Report of the 2-Day Capacity Enablement Workshop Organized for Government Officials on FOI

Highlights Of The Day One Of The Two-Day Capacity Enablement Workshop Organized For Government Officials On Freedom Of Information Act Held At Queens Court; Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, On 24th And 25th Of May, 2017.

Introduction

The two-day capacity enablement workshop was organized by CAFSO-WRAG FOR DEVELOPMENT with support of OSIWA from 24th to 25th of May, 2017 at Queens Court, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State for participants drawn from key government ministries in Ekiti State. Others were participants drawn from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across South West, Nigeria. The workshop was organized with the intention of equipping the skills of the principal officers in government ministries in the area of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) thereby strengthening their skills in responding to requests in accordance with the FOIA while also safe-guarding penalties and fines even when request is being turned down. Continue Reading


Welcome Keynote Address of a Two-Day Training for Principal Officers of Selected Government Ministries on FOIA

A Welcome/Keynote Address by the Principal Coordinator, CAFSO-WRAG for Development David Tola Winjobi (PhD) On The Occasion Of A Two-Day Training For Principal Officers Of Selected Government Ministries On FOIA, On Wednesday 24th May 2017 At Queen’s Court Hotel, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State,  Nigeria

On behalf of the board, management and staff of CAFSO-WRAG for Development and OSIWA, I heartily welcome you all to this august meeting bringing together some key public officers associated with Freedom of Information Act.  This is important because it is coming from the southwest, and the first of its kind in Nigeria as no other zone has ever come up with the idea of building the capacity of its key officers in relation to the implementation of FOIA. Continue Reading



Brief on Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development

Building a coalition around SDGs, Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) (cscsdev.org) formerly known as Campaign2015+ International is a coalition of over 200 registered civil society and nongovernmental organizations and individuals committed to citizens’ empowerment, human rights protection, development and peace in Nigeria. It is the only registered (CAC/IT/No 87678) national coalition of organizations purposely created to be working on the monitoring of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Continue Reading