From 1997 to April 2023, WAIFEM made a total of 878 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 775 or 88.3 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 103 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 24,570 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 24,570 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 9,527 or 38.8 percent, Ghana 4,936 or 20.1 percent, and The Gambia 3,482 or 14.2 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 3,233 or 13.2 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,382 or 9.7 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).