From 1997 to August 2023, WAIFEM made a total of 901 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 796 or 88.3 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 105 or 11.7 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 25,177 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 25,177 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 9,659 or 38.4 percent, Ghana 5,067 or 20.1 percent, and The Gambia 3,584 or 14.2 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 3,311 or 13.2 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,475 or 9.8 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 1081 attendees or 4.3 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).