From 1997 to November 2019, WAIFEM made a total of 750 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate. Of these events, 652 or 86.9 percent represents knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses / workshop / seminars while 98 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 20,001 participants benefited from the programme. Of the total 20,001 participants that benefited from the programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 7,702 or 38.5 percent, Ghana 4,117 or 20.6 percent, and The Gambia 2,987 or 14.9 percent. The number of participants from Sierra Leone was 2,754 or 13.8 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 1,766 or 8.8 percent of the total. Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 675 attendees or 3.4 percent (See Graghs and Table below for additional details).