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Abimbola Akosile looks at the impact an effective implementation of the Freedom of Information Act can have on transparent governance and development in Nigeria, as spearheaded by a civil society organisation CAFSO-WRAG for Development, with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
For twelve years, the Freedom of Information Act suffered setbacks from the legislators before it was passed into law in May 2011 by then President Goodluck Jonathan. Its major purpose is to guarantee citizens’ rights to information. Continue Reading
A WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PRINCIPAL COORDINATOR, CAFSO-WRAG FOR DEVELOPMENT DAVID TOLA WINJOBI (PhD) ON THE OCASSION OF A TOWN HALL MEETING FOR STAKEHOLDERS ON FOIA, ON THURSDAY 27TH JULY 2017 AT IBADAN BUSINESS SCHOOL, OLD BODIJA, IBADAN OYO STATE, NIGERIA
On behalf of the board, management and staff of CAFSO-WRAG for Development and OSIWA, I heartily welcome you all to this important meeting bringing together key stakeholders associated with the implementation of Freedom of Information Act. Continue Reading
MY THOUGHTS AS A PARTICIPANT AT JULY 2017 HLPF VNR NEW YORK USA BY TOLA WINJOBI (PhD) NATIONAL COORDINATOR, CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PRINCIPAL COORDINATOR, CAFSO-WRAG FOR DEVELOPMENT
Convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was held from 10-19 July in and around the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. The National Voluntary Report was mainly done in Room 4 of the UN while many side events took place within and around the premises. There was a ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the 2017 session of the Economic and Social Council and the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Council, submitted by the President of the Council, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (Zimbabwe).It is interesting to note that the representatives of many CSOs across the globe were part of the process in spite of funding challenge apart from the fact that many were denied a visa to enter the US. Continue Reading