From 1997 to May 2022, WAIFEM made a total of 828 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 727 or 87.8 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 101 or 12.2 percent represents missions (needs assessment and follow-up) and other capacity building-related activities, such as progress review meetings and impact assessment surveys/studies. A total of 23,122 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 23,122 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 9,082 or 39.3 percent, Ghana 4,626 or 20.0 percent, and The Gambia 3,324 or 14.4 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 3,051 or 13.2 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,168 or 9.4 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 871 attendees or 3.8 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).