Communiques

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOS AND MEDIA ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING FOR NUTRITION IN BAUCHI STATE

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING FOR NUTRITION IN BAUCHI STATE ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF) HELD AT DESTINATION BAUCHI HOTEL, BAUCHI STATE ON 11TH OCTOBER, 2018.

Preamble

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) organized a Roundtable Dialogue. The Dialogue aimed at bringing under one roof the state’s executive, legislative, CSOs and the media to identify opportunities for financing nutrition, understand existing efforts by the State towards increasing domestic investment for nutrition and address nutrition emergency, giving cognizance to the importance of timely release of funds for nutrition, increased domestic investment for the scale-up of CMAM, and increased budget line for nutrition in Bauchi state. The meeting drew participants from the State House of Assembly, State Ministries of Health, Finance, Agriculture, Women Affairs, […]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING FOR NUTRITION IN SOKOTO STATE

A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING FOR NUTRITION IN SOKOTO STATE ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF) HELD AT DANKANI PALACE HOTEL SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE ON 2ND OCTOBER, 2018.

 

Preamble

 

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre in partnership with United Nations  Children’s  Fund  (UNICEF)  organized  a  Roundtable  Dialogue  on Budgeting for Nutrition. The Dialogue aimed at bringing under one roof the state’s executive, legislative, CSOs and the media to identify opportunities for financing nutrition, understand existing efforts by the State towards increasing domestic investment for nutrition and address nutrition emergency, giving cognizance to the importance of timely release of funds. The meeting drew participants from the Sokoto State House of Assembly, State Ministries of Education, Women Affairs, Agriculture, Finance, Sokoto State Primary Health Care Development Agency, civil society groups and the media.

 

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING FOR NUTRITION IN NIGER STATE

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING FOR NUTRITION IN NIGER STATE ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF) HELD AT DOKKO HOTEL MINNA, NIGER STATE ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2018.

Preamble

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) organized a Roundtable Dialogue. The Dialogue aimed at bringing under one roof the state’s executive, legislative, CSOs and the media to identify opportunities for financing nutrition, understand existing efforts by the State towards increasing domestic investment for nutrition and address nutrition emergency, giving cognizance to the importance of timely release of funds for nutrition, increased domestic investment for the scale-up of CMAM, and increased budget line for nutrition in Niger state. The meeting drew participants from the State Ministry of Education, State Ministry of Agriculture, Niger State Ministry of […]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CISLAC SIDE EVENT DURING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY 73RD SESSION IN NEW YORK

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CISLAC SIDE EVENT DURING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY 73RD SESSION IN NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24TH 2018 AT 4 WEST 43RD NEW YORK.

Preamble
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), on the 24th of September, 2018, held a parallel session during the United Nations General Assembly. The event drew participants from different sectors across the globe of notable repute and from different backgrounds including the Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olanrewaju Adeyemi Tejuosho, Mr. Hilary Ogbonna, Programme Specialist and coordinator Africa and middle East UN SDG Action Campaign, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande the Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations ably represented by Mr. Muyiwa Onifade, Representative of UNICEF- Mrs. Chizoba Steve-Edemba, civil society groups, development partners, the international community, private sector, Nigerians in the diaspora and the media. Ultimately the purpose for the side event was to provide Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Promoting Accountability and […]

Communique Issued at The End of A Civil Society Capacity Building Workshop on Basic Health Care Funding in Nigeria

 

 

 

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CIVIL SOCIETY CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON BASIC HEALTHCARE FUNDING IN NIGERIA ORGANISED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) AT CHEZ MOI HOTEL, IKEJA-LAGOS ON 31ST JULY, 2018.

Preamble:

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organised a Civil Society Capacity Building Workshop on Basic Healthcare Funding in Nigeria under the aegis of a project titled “Reinvestment: Increasing Legislative Oversight on Primary Health Care in Nigeria.” The workshop aimed at educating the CSOs on techniques for engaging the legislators, building their knowledge on advocacy approach to legislative engagement and ensuring they have effective means of educating and informing state legislators and other policy makers about the importance of health care investments and other interventions. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues such as “Understanding the Role of Legislature and Civil Society towards Primary Healthcare Revitalisation in Nigeria” and “Financing for Primary Healthcare: Harnessing Domestic Funding Opportunities, Enabling Policies and Legislation,” the […]

Communique issued at the end of the first one-day CSO workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership Transparency Champions in Nigeria

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF ONE DAY CSOS WORKSHOP ON SUPPORTING BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP TRANSPARENCY CHAMPIONS IN NIGERIA ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL (TI) AND FUNDS FROM DFID,  HELD AT BOLTON WHITE HOTEL, ABUJA ON THURSDAY 27TH APRIL, 2017.

