Communiques

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.

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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.

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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 […]

Communique Issued at One-Day Legislative Dialogue on Maternal Health Accountability

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF ONE-DAY LEGISLATIVE DIALOGUE ON MATERNAL HEALTH ACCOUNTABILITY ORGANISED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM MACARTHUR FOUNDATION HELD AT THE KANO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2017

Preamble:

CISLAC with support from MacArthur Foundation organized Legislative Dialogue on Maternal Health Accountability in Kano state. The Dialogue aims at bringing relevant legislative committees in the Assembly under one roof to brainstorm and proffer holistic recommendations on adequate, accessible, affordable and effective maternal and child health in the state, within their respective mandates. The session was chaired by the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Atta. After exhaustive deliberations on various thematic issues, the following observations and recommendations were made:

Observations:

The State House of Assembly’s critical legislative process had brought to limelight, Health Trust Fund Act with dedicated budget line for MNCH to be funded through 5% deduction from […]

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER A ONE-DAY SOUTH EAST FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION TOWARDS STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE NIGERIA DEFENCE SECTOR ORGANIZED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC)

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER A ONE DAY SOUTH EAST FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION TOWARDS STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE NIGERIA DEFENCE SECTOR ORGANIZED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA AND TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF BAYVIEW RESORTS & HOTELS, IN ENUGU STATE ON THE 17th OF NOVEMBER, 2016

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Global Affairs Canada and Transparency International (TI) held a one-day Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on citizens’ role towards Strengthening Accountability in the Nigeria Defence Sector (SANDS). The FGD was attended by anti-corruption focused NGOs from Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Imo and Ebonyi states. Community influence and opinion Leaders, Council Officials, Youth Groups, Women Associations, Students and Community-Based Organizations. After exhaustive deliberations on the aim of the FGD which is to elicit citizens participation in strengthening accountability in the defence sector. We, the participants:

Recognize that the […]

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER THE BI-MONTHLY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON PEACE AND SECURITY CONVENED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC)

DECLARATION OF ACTION AFTER THE BI-MONTHLY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON PEACE AND SECURITY CONVENED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM NIGERIA STABILITY AND RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME HELD IN KANEM SUITES, UTAKO DISTRICT, ABUJA ON THE 10TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2016

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) convened the Bi-Monthly Meeting of the National Civil Society Consultative Forum on Peace and Security.  The meeting was attended by the Hon. National Commissioner – North Central, Hajia Amina Zakari, and Representative from the Office of the National Security Adviser. National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and IDP, Director Risk Reduction and Mitigation NEMA, NSCDC, Nigeria Police Force, Peace Corp of Nigeria, Women and Youth groups, Diplomatic Community, Faith Based Organizations, NGOs, Academia, Religious Leaders, Members of the Parliament, Media Practitioners as well as experts in the […]