The West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is organising the second edition of its leadership programme, the Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) to strengthen leadership, thinking and practice in West Africa.
The programme was designed seeks and strengthen the capacity of middle level managers within civil society in the region to effect social change.
In a statement signed by Charles Kojo Vandyck, the Head of Capacity Development Unit at WACSI and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the programme which would attract young professionals from eleven West African countries was on the theme: “Social Change Through Transformational Leadership – A Call to Action”.
The statement said the programme was designed in two components, which entails two-weeks training and a four-month mentorship, focusing mainly on individual development, institutional strengthening, and societal transformation.
The 2017 edition of the programme is aimed at “facilitating a deeper understanding of leadership issues and challenges within civil society in the region.”
“Using exemplary and successful standards to improve upon leadership thinking and practice in the region”
“Developing the capacity of skilled human resources who will be duly equipped to effect strong oversight and governance of organised and organic civil society.”
“Some of the seasoned professionals that will share their experiences during the CSLI include, Professor Patrick Okedinachi Utomi, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Values in Leadership, based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Other speakers include Nana Asantewa Afadzinu, the Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), Carl Manlan, and the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation.
Others are; Jessica Horn, Programmes Director of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Taaka Awori, WACSI Board Member and Dr Sulley Gariba, Former High Commissioner of Ghana to Canada.
WACSI is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations through capacity strengthening programmes for increased and effective policy engagement, the promotion of development, good governance and democratic values in West Africa.