Ifesowapo Project Flags Off in Badia & Ebutte-Metta

SPACES FOR CHANGE’s Ifesowapo community project, supported by USAID-Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (USAID-SACE), flagged-off on May 3, 2017 at an inaugural ceremony held in Ebutte-Metta in Lagos. The community-based participatory media and research action project is designed to empower slum dwellers in Badia and Ebutte-Metta with new skills in local research, media production, storytelling,…

Understanding the idea of affordable housing

With support from Heinrich Boll Stiftung, a week-long study tour of social housing approaches in Munich, Germany, has broadened SPACES FOR CHANGE’s  understanding of affordable home-ownership models that can be deployed to increase housing delivery to low-income earners and the urban poor. From Lagos, to Abuja, to Port Harcourt, and other Nigerian cities, millions of urban poor dwellers…

Averting Another Round of Forced Evictions in Badia Community

A government-community policy dialogue that SPACES FOR CHANGE brokered between the Nigerian Railway Corporation and Ijora-Badia residents have averted another round of evictions in the community.   Ijora Badia has been the theater of repeated demolitions, forced evictions of historic proportions, which have resulted in significant disruption of social and economic activities. When officials of…