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Civic Space Scan Report

This report and research behind it set out to present the first assessment against the “practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society, based on good practices and lessons learned’ report of the United Nations Human Commissioner for Human Rights.
The recommendations outline good practices for promoting and protecting civic space based on lessons from different parts of the world. This assessment provides evidence against the recommendations. It is the first assessment report targeting civil society enabling environment at the sub-national level.

The assessment provides all stakeholders- United Nations Human Rights Council, civil society organisations in and outside the focal states, International NGOs, policymakers, parliamentarians, businesses, and multilaterals- with a detailed set of data showing the degree of progress towards the recommendations. This report presents an assessment of implementation in four states – Borno, Enugu, Kano, and Lagos.

CSO ATLAS USER GUIDE

This document contains information on “how to guide” on registering and onboarding on the CSO Atlas Directory.


The directory allows easy access to NGO, BMOs and CSOs information in Nigeria; including a description of what they do, measure of impact and their ranking status. Users can register and onboard their organisations on the platform to appear in the directory.


In addition, users can perform certain functions including applying for grant opportunities, reading/adding industry-related news, communicating with other NGOs, and learning through the resource center.


The data collected are stored in a secure database, handled fairly, transparently and protected against any unauthorized or illegal access by internal or external parties.

 

Nigeria Network of NGOs urges nonprofit organizations to file Bi-Annual Statement of Affairs

Nonprofit Organizations have been reminded to file their Bi-Annual Statement of Affairs inline with the provisions of Section 845 (1) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA) and Regulation 32 of the Companies Regulations 2021 (as Amended). This statement is required to cover periods of January 1st to June 30th with the timeline for filing of the Statement not later than July 15th and the second filing July 1st to December 31st with the timeline for filing of the statement not later than January 15th.

In a recent webinar hosted by the Nigeria Network of NGOs,member-organizations were urged to file their statements within this required time frame.

Based on the provisions of Section 845 (2), CAMA, Trustees have also been urged to file the statement within the respective timelines, for failure to file statement of affairs attract penalties. It is therefore crucial for NGOs to comply with the directives and file their Bi-Annual Statement of Affairs within the stipulated time frame and ensure to track records of all funds, which include income and expenditures.

The Bi-Annual Statement of Affairs is a means of promoting transparency and accountability amongst Non-governmental Organizations in Nigeria.

Bi-Annual Statement of Affairs is the mandatory compliance filings for Nonprofits registered in Nigeria under the CAMA 2020, Section 845.

How To File: Download the Form on CAC Website and fill in the details accordingly. Submit the filled form to – biannualstatementit@cac.gov.ng

The next filing, which is the second filing is January 15, 2024.

NGO Clearance Compliance Flow Chart For Clearing Humanitarian Charitable Items into The Federal Republic of Nigeria 2021

NGO Clearance Compliance Flow Chart For Clearing Humanitarian Charitable Items into The Federal Republic of Nigeria 2021
As part of efforts to ensure ease of shipping for charitable/humanitarian goods, the Technical Working Group set up by the Office of the Deputy Senate President and Nigeria Shippers Council produced this flow chart as part of its first step of activities towards developing a Standard Operating Procedure. The flow will be available on the websites of all agencies involved.

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Petition Against Defamation

On Wednesday 28 July 2021, a research report listing the Nigeria Network of NGOs as a “fake civil society organisation and pro-government NGO” was published by Matthew T Page a non-resident Fellow at Carnegie Endowment based in Washington DC.

 

As part of a formal response, we call on Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria and across the world, our members, partners, donors and stakeholders to stand with us against this publication essentially because it goes against our mission, vision and purpose as an organisation. This report presents a completely wrong image of the Network and its claims, based on lack of evidence or sufficient information as is seen from the dearth of information about the Network within the report.

 

We urge that you sign this petition in support of NNNGO as we take a stand against these defamatory allegations

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CALL FOR FACILITATORS

Background
The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organisations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. Through its civil society reforms and strengthening programme, it has constructively engaged regulators and the National Assembly on laws guiding the operations of civil society organisations to improve the operational environment for nonprofits including improving the sector’s transparency and accountability.

 

With the support of Google.org, the Network is currently embarking on a project to build the capacity of nonprofits in Nigeria. It is aimed at addressing the findings (capacity gaps) identified in the Nonprofit Assessment research undertaken by the Nigeria Network of NGOs including the building of digital skills by nonprofit board, executive directors and staff.

 

NNNGO is therefore soliciting interest from experienced facilitators in the nonprofit sector (preferably Executive Directors), to work with the Network in training nonprofit board, Executive Directors and staff, in her events.

