Official Language: English
Population: 173.6 million
The Nigeria Country Program is OSIWA’s oldest country office, and is located in Abuja, Nigeria. Established in 2001 to promote open society values characterized by effective citizens’ participation, transparency and accountability, in Nigeria’s emerging democracy, the Nigeria Country Program has, in the past ten years, supported interventions to strengthen constitutionalism and rule of law, electoral processes, equitable management of public revenues and promote respect for the rights of citizens including women and other vulnerable groups that would otherwise be excluded. These interventions have led to establishment of strong citizens’ networks as important platforms and watchdog for monitoring and advocating good governance in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, OSIWA has awarded grants, through a combination of call for proposals and targeted supports, and initiates operational interventions to support partner activities and respond to urgent development in the polity. OSIWA accords priority support to civil society organizations based on their role as important platforms for citizens’ participation and oversight on governance processes at all level.
In Nigeria, OSIWA encourages innovative program interventions aimed to:
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