|Sonia Warner, Senior Governance Adviser, DFID-UK, making interventions during the Capacity Building & Action Planning Workshop in Abuja|
A big part of my world in Nigeria is working on anti-corruption and contributing towards tackling illicit financial flows. We are doing things differently in the sense that national partners are really collaborating effectively.
Getting government agencies together in one room and engaging constructively is often challenging. But this week the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, National Orientation Agency and National Youth Service Corp were convened by Youth Alive Foundation (a national CSO funded under DFID’s Anti-Corruption in Nigeria Programme) to discuss joint working for the period ahead at this Capacity Building and Action Planning Workshop.
|Cross-Section of Participants at the Capacity Building & Action Planning Workshop in Abuja|
Civil Society convening government agencies is interesting because this shows more balanced relationships developing between state and non-state actors and a stronger focus on national actions against corrupt. This is what Nigeria needs.
|Sonia Warner, Senior Governance Adviser, DFID-UK|