From 1997 to July 2019, WAIFEM made a total of 732 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 636 or 86.9 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 96 or 13.1 percent represented 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 19,654 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 19,654 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 7,597 or 38.7 percent, Ghana 4,015 or 20.4 percent, and The Gambia 2,949 or 15.0 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 2,691 or 13.7 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 1,731 or 8.8 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 671 attendees or 3.4 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).