Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is based in Dakar, Senegal. It works in 16 countries of West Africa.

Website: http://www.osiwa.org/

"OSIWA is dedicated to supporting the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. OSIWA believes that it best serves by sustaining catalytic and innovative initiatives that add value to the efforts of West Africa's civil society."

It includes an ICT Program since 2003:
"The OSIWA ICT Program provides grants that focus on lowering the regulatory, financial, and political barriers that prevent communities from accessing information and communications technology."

OSIWA is connected to the Open Society Inistitute (OSI) and the Soros Foundation.

See also: OSISA

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