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Civil Society Organizations provide vital services for communities all across Africa.
Although they vary greatly in type, size and purpose, it’s widely understood that they contribute mightily to well-being on the continent. 

Despite this fact, there is very little credible data and mapping on CSOs– which groups exist and where, what they do, and the impact they have. As a result, many worthy organizations remain under the radar of funders. Insufficient funding means that many CSOs face difficult resource constraints, directly impacting organizational health and effectiveness.

EPIC-Africa tackles this problem by creating a platform that increases  visibility for the sector and facilitates financing of African CSOs. The African CSO Index and The African CSO Excellence Awards provide a clear view of the CSOs that have the capacity to effect the most impactful change and gives the sector a much needed tool to further develop the organizational capacity  of African CSOs.

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