From 1997 to September 2021, WAIFEM made a total of 797 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 696 or 87.3 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 101 or 12.7 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 21,912 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 21,912 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 8,597 or 39.2 percent, Ghana 4,345 or 19.8 percent, and The Gambia 3,179 or 14.5 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 2,947 or 13.4 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 1,978 or 9.0 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 866 attendees or 4.0 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).