Civic Engagement on the Financial Action Task Force Evaluation of Nigeria was a project implemented between Y2016- Y2018 by the Nigeria Network of NGOs with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The project focused on creating space for effective engagement of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the FATF evaluation of Nigeria while ensuring proper sensitization was carried out among CSOs on FATF recommendations and its impact on their work.
At implementation, research on Nigerian laws that affect the operation of the civil society sector was conducted, conferences that focused on awareness creation on FATF and its recommendations among CSOs were organised while NGOs were convened across two regions in the country for capacity building workshops and engagement with the FATF mutual evaluation process, among others.
Part of outcomes of the project include the establishment of an informal civil society coalition which made concrete and valuable inputs to the FATF evaluation process and ensured the engagement of stakeholders in the implementation of outcomes of the evaluation.
STRENGTHENING REGULATORY FRAMEWORK AND ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR A MORE ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT CIVIL SOCIETY IN NIGERIA is a twelve-month action embarked upon by the Nigeria Network of NGOs.
The program is supported by the European Union as part of programmes of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country-based Support Scheme with the support of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and it is focused on improving and protecting the regulatory environment for non-profit organizations in Nigeria.
The action which began on 28 February, 2017 aims to garner responses of civil society organizations across the 36 states in the country in evaluating the regulatory conditions in which they operate and make recommendations for the review of existing laws to better improve these conditions.
STRENGTHENING STATURORY REGULATIONS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA is a Commonwealth Foundation-funded project currently undergoing execution by the Nigeria Network of NGOs.
The project which is intended to run for a three-year period is aimed at ensuring the review and amendment of the Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act in order to allow for ease of registration and compliance capturing of small and medium-sized NGOs in Nigeria.
Part of the activities to be featured in the course of implementation of the project include nationwide online and offline consultations among Nigerian CSOs to gather responses on registration challenges as well as knowledge of the Part C of the CAMA and sensitization on the importance of the knowing its implications for the work of Nigerian NGOs.