 

Scope of Work
The facilitator will work with NNNGO team to carry train nonprofits on three key events viz- Executive Director’s hangout, nonprofit management training and a board conference.
Specifically, the key areas for the events are:

i. Executive Directors hangout: interested facilitators should have experience in Leading nonprofit, Organisational concerns (such as staffing issues, board management, organisational management, time management, planning and strategy, fundraising and succession planning).

ii. Nonprofit management training: the facilitator should have broad insights on key current management issues for nonprofit organisations. Strategic planning, work planning, budgeting, communications, nonprofit friendly digital tools, skills and apps, reporting-narrative and financial management.

iii. Board conference: practical tips will be provided on nonprofit governance- board job description, terms of reference and ways of working, board governance codes and standards, understanding nonprofit audits and measuring the executive director’s performance.

 

Output and Deliverables
The facilitator will work with the NNNGO team in producing the following key deliverables:

i. A power point presentation and tools on related topic

ii. Delivery of training based on the power point presentations.

iii. A report on the event

iv. Analysis of an end of event evaluation survey

 

Duration and Time Schedule
The facilitator can only work in one location of an event, and it is expected to indicate an area of interest that can be handled properly. The events will take place from March through July.

 

Location and Dates for the events
i. Executive Director’s Hangout
Lagos: March 17, 2021
Kano: April 14, 2021
Benin: April 20, 2021

 

ii. Nonprofit Management Training
Port-Harcourt: May 3 – 7, 2021
Abuja: May 23 – 27, 2021
Ibadan: June 14 – 16, 2021

 

iii. Nonprofit Board Conference
Lagos: July 15, 2021

 

Reporting
The facilitator shall report through the Project Officer to the Executive Director on the assignment and on all other logistics until the deliverables are submitted as required.

 

Qualification
The facilitator should have vast knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably an executive director or top civil society personnel with experience on:

i. Leading a nonprofit

ii. Governance strategy and structure

iii. Human resource, personnel and management

iv. Project management, monitoring and evaluation

v. Funding and organizational sustainability

vi. Use of technology

 

Application Process
Interested individuals should complete this form and upload a copy of their Curriculum Vitae by March 12, 2021.

For further clarification, you may contact:
Chidinma Okpara at: chidinma.okpara@nnngo.org

 

To Apply, click on the link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLIw9z0hAg5s_rnPWgaSseUtcKzmo17ZZv-YvRhPu7I1MgeA/viewform

PACFaH Activities – February 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

Activities scheduled to be implemented in workplan Activity actually implemented Month implemented
Obtain copies of the 2016, 2017 & 2018 CIP for RI in the state Copies of the 2017 CIP for RI in the state obtained for review February 2018
Become acquainted with the CIP for RI in the State and identify gaps and areas of support in line with investment outcomes

 

Detailed review of CIP for Lagos State RI successfully carried out and a report developed.

 

February 2018
Baseline Assessment of FP policy and financial commitments as at February 2018

 

Report of baseline assessment of FP policy and financial commitments developed. February 2018

 

Quick win or unscheduled activity implemented Justification
Participation in the Lagos State Accountability Mechanism on Maternal & New Born Health (LASAM) – led Advocacy Visit to the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board

 

Leveraging on the existing RI accountability mechanism structure to ensure smooth implementation of the PAS project
Participation at the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI) Quarterly Review and Planning Meeting

 

Leveraging on the existing FP advocacy structure to ensure smooth implementation of the PAS project

 

Description of activity BMGF Grantee engaged & dates Outcomes
PACFaH@Scale (PAS) – RI Project Design Review Meeting with dRPC and BMGF team in Abuja

 

dRPC and BMGF RI Program Officer

February 1-2, 2018.

The Primary Outcomes and Short term Outcomes and Output in the Results Framework were amended to more accurately reflect the changes desired during the investment timeframe.
Introductory Meeting with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Lagos team

 

9th February 2018 Met with CHAI Lagos Team at their office. Possible areas of intervention were discussed and the Lagos State RI Operational Plans for 2017 and 2018 were shared with NNNGO.
NNNGO-PAS Introductory meeting with Pathfinder

 

10th February 2018 Met with Dr Habeeb Salami, the RH/FP Associate Director to brief him on the PAS project and possibility of collaboration in Lagos State especially in their objective of increasing FP Funding as well as FP Budget Tracking.

 

 

A list of all meetings or engagements with accountability mechanisms and/or NGOs working in state/national accountability mechanism in February 2018 (including key achievements).

Description of activity Accountability mechanism engaged & dates Achievements
NNNGO-PAS Introductory meeting with Save the Children

 

29 January 2018 Met with the Maternal, New Born and Child Health Advisor of Save the Children who works on Immunization as a stakeholder in the sector. The Advisor made available some State Summary Routine Immunization reports which had been sent by the State Immunization Officer to him and promised to collaborate on the project wherever possible.
Participation at the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI) Quarterly Review and Planning Meeting

 

13th February 2018 Participated in the quarterly meeting of the Lagos State Advocacy Working Group (LAWG) on Family Planning (formally registered as the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI)). A formal presentation of PACFaH@Scale was made by the NNNGO-PAS M&E Officer to the Group and areas of collaboration were identified – advocacy for increased funding for Family Planning in Lagos State.
Participation in the Lagos State Accountability Mechanism on Maternal & New Born Health (LASAM) – led Advocacy Visit to the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board.

