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CISLAC Policy Brief on Nigeria's Progress Towards Achieving Millenium Development Goals of Combating HIVAIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Goal 6 is combating HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The targets are to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and the incidences of malaria and other diseases by 2015, as well as, achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it.

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Communique issued at the end of Train-the-Trainer Capacity Building workshop on Public Procurement Act 2007 Monitoring and Observation for Civil Society Organisations held at Burgeon Hills Hotel Enugu on June 2nd 2010, organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)

Communique issued at the end of Train-the-Trainer Capacity Building workshop on Public Procurement Act 2007 Monitoring and Observation for Civil Society Organisations held at Burgeon Hills Hotel Enugu on June 2nd 2010, organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) 
The workshop was attended by over 30 civil society organizations represented by about 60 participants drawn from the south eastern states .the workshop which was declared open by Mallam Shehu Director of compliance at bureau of procurement on behalf of the director general of the bureau also held in attendance the assistant director training of BPP.

Mr. Rhema Ehiemere represented, CISLAC at the workshop while Mr Onyema Emmanuel of crime free CSOS and Barr. Osita Nnamani Ogbu were facilitators. 

Papers were presented on:

Overview of CSO participation in the public procurement act 2007
Guide for CSOs monitoring and observation for public procurement implementation using the checklist
Strengthening CSOs […]

Communique Issued at the End of One Day Train- the- Trainer Capacity Building Workshop on Public Procurement Act 2007 Monitoring and Observation for CSOs in Kano State Held at the Ni’ma Guest Palace, Kano State on 27th May 2010.
Preamble

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) organized a One day train the trainer capacity building workshop for Civil Organisations in Kano State. The workshop which is part of a broader implementation including Enugu and Oyo States was held at the Ni’ma Guest Palace Hotel, Nasarawa Kano State on 27th May 2010. The meeting had 82 participants comprising a broad range of Civil Society Organisations and the media from Kano, Jigawa and Taraba States.

The workshop had the key objectives of building capacity, creating awareness on the PPA, building partnership and providing a platform for advocating the enactment of PPA at the state level. […]

Communique Issued at the End of Capacity Building Workshop on Public Hearing and Oversights for Committees in the Kogi House of Assembly and Civil Society Organizations Held at the Halims Hotels and Towers on Monday 3rd May 2010 in Lokoja, Kogi State Nigeria

Communique Issued at the End of Capacity Building Workshop on Public Hearing and Oversights for Committees in the Kogi House of Assembly and Civil Society Organizations Held at the Halims Hotels and Towers on Monday 3rd May 2010 in Lokoja, Kogi State Nigeria
 

Preamble

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from the Heinrich Boll Foundation organized a Capacity Building Workshop for legislators, committees’ staff of the Kogi House of Assembly, Civil Society Organizations and the media in Kogi State. The workshop was held at the Halims Hotel and Towers, Lokoja, KogiStateon 3rd May 2010. The meeting had participants comprising the target groups for the workshop.

During the course of the workshop, key papers were delivered on the ‘Importance of Public Hearing on Good Governance and Development’, ‘History and Practice of Legislative Oversight’ and ‘The Role of Civil Society Groups in Public Hearing and Oversight Functions’. The workshop provided a platform […]

DOMESTICATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI) IN NIGERIA

DOMESTICATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI) IN NIGERIA                                             ISBN: 8-978-48297-1-7                                          2010
Gaps Between Commitment and Implementation.A Civil society Assessment of the performance of extractive industries Initiatives (NEITI)
Edited by: Dr. Sofiri, Joab –Peterside , Ekanem – Bassey
 Natural resources belongs to the citizens, the general population therefore has the right to know the financial details of any revenues such as royalties fees, and exploration licences generated from this resources.The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI) was established in 2002 and has taken giant steps in the direction with its list of principles and criteria of upholding the view that revenues generated from natural resources should contribute to development and poverty alleviation.
Nigeria […]

Legislative Digest Jan 2010

Presidency: Remove Constitutional Impediments
The essential ingredient of any democratic process is the presence of an executive president, who the people routinely elected as a mark of their mandate for his/her governance.
Since November 23, 2009, President Umaru Yar’Adua left the shores of Nigeria in search of appropriate medical attention in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  It is true that the Islamic Republic has more modern, technically superior and reliable medical facilities and personnel.
What is of interest here is not the high-brow medicaments and medics of the Saudis.  It is the very long absence of our President from duty without properly notifying the citizens, and the attendant power vacuum created in the statecraft of the country. (more…)

Legislative Digest Nov.-Dec. 2009

CISLAC Board Hails Rafsanjani on Legislative Advocacy
–-Inaugurates Kano zonal office
Mallam Auwal Musa (Rafsanjani), Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has been commended by the Board  of Trustees (BOT) of the organization, for nurturing the body to an enviable height.
The BOT met recently at Mambayya House, the Centre for Democracy Research and Training (CDRT) of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) to review the activities of CISLAC over the past year.
The meeting chaired by Malam Y.Z.Y’au Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Kano, noted that it was not an easy task setting up a focused organization like CISLAC to achieve so much within its short history.
“We congratulate ourselves for the success of CISLAC within its short history. We particularly congratulate Rafsanjani for his initiatives that have kept CISLAC in the front burner in the struggle to entrench democracy, good governance, transparency and accountability through legislative advocacy,” the […]

Legislative Digest Sept-Oct 2009

CSOs Brainstorm on PIB, Demand More Powers of Oversight for NASS
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country engaged in the areas of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption in the oil and gas sector recently took their turn to brainstorm on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) pending passage at the National Assembly.
The event which held in Abuja attracted 50 participants from the 9nCSOs, the media and other stakeholders. It was organised by the Civil Society legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Pact-Nigeria Project of USAID.
At the end of the forum, participants agreed on a memorandum to be forwarded to the National Assembly during the public hearing on the bill. They noted that Sections 9 to 11 of the draft law “vested a large amount of discretionary powers to the Ministry/Minister in charge of petroleum, with a very limited oversight role to the legislature’’. They, therefore, proposed that the oversight role […]

MANAGING OIL EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES FOR GROWTH AND EQUITY: TRAINING MODULES

MANAGING OIL EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES FOR GROWTH AND EQUITY: TRAINING MODULES                                                       ISBN: 9789784829786                                       2009
The Training Manual on “Managing Extractive Resources for Growth and Equity”,highlights the essence of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI) and provides a framework for propagating its elements using the tool of advocacy. The manual conveys the central message that people can be trained to employ the instruments of transparency and accountability to promote sustainable development.
 There are five modules in the Manual. The first is an overview of extractive industries in Nigeria. Module Two focuses on the principles, objectives, and structure of governance of EITI as it is implemented in Nigeria. Module Five […]

BUDGET ADVOCACY: EXPERIENCES OF WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

BUDGET ADVOCACY: EXPERIENCES OF WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS      ISBN: 978-978-48297-5-5                                    2008
This publication is a compilation of workshop report on the activities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on budget advocacy across the West African region. The book offers a collection of shared experiences on public expenditure management, transparency and accountability through budget interventions by providing an overview of the role of appropriation committees on legislative budgetary processes. Civil engagement as a tool for budget advocacy for fighting poverty was also discussed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Budget Office of the Federation, Dr. Bright Okogu. Akey component of the civil engagement process was further highlighted by the nature of deliberations under which were adopted on the platform of the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS).
Experiences shared by Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) […]