News from Niger
Accra, Ghana - West Africa civil society leaders from across ECOWAS member States and Cameroon met in Accra, Ghana last week in a planning meeting towards the organization of a major Regional Annual Convening starting this year. The annual convening, jointly organized by the West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), is meant to create a permanent...
September 6, 2012: Acquiring new skills to strengthen the Social Watch office in Benin
Conakry, Guinea - Mr. Assah Gustave, National Coordinator of Social Watch Benin, is very delighted to be benefiting from a two week capacity development initiative for OSIWA's partners in West Africa. His organisation is a network of over 150 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country that requires this structural adjustment programme for CSOs. With over 14years of experience as a civil society...
September 3, 2012: CSOs Commend the Efforts of WACSI and OSIWA to Strengthen Civil Society in West Africa
Conakry, Guinea - The first week of training by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) for civil society organisations (CSOs) from Guinea, Benin, Niger and Cote d’Ivoire held in Conakry, Guinea, was full of success and fulfillment. The training commenced on August 27 and will end on September 8, 2012 and is being attended by leaders and decision makers from 26 organisations from West Africa....
Niamey, Niger - A Canadian in Niamey. Sounds a bit paradoxical. My inaugural OSIWA mission was an eight-day trip to Niger. Three days in, sitting inside the High Authority for Anti-Corruption (HALCIA) during a power cut, a drinking water shortage and the weight of +45 degree heat heaving down on me, I struggled to tear my skin off the leather couch and wearily wondered, “Is this OSIWA’s induction or some...
May 18, 2012: Niger Mission 2012
Niamey, Niger - OSIWA's three thematic programs go on the ground in Niamey to assess the country's successes and challenges on its path towards democracy. This short video is a snapshot overview of the five days spent meeting with the various key state and non-state actors involved in Niger's path towards development.