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Request for Expression of Interest (EoI)

Expression of Interest (EoI) for the Development of Policy Brief on Improved Legislative Oversight on Accountability in Public Sector Operations.

 

Introduction

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), as National Contact of Transparency International in Nigeria is requesting expression of intrest from intrested consultant to develop a policy brief on Improved Legislative Oversight on Accountability in Public Sector Operations. The consultancy is within the project “Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Anti-Corruption Mechanisms” (SLAAM) in Nigeria with financial support from MacArthur Foundation. The aim is to create better understanding of what is required of National Assembly on oversight and how citizens are abreast of the work the legislative arm is doing to enable it build citizens’ confidence in the oversight role of the legislature.

As part of its commitments in the project implementation, CISLAC is currently seeking the services of a consultant to conduct a desk review on the above subject matter.

 

Nature of Work:

The consultant will reflect technical expertise to facilitate […]

Progress Review Meeting of CrimJust Nigeria

PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING OF CRIMJUST NIGERIA

On Wednesday the 11th of April 2018, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC alongside the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), held a Criminal Justice (CRIMJUST) Project progress review in Bolton White Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria.

The CRIMJUST project, which aims at combating drug and organized crime along the cocaine route in South America, the Caribbean and Africa, is currently being implemented by the UNODC, TI and INTERPOL. CISLAC as the National Contact of Transparency International is an implementing partner of this joint initiative in Nigeria.

 

Objectives of the Meeting

1) To discuss the on-going Institutional Mapping Phase (November 2017 – April 2018)

2) To plan and review the upcoming CRIMJUST Validation Workshop (24th – 27th April 2018)

3) To discuss the proposed activities for the upcoming advocacy phase

4) To outline ways of improving the synergy between UNODC and CISLAC in Nigeria.

 

Attendees:

CISLAC: 

Kolawole Banwo – Programme Manager

Samuel Asimi – CRIMJUST […]

Cross River parleys CISLAC to strengthen humanitarian response

By Austin Erameh

The Cross River State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Joe Oshie Abang, has assured of his administration’s commitment to strengthen collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in the formulation of appropriate internationally-complied policy or legal frameworks for guiding humanitarian response in the state.

Abang gave this assurance while receiving a group of civil society organisations led by Okeke Anya, Programme Manager (Democratic Governance), CISLAC, at his office in Calabar, Cross River State’s capital.

The Commissioner reiterated commitment to partner CISLAC in advancing holistic solutions to complement existing efforts by the state and developmental partners in addressing the growing challenges associated with human trafficking.

Also speaking during the visit, Anya explained that the meeting aimed at advocating to relevant government agencies on the need for the introduction of state-based frameworks on emergency response.

“This visit aims primarily at advocating for a state law and/or policy that will […]

Tobacco use: A major contributory factor to cancers, other diseases – Anya

By Austin Erameh

There are indications that tobacco consumption could be a major contributory factor to cancer, cardiovascular ailments and other diseases.

These hints were given by Okeke Anya, Programme Manager (Democratic Governance), CISLAC, while presenting the priorities and challenges for advancing the WHO FCTC in Nigeria’s Public Health Systems at the recently concluded 17th World Conference on ‘Tobacco Or Health’ held in Cape Town, South Africa.

He said a recent study conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), a coordinating ministry for the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act, 2015, to ascertain the implementation progress of the Act across eight selected Public Health Institutions in the Federal Capital Territory, reveals that no fewer than 75% of the respondents had come in contact with a patient whom had been diagnosed with cancer, cardiovascular ailment and other related diseases with 71% of them linking tobacco consumption to cancer, cardiovascular ailments […]

How poverty worsens child marriage, Almajiri system in Nigeria

By Aminat Yusuf and Salmat Abdulwaheed

Just as needle injects content into the body, poverty remains a systemic menace breeding insecurity, socio-economic deprivation and instability, especially in the Northern part of the country where high level illiteracy and child destitution prevails.

Poverty, in the analysis of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity. By this, it denotes susceptibility to violence, inaccessibility to basic needs, economic incapacitation and social exclusion.

The resultant impact of poverty continues to prey on community and family’s socio-economic decisions with rising perception of child marriage and Almajiri system as opportunities to escape chronic poverty or alleviate socio-economic burdens.

Early child marriage across the North hinders the girl-child’s ability to pursue an education and gain independence.

As part of the wrong socio-cultural attitude to education, girls are often instructed to stay home and perform domestic responsibilities, while their brothers head to the classroom. This automatically […]

Report of the Second One-Day CSO Workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership Transparency Champions in Nigeria

REPORT OF A ONE-DAY CSOS WORKSHOP ON SUPPORTING BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP TRANSPARENCY CHAMPIONS IN NIGERIA. ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) VENUE:  BOLTON WHITE HOTEL, ABUJA. DATE: 28TH JUNE 2017

 

Introduction

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), with support from Transparency International (TI) and Department for International Development (DFID) on 28th June 2017 held the second Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership Transparency Champions in Abuja.  The workshop was a follow up on an introductory one which held in April. It sought to deepen CSO’s knowledge of the concept of Beneficial Ownership. Explore its current Legal Framework and have CSO’s advance ways that Beneficial Ownership (BO) can be all-inclusively embedded in their work at the organizational level.

 

Opening Remarks 

Mr Kolawole Banwo, a senior programme officer and member of CISLAC management team gave the opening remarks. He welcomed participants from the Salah holiday and acknowledged that the attendance was impressive, given the […]

Vacancy Announcement

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Location:  Abuja

Application Deadline: 20th April, 2018

Type of Contract: Annually renewable contract

Languages Required: English

Starting Date: 27th of April, 2018

 

Organizational Summary

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization that is currently a Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria. CISLAC works towards bridging the gap between the legislature and the electorate, by enhancing campaign and advocacy strategies; engagement of bills before their passage into law; manpower development for law makers, legislative aides, politicians and the civil society, as well as civic education on the tenets of democracy and Human Rights promotion. CISLAC undertakes activities related to capacity strengthening, advocacy, policy analysis, citizen’s education and mobilization, civil society networks and coalition enhancement. CISLAC seeks to promote transparency, accountability, good governance and anti-corruption efforts among multiple stakeholders in the areas of public finance management, revenue mobilization, including tax justice and extractive revenue management.

The organization is seeking a qualified candidate […]

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 […]

Report of a One-Day CSOs Workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership (BO) Transparency Champions in Nigeria

Report of a One-Day CSOs Workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership (BO) Transparency Champions in Nigeria  Organized By Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)

Venue:  Bolton White Hotel, Abuja. Date: 27th April, 2017

 

Introduction

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), with support from Transparency International and funds from DFID on 27th April, 2017 held a One Day Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) workshop on Supporting Beneficial Ownership Transparency Champions in Abuja.  The objective of the workshop was to discuss 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.

 

Opening Remarks

Mr Kolawole Banwo, a member of CISLAC management team welcomed all participants present and stated that CISLAC is the National Contact for Transparency International in Nigeria and it is on that basis that CISLAC was […]