WACSI NGO Training Series (WACSOF)
1. O Introduction
NGO institutional capacity building is critical. The thrust of a capacity buildingprogram is to strengthen NGO competencies in different aspects of developmentwork through training and institutional development. WACSI organised a trainingworkshop on NGO management for WACSOF. This training was in response to arequest made by WACSOF for WACSI to help it in its restructuring andrepositioning process. During a working session between WACSI and WACSOFin October, WACSOF requested that WACSI provide assistance and capacity todeal with two main challenges facing the institution: 1) Uncertainty over the rolein its structure, particularly between Executive committee and GeneralSecretariat leading to conflicting relations; 2) The need to strength the technicalcapacity of the secretariat in areas of project management and accountability.WACSI and WACSOF have a unique and mutually beneficial relationship withinthe ECOWAS sub-region. It has become imperative that WACSI facilitates theprocess of WACSOF achieving its objectives. This report articulates theconcepts, discussions and comments articulated at the Training workshop. Theworkshop was held at the West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Accra,Ghana from the 4
to the 6
of December 2007.The objectives of the training workshop were to:
Create Awareness Of Management Challenges Non GovernmentalOrganizations (NGOs) Face In The ECOWAS Sub-Region.
Help Create A Dynamic And Sustainable WACSOF Leadership That LeadsTo Significant Community Impact.
Highlight On Preferred Donor-Driven NGO Management Structures AndProcesses Which Make Fund Accessibility Successful.
Focus on Reinventing the Future of NGO Management Processes andConventions within the sub-region.