The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) is established to build strategic leadership for sustainable development in Africa. In its more than one decade of work in Nigeria, it has observed that the challenge of leadership and strategy in the management of human and material resources are at the core of the developmental challenges of the country and has maintained its leadership in the natural resource governance discourse through regular civic engagements and advocacy in the sector. In 2021, Centre LSD through the BUILD grant from Ford Foundation carried out a study in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics on the “forms and prevalence of gender-based violence in the extractive sector in Nigeria”. The study produced the first national data on forms and prevalence of gender-based violence in the extractive sector. But of particular interest and concern to the Centre now is how extractive sector activities can be beneficial to host communities and marginalized groups, particularly women and groups experiencing intersectional forms of violence and marginalization. It is based on the foregoing that Centre LSD with support from Ford Foundation invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from researchers with experience in Natural resource governance for a study on the efficacy of Community Development Agreements (CDA) as a tool for the transfer of social and economic benefits to mining host communities in Nigeria.
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