OSIWA - Open Society Initiative for West Africa

OSIWA envisions a freer, safer, more integrated, democratic and equitable West Africa

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Political Governance

New Publication: "Making Elections Count: A Guide to Setting Up a Civil Society Election...

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Political Governance

New Publication: "Making Elections Count: A Guide to Setting Up a Civil Society Election...

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Economic Governance

West Africa is generally rich in natural resources. Resources such as oil, phosphates, bauxite,...

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Law, Justice and Human Rights

Trends in West Africa reveal a growing (albeit painfully slow) commitment by governments to...

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Reactualisation du Rapport sur le Secteur de la Justice et l'Etat de Droit et Plaidoyer pour des Reformes dy Systeme Judiciaire Senegalais

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Senegal Political Participation Report

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Promoting the Protection of Fundamental Rights of Women and Girls in Kenema District

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Knowledge Exchange to Strengthen Civil Society - Sierra Leone

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Educational Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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University Clinical Legal Education

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Local Government Accountability and Citizens' Participation

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Sierra Leone Situation Room Technology: Real Time Election Monitoring and Response

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Effective and Reliable Information Dissemination/Sensitization Strategy for the 17th November, 2012 Multiple Elections

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BBC Media Action

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To Strenghthen the Capacities of Paralegals and Provide Efficient, Timely Legal Services

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‘Enhancing Youth Civic Engagement in the 2012 Elections in Sierra Leone’

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Strengthening Radio Democracy’s Capacity particularly around Elections and Accountable Governance Programming (Elecktion Tem)

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Pampana Communication

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Computerization of records and processes in the Law Officers' Department

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National Elections Watch

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Independent Radio Network (IRN)

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To Support a credible and independent radio and newspaper in Sierra Leone

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Senegal Presidential Elections Situation Room

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Mise en Place d'un Conseil Superieur de la Presse

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Medias Sociaux et Citoyennete au Senegal

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Governance and Democracy through Human Rights with Local Girls Forum - (Phase II)

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Talibes et Mineurs en Conflit avec la Loi au Senegal: Solutions Alternatives et Justice Reparatrice

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Strengthening Citizens Movement for Accountability in Senegal

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Projet d'edition de deux brochures sur les consignes de securites et les regles du jeu liant desormais journalistes et forces de securites s

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Observation électorale pour les élections législative du 1er Juillet 2012

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Programme d’observation domestique des élections législatives 2012

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Programme de mobilisation et de communication sociale pour des élections législatives régulières et apaisées au Sénégal

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Security Governance in the Sahel

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OSIWA SERIES

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Strenghtening Africa Voice at the PWYP 10th Anniversary Event

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Peace and Stability in the Mano River

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West Africa Regional Consultation on the Draft Global Best Principles on National Security and Freedom of Information

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Book Project 'Standing Up Against Injustiee

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Strengthning the Capacity of CSOs and Relevant Social Constituencies in West Africa to Vigorously Engage and Advance the Realization of the

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Africa and the International Criminal Court -10 Years On

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WACSI Institutional Support

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Support for Legal Action

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ECOWAS Stability and Report

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Expand and Strengthen Voices to Halt Censorship in West Africa

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High Level Training on Regional Integration - The Dynamics, Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for West African Actors

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Strenghtening Consumer Protection in 3 West African Countries (Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria) for Social and Economic Justice

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Building Policy Practitioners’ Capacity to Effectively Engage in and Support Public Policy Dialogue

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To Provide Support for West African Students to Participate in the 21st African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

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Building Civil Society Capacity and Partnerships to Facilitate the Ratification and the Popularization of the African Charter on Demcracy, E

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Developing a strategy and improving the governnace and management of WADR

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WACSI Donor Conference

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"Titre du projet : Lutte contre l’impunité et éducation aux droits humains à travers la vulgarisation du Statut de Rome portant création de

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PWYP Francophone Africa Meeting in Dakar

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Core Institutional and Operational support for 2012

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“Cours en Leadership pour l’Intégrité en Afrique” (CLIA)

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Subsidy Film in Nigeria

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National Public Hearing on the Review of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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High Level Panel on Energy Policy

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Launch ACID Project

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Advancing Citizens' Engagement with Federal Budget 2013 through the Use of Graphical and Interractive Tools

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Delta State Election Situation Room - Making Votes Count in Delta State Local Government Elections

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Oil Sector Legislative Engagement and Accountability Project

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Facilitating CSO' Engagement with the Constitution Review Process

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Public Education on Emerging Concerns on Governance and Accountability in Nigeria

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How to Build Your Own Country Book Production Project

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Participation in Revenue Management in Bayelsa State

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Strenghtening Interfaith Dialogue for Peace Building, Social Transformation and National Integration

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Strenghtening Citizens' Participation in the Budget Processes of Five Niger Delta States

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Transparency and Accountability in the Oil and Gas Sector

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Citizens' Wealth Platform

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Applying Lessons from Election Court Cases to Reforms in the Independent National Electoral Commission

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Citizens advocacy for the implementation of the Fuel Subsidy Report

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Increasing state accountability for upholding human rights associated with sexual orientation and gender identity

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Democracy Works: Increasing local communities' participation in governance

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Egunje.Info: Bribepayers reporting platform

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Mission AGADEZ

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Uranium Revenue in Niger: Where is the Money

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Capacity Building for Leadership of the National Assembly of Niger

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Strenghtening Elections Management in Niger

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Strengthening Elections Management in Niger

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Appui à la lutte contre la Discrimination & émergence de la femme dans le processus de développement Régional de Doss