 

PREAMBLE.

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized a one-day Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership Transparency Champions in Abuja.  The workshop was aimed at educating and creating awareness among CSOs on the concept of beneficial ownership, its challenges in Nigeria, how CSOs fit in its narrative, and advance ways that beneficial ownership can be holistically implemented in Nigeria to positively affect the economy, help fight corruption and impact the lives of Nigerians. The workshop drew over 30 participants from across CSOs in Abuja. It featured Mr Dauda Garuba as the lead presenter and other discussants. After exhaustive deliberations, the following observations and recommendations were […]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CISLAC’s SIDE EVENT DURING UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR THE STATUS OF WOMEN 62 (CSW 62)

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CISLAC’s SIDE EVENT DURING UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR THE STATUS OF WOMEN 62 (CSW 62) ON THE 14TH OF MARCH 2018 IN 4 WEST 43RD STREET New York, NY.

 

PREAMBLE

 

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on the 14th of March 2018, held a side event at the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women 62. The event was attended by over 40 participants from across the globe of notable repute and from different backgrounds including civil society, development partners, the international community, private sector, Nigerians in the diaspora and the media. The meeting was also ably attended by CISLAC global board of Trustee members such as Dr. Afia Zakiya, Mr. Francis John and Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), among others. The meeting aimed at highlighting government’s core policy and legislative interventions that seek to empower the Girl-Child and to address the factors […]

Communiqué Issued at The End of a One-Day Executive, Legislative, CSOs and Media Dialogue on Maternal Health

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA DIALOGUE ON MATERNAL HEALTH ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, HELD AT MAKERA HOTEL, KATSINA STATE ON 1ST MARCH, 2018.

PREAMBLE:

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized a one-day Executive, Legislative, CSOs and Media Dialogue on Maternal Health. The dialogue was aimed at bringing Katsina state’s executive, legislators, CSOs and media under one roof to brainstorm on current trend, progress, opportunities and challenges on maternal healthcare service provision and delivery in the state. The meeting drew participants representing State House of Assembly, Ministries of Health, Education and the Media. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following trend, progress, opportunities, challenges and recommendations were recorded:

Progress:

In 2018 Appropriation, the state has allocated 11.8% of its total budget to the health sector.
The State House of Assembly has sustained […]

Communiqué Issued at The End of a One-Day Executive, Legislative, Csos and Media Dialogue on Maternal Health Accountability

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, CSOs AND MEDIA DIALOGUE ON MATERNAL HEALTH ACCOUNTABILITY ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, HELD AT ROYAL HOTEL, DUTSE JIGAWA STATE ON 22ND FEBRUARY, 2018.

PREAMBLE:

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized a one-day Executive, Legislative, CSOs and Media Dialogue on Maternal Health Accountability. The dialogue was aimed at bringing Jigawa State’s executive, legislators, CSOs and media under one roof to brainstorm on current trend, progress, opportunities and challenges on maternal healthcare service provision and delivery in the state. The meeting drew about 20 participants representing Jigawa State House of Assembly, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Budget and Economic Planning Directorate, Ministries of Health, Education and Women Affairs, Civil Society Organizations, and the Media. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following progress, challenges and opportunities were recorded:

Progress:

The state […]

Communique Issued at a Two-Day Workshop of the Technical Working Group on Tobacco Control in Nigeria

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF A TWO DAY WORKSHOP OF THE TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON TOBACCO IN NIGERIA ORGANIZED BY THE FEDERAL OF HEALTH, IN COLLABORATION WITH CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM THE AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION (ACBF) AND FONDATION POURLE RENFORCEEMENT DESCAPACITIES EN AFRIQUE ON 23RD – 24TH NOVEMBER 2017, NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

A workshop of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Tobacco Taxation in Nigeria was held at the Sawalino Hotel and Suites, Keffi, Nasarawa State from the 23rd – 24th of November 2017. The workshop was organized by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), with support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
The workshop had policy makers and tobacco taxation experts drawn from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of budget and Planning, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and […]