The European Union and the British Council have organized a two-day training workshop for Journalists and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) drawn from across Nigeria on accountable and inclusive development.
“Hopefully, the training will also strengthen the relationships between media, CSOs and the ACT Programme.”
Ms. Esther Ijeaku, a facilitator working in both media and civic space, led the participants on an interactive discussion on current perceptions of the roles of media and CSOs.
She said that the discussions would improve the participants’ understanding of regulatory frameworks and operating environment of the CSOs.
Ijeaku added that it would introduce participants to effective storytelling approach, “to rebuild media reportage of CSOs for advocacy, awareness and behavior change.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ACT programme is being implemented in Adamawa, Edo, Kano, Lagos, Rivers, Sokoto, Borno, Plateau and Enugu states, and the FCT.
The programme strengthens CSOs institutional mechanisms and pragmatic competence, so as to be credible and effective drivers of change for sustainable development in Nigeria.
The programme also provides platforms for multi-stakeholder dialogues for an improved and effective regulatory environment for civil society operations in Nigeria.
It further provides a platform to strengthen donor coordination on civil society engagements among international development partners working with CSOs in Nigeria. ( NAN)