No fewer than 1,825 persons have benefitted from a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported programme that strengthens the financial, management and advocacy capacity of local civil society organisations in the country.
The programme, Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE), seeks to create a more accountable, transparent, peaceful and democratic Nigeria with more effective and efficient public service delivery had benefitted several individuals through various project interventions such as civic space dialogues and capacity building.
Dr Otive Igbuzor of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) made this known at a meeting with the partners of the programme and Nigerian media executives to explore partnership opportunities for addressing some of the country’s development challenges in Abuja.
In her opening remarks, the Chief of Party of the SCALE Project, Lydia Odeh, reiterated the need for the media to partner with development organisations to help share results on how development effort was bringing about positive change.
The SCALE is a five-year activity with support from the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is implemented by Palladium.
The project upholds gender equality and social inclusion in all its activities to ensure everyone, especially women, young boys and girls and Persons with Disabilities are empowered to contribute to decisions that affect them.