NEWS FROM OSIWA
March 10, 2014: Advancing Women’s Rights in Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria - The Nigerian Constitution has signed several international conventions to promote gender equality and women’s rights. However translating this legislation into real life advancements for women is yet to be fully materialized. OSIWA’s Democracy and Accountability Program Coordinator Catherine Angai takes a closer look in her piece, “Advancing Women’s Rights in Nigeria”. As the world...
February 27, 2014: Sierra Leone’s governance, education and justice sectors still lagging
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Three recent reports reveal profound reforms are necessary for democratic progression Tremendous progress has been made in bolstering Sierra Leone’s young democracy since the end of its civil war. However, there is still much work to be done in the areas of governance, political participation, public service delivery and justice sector reform, according to three reports commissioned by the...
February 20, 2014: STOP AREVA FROM PUTTING PRESSURE ON NIGER!
Dakar, Senegal - SIGN OUR AVAAZ PETITION HERE Why this is important Urgent petition from Oxfam France, OSIWA, Publish What You Pay and ROTAB "In my country, almost 90% of the population has no access to electricity, while in France one in every three light bulbs is lit thanks to Niger’s uranium. The renegotiation of mining contracts between AREVA and the Nigerien government is a historic opportunity...
February 20, 2014: A Decade of Reforms: where do we go from here?
Monrovia, Liberia - Governance of Natural Resources and its impact on Development in Liberia A known reality for many of our countries in West Africa is that we have developed economies which are now commodity dependent, and where mining windfalls have not only not benefitted local populations to the extent anticipated, but are yet to yield the adequate resources to finance the required support for...
February 19, 2014: Call for applications: Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa
Dakar, Senegal - (Posted 11 February 2014 by Transparency International Secretariat) Transparency International, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute for West Africa (OSIWA), is launching a Social Entrepreneurs Initiative (SEI) for West Africa. The initiative aims to support innovative ideas from young people to boost transparency, accountability and the fight corruption in their communities....