From 1997 to 2021, WAIFEM made a total of 814 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 713 or 87.6 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 101 or 12.4 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 22,627 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 22,627 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 8,862 or 39.2 percent, Ghana 4,552 or 20.1 percent, and The Gambia 3,241 or 14.3 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 2,997 or 13.2 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 2,107 or 9.3 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 868 attendees or 3.8 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).