From 1997 to August 2022, WAIFEM made a total of 845 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 744 or 88.0 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 101 or 12.0 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 23,633 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 23,633 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 9,252 or 39.1 percent, Ghana 4,695 or 19.9 percent, and The Gambia 3,392 or 14.4 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 3,112 or 13.2 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,257 or 9.6 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 925 attendees or 3.9 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).