From 1997 to April 2022, WAIFEM made a total of 826 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 725 or 87.8 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 101 or 12.2 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 23,038 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 23,038 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 9,066 or 39.4 percent, Ghana 4,609 or 20.0 percent, and The Gambia 3,306 or 14.4 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 3,035 or 13.2 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,151 or 9.3 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 871 attendees or 3.8 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).