Workshops Focus on Promoting Accountability through the 2019 General Elections

Workshops Focus on Promoting Accountability through the 2019 General Elections

To deepen accountable government through the 2019 electoral process, the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) and other citizens groups in the Niger Delta is tasking political candidates over political commitments to citizens. Thus, political accountability was the thrust of a training workshop organised by Social Action on Tuesday, October 9 and Thursday 11, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state and Benin city, Edo state respectively.

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Nigeria Social Action Camp, 2018: Strengthening the Movement for Civil Rights and Anti-Corruption in Nigeria

Nigeria Social Action Camp 2018 Strengthening the Movement for Civil Rights and Anti-Corruption in Nigeria

The Nigeria Social Action Camp holds from October 2 – 6 at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Aluu, near the University of Port Harcourt. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Imperialism Camp’, the annual event is organized by the Social Development Integrated Center (Social Action) with the support of the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation as part of initiatives to raise popular consciousness and participation through collaborative learning, mobilisation and solidarity for communities and activists working for environmental justice, democracy and social change in Nigeria. The Camp provides an opportunity for young people from across Nigeria to learn alternative theoretical ideas and to acquire practical skills to be active participants in the evolving processes for catalysing social change in Nigeria.

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The Open Budget Campaign in the Niger Delta: The Journey so far

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Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) has been leading advocacy, amongst other thematic areas, on open and inclusive governance with a vision to entrench a regime of transparent and accountable governance and a citizen-centred public budgeting system. For about a decade now Social Action has been working with like-minded partner organisations in the Niger Delta to bring this vision to reality.

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Social Action is Creating a Region-Wide Synergy for Open Budgets in the Niger Delta

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In 2018, Social Action, working with other citizens groups and development partners through the Open Budget Cluster in the Niger Delta has achieved significant improvements in open budgets at the sub-national levels of government. Between April and September 2018, significant events included the Niger Delta Open Budget Co-Learning Summit in Asaba, direct engagement of budgeting and planning officials of states, and processes to enhance participation of community groups were part of a conscious effort to institutionalize an open budget system in the states and local government areas in the Niger Delta.

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