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Projet Enseignement des droits humains en milieu scolaire

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Legislative Monitoring for Transparency and Accountability (LEMTAIL)

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Enhancing Citizens' Participation in Governance of Natural Resources

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Promoting Zero Tolerance to FGM in Libera

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Enhancing Access to Justice and Human Rights Promotion in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Countries of Liberia

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Political Governance for Women in Politics

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Increasing Civil Society Demand for Public Information

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Popularization of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Law amongst the Youth

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Strengthening Community Based Structures to Enhance Women’s & Girls’ Empowerment and Reduce Incidences of Sexual Gender Based Violence

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Education and You: “Monitoring and Improving the Quality of Education through Citizen’s Participation

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Fostering Civic Engagement amongst Community Residents

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Because Accountability Matters - Promoting Open Government Through Improved Communication in Liberia

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Strengthening Civil Society in Liberia and Citizens’ Participation through decision-making process

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Renforcement de Capacites des Journalistes pour la Production d'Emissions Interrractives

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Promotion of fundamental rights and protection of groups and citizens exposed to discrimination (women and girls)

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Increase transparency and accountability and civic participation in and around the legislative elections

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Strengthening the Country Capacity in the Fight Against Corruption and Promotion of Good Governance

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Institutional Support to the Direction Nationale des Droits de l’Homme et des Libertes Fondamentales

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Regional Workshop on Access to public Information Bill

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Addressing the Political Exclusions of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) from the Decentralization System

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Accountability and Responsiveness through Effective Participation of Traditional Leaders in the local Governance Process

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Access to Justice Program to empower women as well as to promote & protect their human rights through the provision of legal aid & legal

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Enhancing Transparency in African Parliaments

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Ghana’s Elections 2012: “Promoting Peaceful, Credible and Issues based Elections in Ghana’s 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Polls”

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Aligning the Mental Health Bill of Ghana with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Première session de formation en droit International humanitaire et Pénal II

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Promotion des Droits de la Femme Rurale et sa Participation aux Initiatives de Paix et de Cohesion Sociale

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Contribution a la jouissance par les femmes de leur droits par le rebforcement des capacites des notabilites des 47 villages & autorite

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Sensiblisation des Populations des Regions du Gbeke et du Hambol au Respect des Droits de l'Homme II

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Documentation of Human Rights Violations and Assistance for Victims of post-electoral violence in Cote d’Ivoire

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Printing of Documents relating to the HAAC's Activities

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Promouvoir l'Insertion de la Charte Africaine de la Democratie, des Elections et de la Gouvernance dans l'Ordre Juridique du Benin

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Participative Campaign Strategies and Electoral Support for Good Governance

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Amelioration de la Connaissance de la Cour par le Public II

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Amelioration de la Connaissance de la Cour par le Public

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Projet d'Amelioration des Conditions de Detention et Respect des Droits de l'Homme

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Professionalisation des Medias au Benin

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Extension du Programme d'Amelioration de la Gouvernance Locale aux Departements de l'Atacora et de la Donga

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PROJET D’APPUI A LA LUTTE CONTRE LES VIOLENCES FAITES AUX FEMMES ET AUX FILLES AU BENIN

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Observatoire de la justice au Bénin

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Projet de contribution à l’amélioration de l’indépendance et du rôle de contre poids des institutions du Bénin

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Symposium de lancement des activites electorales au Senegal

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Falaade Fitinaaji

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Advocacy to rescue the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Nigeria

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Addressing Gender Discrimination through Strategic Litigation and Advocating for Gender Equality

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Projet de reconduite du Numéro Vert pour les femmes victimes de violence

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Evaluation de la condition des Talibés au Sénégal

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Promotion d’une Gouvernance Participative au Sénégal

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Regional Meeting of ECOWAS Electoral Commissions

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Appui à la participation des jeunes à la vie communale et au processus de prise de décisions

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To engage in the key start-up phase of Cote d‟Ivoire‟s transitional justice (TJ) initiatives

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Transitional Justice – Supporting the Ivorian truth and reconciliation initiatives

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Governance Monitoring Programme

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Mobilizing grassroot level participation for effective implementation of anti-corruption laws: a focus on the Whistleblower Law 2006 (Act 72

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Building up public demand for the passage and effective implementation of a Right to Information Law in Ghana

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Promotion and protection of Human Rights and consolidation of social cohesion through capacity building and advocacy with community groups i

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Sierra Leone Cultural Conservation Program

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Capacity Development for OSIWA Partners in Guinea

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Campagne de sensibilisation sur les droits et devoirs des personnes handicapées

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Renforcement de la Participation des Femmes dans les Instances de Prise de Décision Politique

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Capacity building on Extractive Industry (EI) Management for State and Non-State Actors

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CSO capacity enhancement for effective participation and advocacy to ensure accountability and equity in natural resource revenue management

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Promoting Citizen Participation in Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Sector in Ghana

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Capacity building for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nigeria

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Re-equipping West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) after six years of broadcasting and developing a five year strategy for WARD

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Projet d’amélioration de la gouvernance des ressources fiscales en zone minière dans la région administrative de Kindia (PAGREF_RK).

