From 1997 to September 2019, WAIFEM made a total of 742 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 644 or 86.8 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 98 or 13.2 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 19,831 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 19,831 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 7,660 or 38.6 percent, Ghana 4,058 or 20.5 percent, and The Gambia 2,968 or 15.0 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 2,736 or 13.8 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 1,745 or 8.8 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 664 attendees or 3.3 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).