• June 18, 2021

USAID Supports Civil Society Advocacy In Nigeria With $33 Million

(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new activity that promises to enhance the ability of Nigeria’s civil society and business membership organizations (CSOs and BMOs) to influence policies and reforms across the most critical service sectors.

The five-year, $32.9 million Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) activity strengthens the financial, management, and advocacy capacity of CSOs and BMOs to create a more accountable and democratic Nigeria with more efficient public service delivery. 

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At a launch ceremony attended by a wide variety of governmental and private sector advocates for good governance, USAID Acting Mission Director Katie Donohoe said that Nigerian civil society has the potential to support transformational change in Nigeria.   

PROJECTED IMPACT: SCALE will enable CSOs and BMOs exercise their rights to advocate for economic opportunities that lead to better lives by influencing policy reform in critical sectors such as health, education, water and sanitation, governance, agriculture, and extractive industries, enhances collaborative advocacy in areas that will improve the quality of life for Nigerians, especially women, youth, people living with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations.

Agenda Watchdog

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