From 1997 to 2022, WAIFEM made a total of 871 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 770 or 88.4 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 101 or 11.6 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 24,383 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 24,383 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 9,9509 or 39.0 percent, Ghana 4,849 or 19.9 percent, and The Gambia 3,472 or 14.2 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 3,204 or 13.1 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,339 or 9.6 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 1010 attendees or 4.1 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).