 

14th February 2018 Involved in the advocacy visit on to discuss critical issues identified from the Y2017 Lagos State Health Budget and Maternal & New Born Child Health Scorecards especially the indicators relating to the release of family Planning Budgetary provisions; implementation of PHCUOR Policy, Optimization of Routine Immunization among others. NNNGO-PAS project was introduced to the PS during the visit.

 

  1. List out the names of the champions within government who have facilitated your work this month?
Full Name & Post of champion Post How has the champion facilitated your work?
 

None

 

A description of how project activities were monitored.

Activity Conducted Monitoring tool administered Findings
Obtain copies of the 2016, 2017 & 2018 CIP for RI in the state Availability of copies Completed
Become acquainted with the CIP for RI in the State and identify gaps and areas of support in line with investment outcomes

 

Feedback report developed and signed off by the project team Report detailed the status of CIP for RI in Lagos State, overview of relevant thematic areas, 2017 EPI workplan and actual budgetary allocations including identification of gaps. Activity completed
Baseline Assessment of FP policy and financial commitments as at February 2018

 

Baseline report developed and signed off by the project team Report provided an assessment of FP policy in Lagos State especially the Lagos-specific targets sets within the national family planning blueprint. Activity completed.
NNNGO-PAS Introductory meeting with Save the Children

 

Attendance Sheet Activity Completed
NNNGO-PAS Introductory meeting with Pathfinder

 

Attendance Sheet Activity Completed
Participation at the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI) Quarterly Review and Planning Meeting

 

Attendance Sheets, Pictures, Agenda Activity Completed
Participation in the Lagos State Accountability Mechanism on Maternal & New Born Health (LASAM) – led Advocacy Visit to the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board Attendance Sheets, Pictures, Agenda Activity completed

 

Profiling Friends Of The Environment (FOTE) on World Environment Day

Friends Of the Environment, FOTE is a Nigerian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), established in 1993 to initiate and undertake programmes  that address the needs of identified groups which directly or indirectly impact the environment. The core of the organisation’s activities is the preservation our environment for future generations is of great concern to us. Our mission is to promote environmental sustainability through advocacy and creating awareness in the areas of renewable energy sources, waste management, economic empowerment and gender issues.

 

At Friends Of  The Environment, one of our objectives is to introduce to Nigeria’s rural and urban communities, particularly the women, alternative and renewable energy sources like the solar devices, improved wood stoves, energy-efficient stoves (EES) and biogas technology. With these alternative sources, FOTE keys into the World Environment Day’s Theme for 2019 “BeatAir Pollution”. By Beating Air Pollution, world’s inhabitant can begin to have better health and wellbeing cum clean and fresh air.

 

Currently,FOTE is working on popularizing the use of cleaner, modern fuel in the form of LPG, such that sustainable markets for consumption and use in households, institutions (e.g. boarding schools) and small businesses in Nigeria would have access to better living conditions through reduced fuel wood consumption. The campaign covered several Local Governments in Lagos State including Agege, Itire-Ikate, Lagos Island East, Ojo, Orile Agege and Badagry.

 

FOTE also works with the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) introducing improved wood and saw dust stoves to several rural communities in Lagos State.  Ajido, a community in Badagry Local Government Area was selected for the pilot production of stoves designed to conserve wood and increase energy efficiency. The stoves were distributed free to several dwellers.

 

Under the Gender Renewable Energy Systems Development and Application (GRESDA) and UNIFEM programme, FOTE organized workshops for Rural Women Technician Corps (RWTC). The workshop was specifically designed for rural and urban women dwellers to teach them basic maintenance and repairs of post-harvest machinery. This programme was aimed at reducing women’s dependence on male technicians while improving their earning capacity and by extension increasing the country’s food security. The workshops also taught the women basic environmental and sanitation ideals, Gender sensitization, Book Keeping and Business Management.

 

For youths, FOTE established ‘Environmental and Sanitation’ clubs in some selected schools with the aim of building a new generation of young people with a culture of environmental consciousness and protectiveness. The Y-FOTE clubs currently exist in about 15 secondary schools in Lagos State.

 

Beyond all these, FOTE partners with the Lagos State Government on the Code Lagos Initiative; a program designed to empower 1 million young Lagosians in software coding. The Foundation works extensively with ARM Group, IHS Towers and Huawei Technologies to set up solar powered ICT centres in both public and private schools in Lagos state.

 

Some of the workshops organised by FOTE in recent times include:

  • Proper Waste Oil Management
  • Climate Change and Global Warming
  • Ecosystems Changes and Poverty in Nigeria
  • Wetlands Protection in Nigeria
  • Sustainable Water Development and Poverty Alleviation
  • Enabling Urban Poor Livelihoods Policy making- Understanding the Role of Energy Services
  • Stakeholders Reflection on the Nigerian Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Situation
  • Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon economy
  • Your Planet Needs You: Unite to Combat Climate Change
The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organisations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. Established in 1992, NNNGO represents over 3495 organisations ranging from small groups working

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