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Renforcement des capacités des organes de surveillance société civile, media et parlement sur les questions de transparence et gestion resp

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Comite de Veille pour le Suivi des Recommandations de l'Audit du Fichier Electoral

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Analyse des dépenses publiques en matière d’éducation primaire : une contribution de la société civile à la bonne gouvernance

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Protecting and promoting the right of YPLHA and YABA in Nigeria

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Implication et renforcement de capacités de l’Episcopat dans l’observation des élections

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Anti-Corruption Internet Database (ACID) 2.0

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Domesticating and applying UN Resolution 2005/69 Framework and Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business

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Operationalizing a West African Women’s Elections Observation Team (WAWEO)

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Elections Results Reporting for the second round of the presidential elections

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Increasing Effective Citizens Participation in the Nigerian Procurement Process

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Developing and maintaining a website for Sierra Leone Truth & Reconciliation Commission

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Deux atelier de formations : « Surveiller et dénoncer la corruption. Formation sur les méthodes et outils participatifs pour les organisati

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National CSOs Forum on Extractives

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Projet d’Appui au Renforcement des Capacités des Elus Locaux en Mobilisation et Gestion des Ressources Fiscales

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Centre de Recherche, d'Etude et de Documentation sur les Institutions et les Législations Africaines (CREDILA)

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Supporting Public Public Procurement Decentralization Through Public Awareness Campaigns

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Elections Peer Learning Between Liberia Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) and the Nigeria Situation Room elected representatives for mo

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Defending Democracy - Support a conference on the theme “Protecting Democracy – Reclaiming Civil Society Space in Africa”

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Research on State Independent Electoral Commissions

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Advocacy to promote public awareness and public participation on the implementation of the Nigerian Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2011

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A Pilot Project To Provide Reading Enrichment For Primary School Children

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National Visioning

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Projet AGORA

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Conduct baseline studies to assess the current state of governance in the following sectors: (i) Electoral laws and management; (ii) Justice

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Organisation d’un séminaire sur les techniques de vote des invalides dans le cadre du code électoral sénégalais

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To support 30th Anniversary Commemoration of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights themed “Current challenges and future opportun

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Civil Society Sensitisation on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Amendment Act 2010

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Building Citizens’ Capacity towards Active Participation in Governance of Oyo state

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Appui aux collectivités locales pour une gestion transparente et efficaces des revenus miniers

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To establish sub-regional consultative meetings on the draft model law on Access to Information (ATI) in Africa and the African Charter on D

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Supporting Credible Elections Through Civic Education

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Supporting the integration of non-state actors into a regional conflict prevention framework

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Organized Youths to engage in democratization process

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Liberia Election Coordinating Committee (ECC)

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West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF)

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Civil Society Organisations -INEC Retreat on 2011 Elections and Elections Audit

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Scholarship Scheme for 60 Students of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia

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Vulgarisation de la constitution du 25 novembre 2010, la charte sur l’accès à l’information publique, le Code des Collectivités Territoria

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Création d’un Espace Audiovisuel

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West Africa Democracy Radio ( WADR)

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Consolidation du processus démocratique au Bénin par une participation citoyenne éclairée.

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Programme de Mobilisation Citoyennes pour des Elections Libres, Transparentes et Apaisees

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IRPAD/JWB

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Citizens Mobilisation for Massive Participation and Active Monitoring of the Electoral Process in Senegal

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Institutional Strengthening for the West Africa Civil Society Institute

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Documentation and Advocacy on Post Election Violence in Nigeria

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Project to support the Passage of the FoI bill into Law

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Justice Without Borders for Migrants – Strengthening Transnational Action for Migrants Rights and Justice

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Project on Voter Education on Mandate Protection in the Nigerian 2011 General Elections in Lagos, Bauchi, C/ Rivers, Kaduna, Edo and Plat St

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West Africa Civil Society Institute’s Administration and running cost

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WADR grant 2010-2011

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Liberia Business Development Service Center

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SKM Sierra Leone equips 16 community based organisations

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Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone country program/office was established in July 2009. In August, 2009, a National...

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Senegal

The Senegal Country Program was launched in August 2009 and has focused its interventions on...

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Nigeria

The Nigeria Country Programme is OSIWA’s oldest country office located in Abuja, Nigeria....

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Niger

Niger has finally made the transition back to democracy. Until recently it was at the crossroads...

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Liberia

The Liberia program is currently supporting post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)...

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Guinea

Strong military leaders have ruled Guinea since independence in 1958, starting with a one-party...

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Ghana

Ghana’s democratic and constitutional progress over the course of the last decade-and-a-half has...

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Cote d’Ivoire

On September 19, 2002, in the most unlikely of West African states, an uprising by armed troops...

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Benin

Benin is one of the most stable, democratic and progressive countries in West Africa. Since the...

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OSIWA Grants FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions What is the threshold for funding? There is no set maximum amount...

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Eligibility And Process

Projects funded by OSIWA are sourced in various ways. Some of these ways include: Proposals...

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Proposal Guidelines

Proposal writing is a challenging enterprise. These guidelines outline what the Open Society...

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Criteria for Selection

Project Is the project relevant to OSIWA’s strategic priorities? Is the project sufficiently...

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Call for proposals

OSIWA seeks proposals aimed at achieving the following specific objectives in the priority...

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West Africa Democracy Radio

The West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) is a trans-territorial radio station set up to facilitate...

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West Africa Civil Society Institute

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative...

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OSIWA SEEKS A MONITORING AND EVALUATION ASSOCIATE

The Monitoring & Evaluation Associate supports the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator in...

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WEST AFRICA EXECUTIVE COURSE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY

The Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug...

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PRESS RELEASE: CINEMA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

  ARTICLE 19, Studio Sankara and Semfilms Burkina are holding their inaugural Senegal edition...

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Inspire Change in Nigeria

  What is the situation for women in Nigeria today? Where have they come from and how much...

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Advancing Women’s Rights in Nigeria

  The Nigerian Constitution has signed several international conventions to promote gender...

