Open Society Initiative for West Africa

What is OSIWA?

The Open Society Foundations for West Africa (OSIWA) is a part of the global network of Open Society Foundations founded and supported by George Soros and who all share the common goal and value of helping promote more open, tolerant and democratic societies. OSIWA was established in 2000 and is one of four African foundations, including one in East Africa (OSIEA), one in Cape Town (OSF-SA) and one in Johannesburg (OSISA).

OSIWA works in ten countries in West Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal) and has offices in five (Dakar headquarters, Abuja, Conakry, Freetown and Monrovia).

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