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West African CSO umbrella

WACSOF is the umbrella network of civil society organizations from the 15 Countries of ECOWAS. WACSOF envisions a well organized and vibrant civil society in West Africa and a stable and prosperous West African region.

The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), created by the ECOWAS houses organizations from the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). 

WACSOF is a privileged partner and advisor to ECOWAS and many international organizations. We build capacity, advocate, mobilize and engage in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation while also creating opportunities for its members to effectively collaborate with ECOWAS, AFRICAN UNION and other INSTITUTIONS.

WACSOF is a Civil Society Organization with several membership organizations in 18 Thematic Areas.

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Fostering Stability and Development of CSOs in West Africa

Any registered CSO in any of the 15 Member states who’s thematic area(s) fall within the 18 Thematic Areas.

  • Social Groups
  • Professional Groups
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Trade Unions
  • Academia and Research Institutions
  • Market Women, Retail Traders and Artsisans
CSO Members
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From 15 Member States.

Thematic Areas
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Organization Focus.

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Grassroot Policy Execution through Functional Engagement

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Revamping the National Platforms

In a bid to revamp the National Platforms, WACSOF in partnership with ECOWAS Commission, developed and implemented the National Platform Strengthening Program.
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Reactivating the Thematic Areas

The thematic areas are strategic avenues and clusters that channels out the 18 sections of focus of WACSOF. The work of the Regional Secretariat is supported by specialized thematic groups.
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Strengthening the Regional Secetariat

WACSOF performs certain internal organizational processes which are aimed at strengthening the organization's ability and capacity to serve as a veritable coordination Action Plan for each of the Thematic Groups.
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