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Sierra Leone’s governance, education and justice sectors still lagging

Three recent reports reveal profound reforms are necessary for democratic progression...

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STOP AREVA FROM PUTTING PRESSURE ON NIGER!

SIGN OUR AVAAZ PETITION HERE Why this is important Urgent petition from Oxfam France,...

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A Decade of Reforms: where do we go from here?

  Governance of Natural Resources and its impact on Development in Liberia A known reality for...

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Call for applications: Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa

(Posted 11 February 2014 by Transparency International Secretariat) Transparency...

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Grantee Q&A

  Interview with Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) Executive Officer Marian G. Deah...

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Rap, Hip Hop, graffitis, street arts: OSIWA, urban cultures and citizenship

  The Youth Urban Media Academy (YUMA) project is a multi-disciplinary program for...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing Training for CSOs

  26 – 28 March, 2014 at the WACSI Training Centre, Accra, Ghana  The West Africa Civil Society...

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Understanding the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET): What would it mean for West Africans?

                         Introduction The West Africa region is experiencing a renewed interest...

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Poverty Amidst Abundance: Niger & its Natural Resources

  Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries, is also a nation overflowing in natural...

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Guinea’s Resource-Rich Heartache

  If wealth had a smell, it might just have the scent of Telimele. But that’s only if your eyes...

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Listen: Illicit Financial Flows in Africa Pushing Billions of Dollars Away from Continent

Economies in Africa have lost between $597 billion and $1.4 trillion in net resource transfers in...

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Illicit Financial Flows in Africa Pushing Billions of Dollars Away from Continent

Recent study shows integrity institutions lack effectiveness in controlling looting of wealth...

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Fostering Civic Engagement Amongst Community Residents in Liberia

How can politics be made interesting and innovative for the people of Liberia? That's the...

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The Liberian Bus Project

  “Driving change, our democracy can make life better for ordinary people, but it takes a lot...

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RETHINKING NIGERIA'S PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL (PIB)

  The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and National Energy development: Bridging the gap for...

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Organizing Youth in the Democratization Process in Sierra Leone

The run-up to Sierra Leone's 2012 Presidential elections was a challenging time for the...

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Illicit Financial Flows: A Drain on Africa’s Development, a Challenge to the World’s Governance

  Contrary to what most may believe, Africa is a net creditor to the world with more money...

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From the Ashes: Story of a New Sierra Leone

   Over a decade since the end of Sierra Leone's 11 year civil war, where is the country...

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The trouble with Petroleum Pricing in Nigeria

  What’s the Issue? Petroleum product pricing is a troubling issue in Nigeria and a major focus...

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Press Freedom & Protecting the Identity of Rape Victims in Sierra Leone

  The recent alleged rape of a university student by Sierra Leone’s erstwhile Deputy Minister of...

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How to end violence against women

Often they are economically dependent on the men who violate them. In most cases, families of...

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When Culture Can Kill

  Understanding Perceptions & Attitudes of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Liberia: A...

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Fighting Sexual & Gender-based Violence in West Africa

In 1991, the UN claimed November 25th as the first official International Day for the...

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Benin: Promises for progressive legislative media reforms broken - new report reveals

MEDIA ALERT        Benin: Promises for progressive legislative media...

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Apply for Masters in Public Admin at CEU

  The Central European University (CEU) is offering a two-year Master of Public Administration...

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Listen: How to resuscitate Liberia's Education Sector?

  The Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education (COTAE) is an OSIWA partner and...

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Interview: The quest for a more united West Africa

The quest for a more united West Africa Regional integration can look like many things to many...

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How Mali’s civil society is at the forefront...

  The recent presidential election in Mali was evidence that the country is returning to...

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Domestic violence, forced marriage, land access, female genital mutilation

   The rights of rural women are evolving in Cote d'Ivoire In several villages of...

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Around the Region in Ten Blogs

  Introduction ‘For over a thousand years, West Africa’s precious metals, oils and gas have...

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Why Guinea’s Anti-Corruption Agencies Still Can’t Fight Corruption

Institutional weakness and lack of independence at the root of agencies’ ineffectiveness UNDER...

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Call for Applications: Policy Research Methodology and Policy Analysis Training

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is now accepting applications for the Policy...

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Lampedusa: A graveyard of dreams

  It has happened yet again. A fishing boat carrying an estimated 500 migrants mainly from...

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Rebuilding Mali

  A year ago, Mali was a mess. Just a few days to a presidential election to replace Amadou...

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That massacre in a Kenyan mall

  On Saturday September 21, a group reported to be between 10 and 20 masked assailants armed...

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Mali : not yet out of the woods

By Bukola Oyinloye and Frederick Kwady Ndecky Malian President IBK cut short his rendez-vous...

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Promoting Governance and Citizen’s awareness, OSIWA’s priorities in Benin

On the occasion of the meeting of the OSIWA Board of Directors and Partners’ Forum in Benin –...

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Guinea’s long delayed legislative élections, a blog by Olivier Bucyana

As the legislative elections approach, Guineans are holding their breath and hoping the elections...

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OSIWA seeks French to English and English to French translators.

  Translator terms of reference  The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is an...

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Senegal Youth Debate: Building 21st Century Skills

  Cognizant of the need to build critical skills among young people, the recent Senegal Youth...

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Call for Proposals: Democracy Accountability Project

  The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation...

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OSIWA renews its support for the second round of Elections in Mali

On August 11th, OSIWA demonstrated its commitment to the Malian electoral process by renewing its...

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Let’s bet on ourselves: Fighting inequality and injustice to transform West Africa

  Emerging economies should not solely benefit the rich – the example of Brazil: The need for a...

