CSOs Schooled On Mobilizing Resources

Accra, Ghana – Civil society organisations (CSOs) in West Africa are seeking innovative strategies to raise funds that will enable them to continue to deliver on their mandate. In an era when there are limited funds to support relevant initiatives to promote development in the region, CSOs are seeking strategies to mobilise resources to implement their projects.

From March 26 to 28 2014, civil society practitioners from 15 organisations in West Africa were equipped with knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively raise funds to promote the work they do. The three-day training on Resource Mobilisation and Proposal Writing gave participants strategic insights to raise funds that will boost the sustainability of CSOs. The training benefited 25 civil society practitioners from CSOs in Nigeria, Benin, Liberia and Ghana.

Participants’ understanding on resource mobilisation and proposal writing was greatly enhanced. “The training actually gave me excellent light [knowledge] on resource mobilisation and proposal writing” noted a participant after the training.

“I am better-off now after attending this training. I have a good understanding of resource mobilization and proposal writing”, stated Dr. Omolaso Omosehin, Programme Specialist and Head of Legislation Office, United Nations Populations Fund, Nigeria.

He commended the training, adding that the session on proposal writing “introduced me to the items and requirements needed to write a good proposal”.

WACSI designs and delivers tailor made trainings to strengthen the institutional capacities of CSOs in West Africa.

For more information about the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), please visit www.wacsi.org

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