The Steering Committee on Civil Society Regulatory Environment, in collaboration with the Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (ACT) Programme, will be holding a 3-day National Conference on Civil Society Operational Environment from the 13th to 15th of September 2022 at the Nigerian Airforce Conference Centre and Suites, Kado, Abuja.
The purpose of the programme is to strengthen the capacities of 200 CSOs (including network and coalition) in 10 states selected across the six geo-political zones in the country: Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Enugu, the federal capital territory (FCT), Kano, Lagos, Plateau, Rivers and Sokoto.
In a press release issued by the Act programme of the British Council, it was stated that the conference will focus on providing a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue for an improved, effective, and inclusive regulatory environment for the operation of the CSO in Nigeria.
The event will bring together various actors from civil society, government (regulatory agencies, legislators, etc.), development partners/donors, and other stakeholders to discuss how to enable a conducive regulatory environment for CSO operations in Nigeria.
It will offer a neutral forum where viewpoints from stakeholders on the regulatory environment for CSOs are comprehensively analyzed through keynote presentations, panel discussions, plenary discussions, breakout sessions, and strategic statements.
High-ranking officials expected to attend the strategic sessions include the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, and representatives of international non-governmental organizations, while civil society organizations from across the country will be represented.
The ACT programme supports the National Conference with funding from the European Union Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS.
Participants can join the conference virtually by registering through http://bit.ly/CSOConf22.