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Election Situation Room in Mali

On July 28th, APEM, the civil society network that monitors electoral processes in Mali held, in...

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Mali’s Election Management Bodies Mute Allegations of Electoral Fraud

  The press conference held earlier this week for international elections observers by two of...

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Barbershop Politics in Bamako

  “Do you see that? Takokele. That’s the slogan for Ibrahima Boubacar Keita (IBK). It means to...

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Countdown to Elections...

  Last week in Dakar, OSIWA began the first part of its support to the Malian electoral process...

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SKM Sierra Leone equips 16 community based organizations

Society for Knowledge Management Sierra Leone (SKM-SL) has equipped a total of sixteen...

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Communiqué Issued at the end of Dissemination Meeting on the Study of State Electoral Independent Commissions (SIECs)

The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) recently convened a meeting at the Rockview...

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WACSI/ IFC CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Specialized Training on Financial Management and Budgetary Control for CSOs in West Africa

Specialised Training on Financial Management and Budgetary Control for CSOs in West Africa 14–...

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The Elections in Mali: Why they must be postponed

  Reducing the risk of contestation of the results "It would be important for the Malian...

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Opening remarks: “Transparency and Equity in Land Governance: A call to Africa's leadership”

OSISA Project on "Improving SLM and UNCCD Policy and Practice Interaction in Sub-Sahara Africa...

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The local face and context of jihadism in Mali

The fall of northern Mali to a mixture of jihadist groups and irredentist Tuareg rebels last...

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Is Amnesty really the answer?

  Much public outcry was generated by the recent decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria...

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The Round-up: Law, Justice & Human Rights (LJHR) Program in the First Half of 2013

Citizens’ Freedom of Information: The Air Democracy Breaths The Open Society Initiative for West...

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The Round-up: Political Governance Program (PGP) in the First Half of 2013

  During the first half of 2013, security remained a major concern in West Africa,...

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The Round-up: Economic Governance Program (EGP) in the First Half of 2013

Corruption remains an ever-persistent challenge in the sub-region. In the first half of 2013,...

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Speech of the ECONEC President during the Meeting of Experts on the theme "Preventing and Responding to Electoral Violence in West Africa"

  Mr. Chairman, Honourable Ministers and Government Officials here present, Official...

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Bail in Sierra Leone’s Courts: through the lens of the GAVI trials

Introduction The latest high profile corruption scandal which dominated the media for weeks is...

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Opening Remarks at the Meeting of Experts on the Theme "Preventing and Responding to Electoral Violence in West Africa"

  Distinguished participants, It is a pleasure for me to be here today to say a few words to...

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Confronting Tunisia's jihadists

“You are not going to war against the youth, but against the religion of Allah.” The statement,...

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Electoral commissions are meeting to curb electoral violence in West Africa

  Press release Presidents of electoral commissions in West Africa and international experts...

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New Principles Address the Balance between National Security and the Public's Right to Know

  The question of how to ensure public access to government information without jeopardizing...

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CDD Dissemination Meeting on Study of State Independent Electoral Commissions in Nigeria

  The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), in Abuja, with funding support from Open...

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Open Society Fellowship Programs is looking globally for outstanding candidates

OSIWA highly encourages all interested West African candidates to apply The Open Society...

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Creating Spaces for Discussion: Crisis Group’s Recent Guinea & Mali Reports

  On June 11th, OSIWA-Crisis Group-AfriMAP are carrying out a high-level panel discussion in...

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Enhancing Access to Justice and Human Rights Promotion in Liberia

  The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) is a pro-democracy and human rights...

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Women’s Solidarity Incorporated: Promoting Zero-Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Liberia

  Women’s Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) is a local non-governmental organization founded in May...

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Preliminary Report of HURVI'S Training on Investigation, Monitoring, & Reporting of Human Rights

 Communique In a bid to foster professional human rights research and documentation in Nigeria,...

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West African Civil Society considers new strategy to address critical challenges

  West Africa civil society leaders from across ECOWAS member States and Cameroon met in Accra,...

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Communique Issued at the end of the North East Fiscal Responsibility Session Organized by the Center for Social Justice

Preamble On Thursday 30th May 2013, the Centre for Social Justice, with support from Open...

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Liberia's Development - Podcast

  Eight years after taking over leadership of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf remains...

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News Report: West African Civil Society Convening Preparatory Meeting

  Civil Society leaders from across West Africa have been in Accra (from 29 and 30 May 2013) to...

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Justice 2015: African Perspectives on a New Development Agenda

Open Society Foundations Videos  What kind of development does the world need? How should we...

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Engaging civil society and governments in West Africa - Podcast

In its efforts to build democratic governance, transparent and accountable institutions, and...

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Voices from the Diaspora: Interview with OSIWA Director on Sierra Leone Radio

  Sierra Leone Diaspora Radio Network's "Voices for the Diaspora" show presenter and host Ms....

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Nigerian CSOs and NGOs Trained in Anti-Corruption Portal

  The West Africa NGO Network (WANGONeT) held a training session for some 60 non-governmental...

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WACSI Empowers NESG to Shape Policies in Nigeria

  The Nigerian Economic Summit group (NESG) occupies a strategic position in the Nigerian...

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Job Opening: ECONEC Program Officer

  POSITION: PROGRAM OFFICER ORGANISATION: ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC)...

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Internship Opportunities

OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA (OSIWA) Internship Opportunities The Open Society...

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Civil Society Organizations Equipped to Raise Funds

  Resource mobilization stands as a major challenge that prevents civil society organisations...

