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Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Title: Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Title alternative: Helping West africans to build open societies
Creator: Open Society Initiative for West Africa
Abstract: The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) was established in 2000 as a part of the global network of autonomous Soros Foundations. OSIWA promotes open societies where democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms and widespread civic participation prevail.
The Foundation covers 18 countries, which include the 15 members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as Cameroon, Chad, and Mauritania. It supports civil society communities and advocates to governments on issues of governance; law, justice and human rights; public health and development; information, communication technology, and media. OSIWA also seeks a greater commitment to West Africa from wealthier nations. [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Formation of consciousness; Democratization; Nongovernmental organizations; Socio-political consciousness; Rule of law; West Africa; Civil society
Countries: Western Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Society ยป Generalities
Location of the site's editor: Senegal
Resource type: Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)
Language: English; French
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