In continuation of our Centre for Legislative Advocacy and MacArthur foundation funded project to prioritise and mainstream anti-corruption and accountability issues ahead the upcoming 2023 elections in Imo state, Nigeria, we implemented a wide range of activities in the first quarter of the year, to drive our demands for good governance.
Advocacies, consultative meetings and workshops were held for key stakeholders on the need to mainstream these themes as they gear up for the 2023 elections.
Activities covered in the first quarter of the year were:
- Radio programme on “Poverty: An Impediment to the realisation of complete free, transparent, accountable, and inclusive society”.
- Advocacy to the Inter Party Advisory Commission, Imo state
- Media Workshop for Imo journalists to include these themes in their reportage
- Capacity building training for CSOs
- A one-day round table discussion on election and security, towards the 2023 elections with the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Inter Agency Consultation for Election Security, a body that houses security agencies in the state.
- Consultative meeting with political parties
- Advocacy visit to NBA, Owerri branch
These activities listed above, are also in addition to carefully crafted social media messages that covers the thematic areas the project seeks to address.
Outcomes of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre funded project since its implementation are; an established partnership between AfA and the Electoral commissions (Federal and state), an increased visibility of the project through a series of curated sponsored and non-sponsored contents and messages that are relevant to the discussion and the outcomes of the project online and otherwise, an increased awareness of the project theme the project among relevant stakeholders that contribute to ensuring that good governance is achieved.