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Benin's Constitutional Court Bulletin - 1st Edition

The new challenge for Benin's Constitutional Court - 1st Edition Bulletin 2nd Congress of the...

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Petroleum Industry Bill Resource Handbook

  An Analysis of the Petroleum Industry Bill’s Provisions on Community Participation & the...

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West Africa’s Teetering Tower

  Blessed, or some would argue, cursed, with its natural resources, Guinea has the largest...

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Exclusive Interview with Kofi Annan on Elections in Africa - Podcast

During the recent Open Society Foundations (OSF) joint Global Board and Africa Board Meetings in...

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Development Partners Conference on “Civil Society and Civic Culture: Financing Capacity Building for Social Change in West Africa”

                  The missing ingredient for sustainable social impact: civil society capacity...

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Address by His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal

  Republic of Senegal One People, One Goal, One Faith   Opening Ceremony of the Open Society...

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Overcoming the 'resource curse' in Africa - Podcast

For years Africans have talked of the 'resource curse' in Africa and the cruel paradox of states...

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Senegal’s Election Situation Room Documentary Showcases Innovative Election Monitoring Tool

  PRESS RELEASE: TELEVISED FILM EVENT Senegal’s Election Situation Room Documentary Showcases...

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Mali's Bad Trip

Field notes from the West African drug trade “If he returns to Gao, people will make kebabs...

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Mali: The Dialogue and Reconciliation Commission is established, but now what?

  On March 6, 2013, the transitional Government in Mali adopted a draft decree for the creation...

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Sahel Notes: Blog on recent events in Mali

Blog by Andrew Lebovich, Sahel Consultant with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa....

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Putting citizens in the Driving Seat of Development: Local Councils Must Take the Lead in Sierra Leone

  The 2004 Local Government Act was passed in Sierra Leone principally to promote locally-led...

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Post-Conflict Mali: Reprisal or Reconciliation?

  Mali has a history of Tuareg rebellions followed by fragile peace and return to violence....

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“Empowering Professionals to Lead with Integrity” (course)

  Course for Businesses, Governments, CSOs, Foundations, Aid Agencies April 29-May 4,...

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Driving Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Liberia

  How Civil Society Influences Transitional Justice Outcomes The case of Transitional Justice...

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AQIM and Its Allies in Mali

  Although France's intervention likely staved off jihadist control over strategically...

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FIND Launches Access to Justice and Human Rights Promotion Project

            OSIWA-funded project helps ensure women, youth, children, inmates & grass root...

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Political Party Re-alignment and the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria

  The politics of 2015 presidential elections is already heating up Nigeria. Four main...

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Falling on Fertile Grounds: the rise of drug-trafficking and the role of CSOs in West Africa

  As if West Africa doesn’t have enough hurdles to surmount, the rise of massive, powerful and...

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Mali’s Myriad Challenges

  On March 22, 2012, a mutiny of young soldiers and army officers led by Captain Amadou Haya...

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OSISA looking for Sustainable Land Management Project Coordinator

  The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and the Economic Justice Programme of the Open...

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The Open Society Fellowship & Scholarship programs is looking globally for outstanding candidates

                              OSIWA highly encourages all interested West African candidates to...

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Fuelling Poverty - The Story of the Fuel Subsidy Scam in Nigeria

    Since independence, Nigeria has lost about $400 billion to corruption. If anything, the...

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National Study on Corruption & Governance in Guinea

                           Survey of households and companies on corruption and governance in...

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Election story of three countries: Same democracy, different priorities

  On November 6th 2012, Americans went to the polls to elect their new President. It was event...

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Fighting corruption from its roots

  The Agence Nationale de Lutte Contre la Corruption (ANLC) is not the only organization who has...

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Taking a stand for disability rights in Guinea

                                          In Guinea’s capital city, Conakry, people living with...

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Small steps forward in a lengthy battle

                                        Fighting corruption in Guinea is nothing short of a...

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Can we revive the fight against corruption in West Africa?

  Over the last two decades, West Africa has made significant progress in setting up critical...

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Fuelling Poverty - Nigerian documentary film

  Fuelling Poverty: A Rallying Cry for Change in Nigeria  Press Booklet Follow us on Twitter...

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Governance Monitoring Project report on Liberia 2011

Download the Liberia 2011 report here.  Preface: Governance Trends in West Africa The...

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Sierra Leone's National Election Watch (NEW) Preliminary Statement on Voting Procedures

    NATIONAL ELECTION WATCH (NEW)A Coalition of Civic and Nongovernmental Organizations44...

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Sierra Leone's National Election Watch (NEW) Preliminary Statement on Opening Procedures

NATIONAL ELECTION WATCH (NEW)A Coalition of Civic and Nongovernmental Organizations44 Bathurst...

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Sierra Leone's National Elections Watch launch Citizens’ Situation Room

  National Election Watch NEW, OneWorld, and SMAG Media have put together the people and...

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Memorandum to the National Assembly on Constitutional Reform Proposals for Effective Decentralisation of Governance

The Case for Strengthening State Independent Electoral Commissions’ (SIEC) (Prepared by...

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Governance Monitoring Project report on Sierra Leone 2011

Download the Sierra Leone 2011 report here.  Preface: Governance Trends in West Africa The...

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ECOWAS Underscores Need For Independence, Integrity of Electoral Management Bodies

  The ECOWAS Commission has underscored the centrality of the independence, professionalism,...

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The Role of Religious Communities in Quelling Distrust and Encouraging Government Action in Nigeria

  The Centre for Strategy and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a round table in Washington DC...

