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


Communique Issued at a Two-Day Training of Key Government Officials On FOI Act 2011

The Communique Issued At A Two-Day Training Of Key Government Officials On Freedom Of Information Act 2011 Organized by CAFSO-WRAG for Development And Supported by Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA) Held at Queen’s Court Hotel, Ado-Ekiti On 24th & 25th of May, 2017

Preamble

CAFSO-WRAG for Development with funding support by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) organised a two-day training programme on the 24th and 25th May, 2017 to equip the skills of principal officers, and Civil Society Organisations on the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.
The participants numbering about 45 were drawn from across selected government ministries, departments and agencies and civil society actors designated as FOIA Advocacy Champions in the southwest, Nigeria.

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Communique Issued at the End of the Two-Day Training-of-Trainers Workshop on Strategic Thinking and Communication

Communique Issued At The End Of The Two-Day Training-Of-Trainers Workshop On Strategic Thinking And Communication Organised By The Human And Environmental Development Agenda (Heda) In Partnership With The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Under The Project On “Support To Anti-Corruption In Nigeria” Held At The Elion House Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria On 11 And 12 April, 2017

INTRODUCTION

The training brought together selected representatives of CSOs from across the country that have carved a niche in anti-corruption advocacy. This training aimed to update CSO capacity and encourage them to step down their knowledge to less experienced organisations in the field.

At the training, Mr Olanrewaju Suraj and Ms Kehinde Osotimehin–Olorunleke gave the welcome addresses.

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Strategy Paper on CSCSD

INTRODUCTION

In the decades preceding the turn of the new millennium, there were hopes and expectations that year 2000 would provide a magic wand that would provide solutions to many if not all of the intractable challenges facing humanity. It was a period where commonplace were slogans such as “health for all by the year 2000”, “education for all
by the year 2000”, “food sufficiency for all by the year 2000”, “housing for all by the year 2000”, “prosperity for all by the year 2000” and several other slogans. Poverty, hunger, starvation and diseases seemed to be the major challenges facing the developing nations while the developed economies seemed to be enjoying the benefits of
development including human rights, democracy, and good governance. Continue Reading