Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) extends her frontiers on advocacy to the Unites States of America as well as the United Kingdom.
These international offices provide a foothold for CISLAC to continue the work of international advocacy on a global front in ways that further democracy in the emerging world.
An Africa where democratic and accountable governance anchored on the
rule of law, human rights and separation of powers prevail.
To promote good governance, rule of law and parliamentary democracy for the peace and socio-economic development of Africa
- To promote democratic and accountable governance for socio-economic development of Africa
- To promote parliamentary independence and accountability in Nigeria and across Africa.
- To coordinate and strengthen civil society legislative advocacy in parliaments in Nigeria and across Africa through strategic engagements and mutual programming.
- Specific Objectives
- To develop the capacity of parliaments across Africa to be effective players in the governance and development processes on the continent.
- To promote good governance, constitutionalism and human rights in line with national legal frameworks and regional instruments.
- To promote participatory governance by providing platforms for citizens-parliamentary relations.
- To promote transparency and accountability in governance in accordance with national, regional and global legal frameworks and best practices.
- To build partnerships with civil society organisations, international and intergovernmental bodies to promote parliamentary independence and effectiveness.
- To build the capacity of civil society organisations to effectively engage with the legislature.
- To promote women empowerment and rights, gender equity, sexual and reproductive health in line with national, regional and global instruments.
- To build partnerships and develop programmes that promote people centred development.
- To promote peace, security and better conflict management in line with national legal frameworks and regional instruments.
- To do all such other things as may be considered to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.
- The activities and programmes of the organisation shall include:
- Organize talks, lectures, film presentations, exhibitions, conferences, training and capacity building workshops and any other form of educational activities for legislators, identified stakeholders and the general public.
- Engage in research, publications and the production of other online, printed and audio-visual materials that promote the aims and objectives of CISLAC.
- Develop communication strategies, toolkits and programmes to bridge the gap between the parliamentarians and their constituencies and to explain legislative processes and limitations through community sensitization.
- Engage in legal drafting and the production of laws, rules and regulations that will enhance the quality of governance and development in Africa.
- Disseminate relevant information and advice and carry out other community sensitization campaigns on constituency relations, behaviour and overall democratic participation.
- Engage in constituency mobilisation and education to promote, legislative transparency, responsiveness and effectiveness in delivering service to the people.
- Educate the public about the legal rights to which citizens are entitled and the laws and regulations to which citizens are subject.
- Alone or with other organisations, to seek to influence public opinion and make representations to and seek to influence governmental and other bodies and institutions regarding the reform, development and implementation of appropriate policies, legislation and regulations.
- Enter into contracts to provide services to or on behalf of other bodies.
- Subject to Article 13.2.1 :
- to engage and pay employees, consultants and professional or other advisers; and
- make reasonable provision for the payment of pensions and any other benefits as may be decided by the Organisation;
- To open and operate bank accounts and other facilities for banking and draw, accept, endorse, issue or execute promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques and other instruments.
- To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any real or personal property and any rights or privileges which the Organisation may think necessary for the promotion of its objectives and to construct, maintain and alter any buildings or erections which the Organisation may think necessary for the promotion of its objectives.
- To conduct appeals for money or other gifts or for any other assistance for any of the purposes of the Organisation, and to solicit and accept subscriptions and donations (whether of real or personal property) and devises and bequests for any of the purposes of the Organisation.
- To accept (or disclaim) gifts of money and any other property.
- To do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainment of the above objectives and activities or any of them.
Also, the following persons have been contacted to serve as our trustees in the US. They are American citizens with huge interest of CISLAC and occupy relevant positions in the development work in the world.
Board of trustees:
- Auwal Musa (Rafsanjani)
- Dr Afia Zakiya
- Mr.Francis John
- Maisha Strozier – Winrock International
- Latanya Frett – Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Global & Vice President, PPFA
- Ms Lucy Freeman
Details Coming Soon