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Time for the world to listen to the muffled voices of the Togolese People

  The growing discontent among Togolese is the result of decades of frustration and impatience...

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PRESS RELEASE - EVENT: Protecting State Secrets while Promoting Citizen’s Right to Know in West Africa

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) & Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI)...

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Governance Monitoring Project report on Ghana 2011

Download the Ghana 2011 report here.  Preface: Governance Trends in West Africa The...

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Everything seems “hawkable” on our streets

  It’s Thursday, 20th September 2012 and this is Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and...

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PRESS RELEASE: OSIWA and UN African IDEP Train Parliamentarians and Civil Society in Mineral Policy

  The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and The UN African Institute for Economic...

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PRESS RELEASE: Training course on Integrity for African Leaders

                            OSIWA helps support specialized training for reformers and activists...

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Acquiring new skills to strengthen the Social Watch office in Benin

Mr. Assah Gustave, National Coordinator of Social Watch Benin, is very delighted to be benefiting...

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Perceptions on Re-imagining the Nigerian Federal System

Background: In most federations, federalism is a product of evolution and a genuine desire to...

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CSOs Commend the Efforts of WACSI and OSIWA to Strengthen Civil Society in West Africa

The first week of training by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) for civil society...

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DECLARATION ON THE PEACE AND SECURITY SITUATION IN GUINEA

  The threats to peace and security in the region are becoming increasingly alarming and the...

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ECOWAS in face of the crises in Mali and Guinea Bissau - A double-standard dilemma?

  ECOWAS in face of the crises in Mali and Guinea Bissau - A double-standard dilemma?   On...

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Niger in the larger Sahelian context: Internal challenges and Sub-regional opportunities

PRESS RELEASE Niger in the larger Sahelian context: Internal challenges and Sub-regional...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ministry of Justice receives grant from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa

                      OSIWA grant helps Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Justice transform Law...

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Insecurity and Religious Tension in Nigeria: Seeking the Third Way

  The fact that Nigeria confronts one of its most dangerous security challenges in history is no...

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Sierra Leone: Making the votes count

In November of this year, Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls for the third general election...

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Promoting transparency and broad participation in local government: Persisting challenges facing Sierra Leone

  When the Sierra Leone Parliament passed the Local Government Act in 2004, it was meant to,...

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How Senegal’s Youth Took a Stand in the 2012 Presidential Elections

  Senegal has just completed an electoral process having held presidential and legislative...

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New Reports: Political & Security Challenges in West Africa

  International Crisis Group (ICG) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)...

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Why the EU has a Stake in Nigeria’s Democracy

  Nigeria is referred to as an African giant. Its economy is second only to South Africa’s. It...

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Media Training Workshop for Open Society Foundations’ African Youth with Disabilities Network Kicks off in Dakar

A five-day conference in Dakar, Senegal gathers 22 young Africans with disabilities from 11...

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Launch of Report: "Senegal: An 'old' democracy in urgent need of reform"

Launch of report - “Senegal: An ‘old’ democracy in urgent need of reform” Senegal’s democratic...

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OSIWA and The World Bank Join Forces to Fight Corruption in West Africa at Contract Monitoring Meeting

OSIWA and The World Bank Join Forces to Fight Corruption in West Africa at Contract Monitoring...

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WACSI is hiring a Research and Documentation Officer

  Deadline for submission of application is Saturday, 30th June, 2012. The West Africa Civil...

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A couple minutes with Muthoni Wanyeki: Politics, the role of Women, Youth and the Media in Africa

    L. Muthoni Wanyeki is a political scientist who works on development communications, gender...

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Contract Monitoring Conference for West Africa

  The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), in collaboration with The World Bank,...

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OSIWA helps re-launch Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission website

  Introducing the new Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission website After remaining...

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The Sierra Leone Judiciary and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations: A case of motion but no progress?

  On 29th May 2102, the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) website was...

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Open Forum 2012 Blog: More than Enough Sex

  It started on a sexual note at the auditorium of the International Convention Centre Cape...

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Birth through fire or staff induction? A Canadian visits Niamey

A Canadian in Niamey. Sounds a bit paradoxical. My inaugural OSIWA mission was an eight-day...

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WACSI is hiring!

  The West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is recruiting a Research and Documentation...

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WACSI Specialised Training on Human Resource Management for CSOs in West Africa

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS has been EXTENDED!  Specialised Training on Human Resource Management...

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Post-Taylor Trial Reactions: The pendulum continues to swing

It was as if Mother Nature herself  was heralding in her own verdict during the sentencing of...

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Ghana Country Report 2012

Ghanaians are increasingly getting jittery about the unwarranted bickering, accusations and...

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Charles Taylor Trial: A step away from impunity, a leap forward for justice?

  Eleven years after the official declaration of the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war, Charles...

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Cote d'Ivoire Country Report 2012

  Cote d’Ivoire is making strides in its transition to reconstruction, development and...

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Benin Country Report 2012

General Overview With the commencement of his new term of office, President Boni Yayi has...

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Communique on Investigative Journalism Workshop

  Training Workshop for Investigative Journalists on the Freedom of Information  A training...

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POST-Open Forum 2012: Words from West Africa on Money, Power & Sex

  Africa is booming, but inequality is also soaring. What can Africa learn from the Arab...

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Election Situation Room Guide

  It's finally out! And you can download your own copy here. The Election Situation Room Guide...

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Nigeria Colloquium on Human Rights, the State and National Security

Colloquium on Human Rights, the State and National Security Background Note Since 1999,...

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Niger Mission 2012

OSIWA's three thematic programs go on the ground in Niamey to assess the country's successes and...

