Communiques

THE CENTRE LSD Q2 POLICY DIALOGUE ON THE SDGS IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: PROGRESS, THE GAINS AND THE GAPS – HELD AT CENTRE LSD CONFERENCE ROOM, ABUJA, APRIL 22ND, 2022

PREAMBLE
The African Centre for Leadership Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) on 22nd April 2022 organized its Q2 Policy Dialogue series on the theme Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation in Nigeria: The Progress, the Gains, and the Gaps. The Policy Dialogue was organized for stakeholders to review the implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria. The policy dialogue worked to build a shared understanding of the status of SDGs implementation in Nigeria among stakeholders and to collectively come up with strategies including design implementation plan for fast-tracking implementation in the remaining 8 years leading to 2030.

Communique Issued at a One-Day CSO-Media Engagement on Effective Natural Resource Governance in Nigeria Held at Barca Liga Hotel, Apo , Abuja, March 31, 2021

PREAMBLE
A one-day CSO-Media engagement on Effective Natural Resource Governance was organised by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to advance conversation on its Strengthening Civic Engagement and Advocacy for Effective Natural Resource Governance project, being implemented in Ebonyi, Ekiti and Taraba states. The meeting keynote CSO-Media Engagement on Effective Natural Governance in Nigeria: What the CSO’s and the Media should do going forward was delivered by the duo of Ms. Faith Nwadishi and Mr. Lanre Arogundade. The meeting was attended by over 70 participants (physical and virtual), including representative of Civil Society, Government agencies and the Media. The general observations at the meeting are contained below.

Call for action at a one day National Conference on exploring the effectiveness of quota system policies in higher education in Nigeria, held Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, organised by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) with support from the Ford Foundation

Preamble: Quota system is universal and used in several countries around the world including India, South Africa, Kenya, USA and Uganda. In many of the countries, the system is transitional. However, in Nigeria, the quota system has no exit date or strategy. Despite this, the quota system policy in Nigeria has achieved some good outcomes in regional distribution of educational opportunities and guaranteed diversity in Nigerian public university campuses helping to foster cohesion and national unity.


Preamble: A National Summit with the theme: Mining in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Way Forward was organised by the African Centre for Leadership Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Steels Development under the project titled: Strengthening Civic Engagement and Advocacy for Effective Natural Resource Governance in Nigeria. The project which is supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is being implemented in Ebonyi, Ekiti and Taraba states…


Preamble: Quota system is universal and used in several countries around the world including India, South Africa, Kenya, USA and Uganda. In many of the countries, the system is transitional. However in Nigeria, the quota system has no exit date or strategy. Despite this, the quota system policy in Nigeria has achieved some good outcomes in regional distribution of educational opportunities and guaranteed diversity in Nigerian public university campuses helping to foster cohesion and national unity.


A Communique Issued at the End of a One-Day Strategy Meeting on CSOs Position on the Constitution Review Process and Emerging Issues Organized by The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) at Prixair Hotel, Abuja, August 7, 2017.


Communique Issued at the Policy Dialogue on the Clean-Up of Ogoni Land: The Role of Stakeholders in the UNEP Report Held at Eastlake Hotel, Port Harcourt, July 16, 2019


Communiqué Developed at the End of Civil Society Roundtable on the Implications of Paris Club Refund/Bailout Funds Payment to States by the Federal Government Of Nigeria Held on July 28th, 2017 At Barca Liga Hotel, Abuja.


Communique Issued at the End of a One-Day Validation of Baseline Study Report on the Community Led Collective Action For Girls Education Project in Adamawa State Held on Thursday 20TH June 2019, At Madugu Hotel, Yola, Adamawa State


Preamble: We the delegates, representing various faiths and traditional leaders in Nigeria from Muslim, Traditional African Religion and Christian beliefs; representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria, Jama’atu Nasril Islam and other Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) from the six geo-political zones in Nigeria, gathered in Abuja Nigeria from 27 th -28 th of November 2018. The aim of the meeting was to launch the Side By Side Faith Movement for Gender Justice, Nigeria Chapter and to deliberate on a shared vision, commitment and plan of action with support from Christian Aid.


PREAMBLE: The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) organized a Policy dialogue on the project “strengthening civic engagement and advocacy for effective natural resource governance in Nigeria” with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). The dialogue was put together to examine the content of public policies and institutions that formulate and implement them with a view to examining the implementation and impact of the policies. More importantly, the policy dialogue will not only be diagnostic of the policy problems but will suggest alternative approaches to dealing with the problems to achieve effective natural resource governance.