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WACSI 2010 Annual Report (English)

WACSI 2010 Annual Report (English)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
About WACSIMessage rom the Board ChairExecutive Director’s ReportMessage rom our PartnersMessage rom our TrainersReections rom the Capacity Building OcerReections rom the Policy Advocacy OcerSIPRI-OSI Security and Governance ProjectMessage rom our Next Generation InternsMessage rom our Past InternsFinancial HighlightsWACSI Sta
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ABOUT WACSI
The West Arica Civil Society Institute (WACSI) wasestablished by the Open Society Initiative or West Arica(OSIWA) in 2005 to reinorce the capacities o civil societyin the sub-region.
WACSI’s Mission
is to strengthen the institutionaland operational capacity o Civil Society Organizationsto engage in policy intervention and the promotion odemocratic values and principles in West Arica.
The Vision
is to strengthen civil society organizationsas strategic partners or the promotion o democracy, goodgovernance and national development in the sub region.The role o WACSI is to serve as a resource centre ortraining, research, experience sharing and dialogue or CSOsin West Arica
Regional ocus
Having understood thechallenges that developmentpractitioners ace in theWest Arican sub region, ourcreative and custom-madeinterventions continue torespond to operational andinstitutional challenges onational and regional civilsociety institutions in Liberia,Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana,Sierra Leone, Guinea, Coted’Ivoire and Senegal. In thenear uture, the Institute willocus on invigorating thecapacities o developmentpractitioners in Mali, BurkinaFaso, Niger, Gambia, CapeVerde and Guinea Bissau.Since July 2007, WACSI hassuccessully completed over50 capacity developmentengagements or more than1200 civil society institutions,oundations, NGOs andgovernment agenciesoperating in the West Aricansub region. The Institute hasconducted engagements in9 countries in the sub region.We currently continue toserve the vast majority othe clients we served sinceour inception, and manyo our engagements withnew clients come throughreerences rom peopleamiliar with our work.
Our track record
The Institute has built workingrelationships with the ollowingreputable institutions: AricanWomen’s Development Fund,Daphne Foundation, GermanTechnical Cooperation,International Coalition or theResponsibility to Protect, KofAnnan International PeacekeepingTraining Centre, Open SocietyInitiative or West Arica, OpenSociety Institute, OSI’s InternationalWomen’s Programme, StockholmInternational Peace ResearchInstitute, Trust Arica, West AricanCivil Society Forum , Women,Peace and Security Network-Arica, World Federalist Movement-Institute or Global Policy,Embassy o France Cooperationand Cultural Aairs Oce, theArica CSO Platorm or PrincipledPartnership and the EconomicCommunity o West Arican StatesCommission.
Our PartnersOur uture ambition
WACSI is positioningitsel to becomea civil societyknowledge sharinghub and a crediblecentre o learningwith internationalrecognition andaccreditation. Weenvision a veritable civilsociety resource centrethat caters or thecapacity developmentneeds o civil societyorganizations in WestArica.
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