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Niger Country Report 2012

April 2012 Key challenges and Goal On February 19, 2010, a group of officers, known as the...

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Liberia Country Report

Liberia Country Report 2012 ushered in the second term of the President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf...

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Policy Brief: Nigeria and the Fuel Subsidy Overhang: Alternative Actions

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Guinea Country Report 2012

Guinea Country Report April 2012  Political Elections (and finalization of the transition)...

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During the Verdict – the hush vs. animated tension:

During the Verdict – the hush vs. animated tension: Monrovia is unusually silent on a working...

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Sierra Leone Country Brief

Sierra Leone is preparing for crucial multi-tier elections comprising Presidential, Parliamentary...

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Nigeria's First Quarter Country Report 2012

In Nigeria the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 have seen two significant...

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Open Society Foundations Welcome Charles Taylor Verdict

The Open Society Foundations welcome today’s guilty verdict in the criminal trial of Charles...

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Will Charles Taylor “be back”?

Will Charles Taylor “be back”? By Umaru Fofana Under a spectacle that made many an African...

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Nigeria’s Fuel Sector: Time to Clean up the Dirt

Nigeria’s Fuel Sector: Time to Clean up the Dirt Times are hard for Africa’s sleeping giant....

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Time for South Africa to stop sleep walking in Africa....

Time for South Africa to stop sleep walking in Africa....Sanusha Naidu and Jude Udo IloThe recent...

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Civil Society can make a contribution

Civil Society can make a contribution Civil society is at the heart of Senegal’s new...

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Senegal, Mali and democracy: Lessons for West Africa’s new democracies

Senegal, Mali and democracy: Lessons for West Africa’s new democracies By Dayo Olaide Over the...

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Senegal’s Fragile Democracy

Senegal’s Fragile Democracy by Abdul Tejan-Cole March 26, 2012, marked a new era in Senegal’s...

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Liberia: The Challenges of Democracy Consolidation

Liberia: The Challenges of Democracy Consolidation The recent inauguration of President Sirleaf...

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Guinea: Putting Country First

Guinea: Putting Country First By  Udo Jude Ilo In recent weeks, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde...

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Entry into Force of The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

The entry into force of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance provides an...

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Senegal: The Bumpy Road to Elections

As Senegalese prepare to go to the polls on Sunday February 26, the signs are that the last days...

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OSIWA’s Actions to Promote Open Society in the Context and the Process to Free, Transparent and Fair Elections

The foundation’s overall goal for the 2012 presidential election is to foster massive and active...

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Senegal dances between chaos and citizens’ claims for democracy

Review of facts, from the decision of the Constitutional Council – by OSIWA   The Senegalese...

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OSIWA funds Liberia Ministry of Justice Scholarship Scheme

Following years of armed conflict, many institutions in Liberia were decimated. The Judiciary was...

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Passions running high in Liberia’s crucial elections

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Senegal: Will the momentum last?

23 June 2011 will certainly be remembered as a landmark in the political history of Senegal....

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Launch of report - “Senegal: An ‘old’ democracy in urgent need of reform” (Report)

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Launch of report - “Senegal: An ‘old’ democracy in urgent need of reform” (Document de réflexion)

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The Election Situation Room Guide

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Warw Note: Natural Resource Management Capacity in West Africa: The Role of Civil Society and Media

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Warw Note: Natural Resource Management Capacity in West Africa: Summary of Country Evaluations Summary of Country Evaluations

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Warw Note: Oil and Gas in West Africa

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Warw Note: Natural Resource Management in West Africa: The Role of the Public Sector

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Warw Note: Natural Resource Management in West Africa: The Role of the Academia

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Warw Note: Solid Minerals in West Africa

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The Protection of the Fundamental Human Rights of West African Migrants

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Rights of African Migrants and Deportees

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UN Mechanisms for Recourse for Violations of Migrants’ Rights

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Migration Control Policies and the Human Rights of Migrants in Spain

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The Human Rights of Sub-Saharan Migrants in Morocco

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Forced Deportation and Ill-treatment of Irregular African Migrants

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THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON THE RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD

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Dissemination Workshop On Evaluation of OSIWA Projects in Four West African Countries

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OSIWA 2012 Annual Report

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OSIWA 2010-2011 Annual Report

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OSIWA 2009 Annual Report

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OSIWA 2008 Annual Report

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OSIWA Quartely Publication, September 2009

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OSIWA Quarterly Publication, July 2007

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Challenges to West Africa’s Regional Integration at Forefront of Discussions in Togo

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Our Mission and Vision

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Who We Are

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are...

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Our Core Values

Our values define, guide and govern our behaviour within the OSIWA and with our grantees and...

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History

Established in 2000, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) was the third Foundation...

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Our Strategy

Executive Summary This strategy has been developed through extensive staff brainstorming...

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Disclaimer

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Job Opening : Monitoring and Evalutation Associate

POSITION ADVERTISEMENT OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA (OSIWA) Monitoring &...

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Job Opening: Liberia Country Program Coordinator

POSITION ADVERTISEMENTOPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA (OSIWA) The Open Society...

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Job Opening: Finance Assistant

  PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LOCAL HIRE - APPLICANTS MUST BE BASED IN DAKAR, SENEGAL The Open...

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Abdoul Rahamane DIALLO

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Joseph Amenaghawon

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Our Staff

OSIWA is an advocacy and grant making foundation based in Dakar, Senegal and is dedicated to...

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Ousmane Gueye

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Our Board

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OSIWA Dakar

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Senegal 2012 Presidential Elections: Democracy on High Alert

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