From 1997 to August 2021, WAIFEM made a total of 793 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 692 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 21,740 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 21,740 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 8,574 or 39 percent, Ghana 4,313 or 20 percent, and The Gambia 3,160 or 15 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 2,919 or 13 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 1,962 or 9 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 812 attendees or 4 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).