013.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Next..

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  • Title:  West Africa Civil Society Insitute (WACSI)
    Descriptive info: Though, there is an increased awareness on the needs for development stakeholders, especially civil society actors and organizations including NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, youth networks and women’s groups/association to adopt RBA approaches in programme development, however, correct application of these approaches in practice has been utterly fragmented.. Thus, it has become imperative for both rural and urban development practitioners to understand, get acquainted to, and be well equipped with requisite information, skills and techniques to enable them effectively and efficiently make use of RBA tools and apply RBA techniques to support and promote various indigenous development agenda.. GOAL:.. The overarching goal of the training is to introduce emerging and experienced civil society actors in the northern region of Ghana to the concept of rights-based approach to development; and deepen participant’s practical understanding on human rights concepts at local, national and international levels, as well as enhance their ability to establish linkages between human rights issues and development.. WHAT TO EXPECT:.. This course has been specially designed to help participants understand RBA concept and its importance to development programming.. It will equally deepen participants understanding on  ...   Expose participants to existing tools, to facilitate the use of rights-based approaches in development planning, implementation and project/programme evaluations;.. - Raise participants’ self-awareness in terms of behaviour, attitudes and values in undertaking human rights based development initiatives.. Training Methodology:.. The facilitation methodologies will include:.. - Facilitation.. - Brainstorming.. - Case studies analysis,.. - Audio-visual aids, and.. - Group work and role-plays.. Training Audience/Target group.. The training is designed for staff of broad-ranged CSOs in the northern region of Ghana including Non-Governmental organizations, Community-based organisations, Faith-based organisations, Youth networks, women’s groups and associations amongst others, interested in adopting RBA approach to their work.. HOW TO APPLY?.. Complete, sign and email.. application form.. to policyadvocacy@wacsi.. org or.. Apply online, by clicking on the '.. Apply Online.. ' button below.. CONTRIBUTION FEE:.. A Course contribution fee of GHc600.. 00 (Six Hundred Ghana Cedis Only, excluding bank transfer charges if applicable).. The fee covers: Tuition, Feeding, Training materials, WACSI Publications and Certificate of Participation.. Participants will bear all costs related to transportation and accommodation in Tamale.. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday June 28, 2013.. Download.. list of courses scheduled for 2013..

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    Descriptive info: Policy Advocacy Forums and Meetings.. Through its policy advocacy series, the Institute provides various platforms for civil society to enhance its engagement and collaboration with policymakers and institutions working on critical issues affecting the sub-region.. Policy positions that emanate from these sessions are published and circulated to relevant policy makers.. Periodically, the Institute also commissions policy position papers to examine specific issues within its mandate.. The reports of these papers forms the basis for discussion and debate by stakeholders before being adopted, and disseminated for policy actions.. Annual West African Women’s Policy Forum Series.. The West African Women’s Policy Forum was instituted as an annual policy forum by the WACSI and the Women in Peace Security Network-Africa (WIPSEN-Africa) in 2008 to inform, guide, influence and monitor policy formulation and implementation on issues that affect women’s peace, security and participation in political governance and decision-making in West Africa.. Specifically, the forum platform aimed at addressing the prevailing lack of strategy, chasm in collaboration and broad based advocacy in women’s attempts to influence policies in the region.. The specific objectives of the forum includes to:.. Promote a platform for women’s groups to strategise on how to maximise their efforts;.. Improve coalition building among women’s groups and organisations;.. Provide the space for women in decision making positions in governments and intergovernmental institutions and civil society to interact and collaborate on influence policies;.. Serve as a annual reflection space for a cross section of women in the region;.. Reduce competition among women’s groups and harness a culture of collaboration and.. Provide an avenue for West Africa women to form linkages to women working in other regions of the world.. Since the institutionalization of the platform in 208, the conveners have successfully held four forums in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria and Liberia.. First Annual Women’s Policy Forum – “Assessing the Gains, Advancing the Agenda”, Accra Ghana.. The first forum in held from December 2 – 3, 2008 in Accra, Ghana, convened cross section of women from different fields (including civil society, practitioners, politicians, academia) to reach consensus on topical issues facing women in West Africa.. The forum set the first regional platform provide for women’s groups, associations, coalition and women in government and other decision making positions to reflect on issues affecting women overall security in the region and design concrete strategies for influencing, informing or formulating policy options which will address those issues.. At the end of the 2day meeting, 42 policy recommendations directed at National government, ECOWAS, Civil Society were made by forum delegates.. The published report of the forum has bee widely disseminated by WACSI..  ...   terms of women’s involvement in political parties; participation in political processes; and ascension to appointed or elected positions.. Third Annual Women’s Policy Forum – “Increasing Women’s Visibility: A framework for Political action for 2011 and 2012”.. Noting the recommendations of the 2nd Forum, which called for the movement of women from the rhetorical participation in political games but to adopt the act of using their numerical value strategically to amplify their engagement and presence in all levels of governance and decisionmaking, as well as ensuring women’s full participation in political processes, the 3rd Forum held in from 6 – 7 December, 2010 in Abuja, Nigeria on the theme “Increasing Women’s Visibility: A framework for Political action for 2011 and 2012” brought together women delegates (old and new) including development agencies to examine and develop strategies to amplify women’s numerical representation and visibility, engagement and candidacy in upcoming election processes in West Africa between 2011 – 2012.. The delegates representing 8 counties in West Africa reviewed existing strategy(ies) focused at increasing women’s numerical value and representation in politically elected offices including national parliaments and discerned contextualized and contemporary tactics through which women’s opportunities could be maximized in the upcoming 2011 – 2012 considering the fact that 7 countries were due for elections during this period.. Importantly, the 2nd forum identified various windows of opportunities available to women’s political/electoral financing at the national, regional, continental and international levels and discerned possible means to explore.. Fourth Annual Women’s Policy Forum - “Win With Women: Best Practices in Promoting Women’s Quantitative and Qualitative Representation in Decision Making”.. In stressing the objective of the forum series on “increasing women’s visibility and active participation in politics”, the 4th forum held in Monrovia, Liberia from 7-8 September, 2011 provided West African women the desired space to reflect on previous failures and achievements and also learn from the experiences of women from other parts of Africa specifically on how to develop effective strategies for women’s meaningful representation in politics.. The delegates learnt from women from other part of the continent where women have successfully increased their visibility in decisionmaking including Rwanda, Uganda, amongst others, who came to share their experiences and best practices.. The 4th forum also saw the inauguration of the member of the West African Women Election Observation Team (WAWEO), a team recommendation by the delegates at the 2nd forum held in Abidjan to observe all elections in West Africa with the view of protecting the interest of women and reporting all cases of unfairness, injustice, discrimination or intimidation of women electorates and candidate to appropriate quarters for effective actions..

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