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



  • "It is up to us, the citizens, to wake up and make our countries what we want them to be."Mathias Hounkpe, OSIWA's Political Governance Program Manager
  • " Regional cooperation and integration are at the heart of economic transformations in West Africa."Dr. Kojo Busia, Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor for UNECA's African Mineral Development Centr
  • " Insecurity in Nigeria is not about Boko Haram. It is about social injustice."Ayisha Osori, Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Women Trust Fund
  • "In our various walks of life, our primary focus continues to be how to bring an end to the repeated cycles of violence and impunity that continue to plague our continent..."Abdul Tejan-Cole, Executive Director OSIWA
  • "We cannot take the peaceful or tolerant nature of the Ghanainan youth for granted any longer."James Kwabena Bomfeh Junior, Fondateur de Youth for Action, Ghana

Political Governance

The Political Governance Program aims to promote inclusive governance processes, citizen participation in decision-making, contribute to the improvement of the quality and conduct of elections, increase the effectiveness of parliaments and enhance citizen’s participation in local governance and (...)


Economic Governance

The Economic Governance Program works with civil society organizations, governments, the private sector, community leaders and activists with a vision for inclusive, equal and sustainable economic growth for their respective countries and the West Africa region more (...)


Law, Justice and Human Rights

The Law, Justice and Human Rights Program seeks to promote equal access to fair and independent justice to help ensure adequate protection and enforcement of human rights of the populations, and in particular the rights of women, youth and other vulnerable (...)