S4C director named 2016 Desmond Tutu Fellow

Victoria Ohaeri, the executive director of Spaces for Change | S4C (www.spacesforchange.org) is one of the 24 candidates selected for the 2016 Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme. Out of 305 top-quality nominations from 32 countries who competed for a slot in this prestigious programme, Victoria Ohaeri was selected as one of  ”Africa’s highest-calibre emerging leaders who have…

Who Benefits from Free Trade Zones?

Spaces for Change’s Victoria Ohaeri is one of the experts that reviewed Heinrich Boll Stiftung’s latest research study, “Urban Planning Processes in Lagos.” She assessed the legal framework for the establishment of free trade zones and urban mega projects in Lagos State, highlighting the policy and regulatory gaps, including proposals for reform. Heinrich Boll Stiftung is…

Institutionalizing Community Inclusion in Urban Governance

Spaces for Change.S4C‘s director, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri was among the speakers that spoke to world business and political leaders, mayors and heads of municipalities in Africa at the AFRICITIES VII Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her paper titled, “Institutionalizing Community Inclusion in Urban Governance” examined how the economic theories of privatization and liberalization have disrupted traditional land…

Spaces for Change’s Digitivism: Democratizing Organizational Structures via Social Media

Social media, Activism, and Organizations 2015 (#SMAO15) brought together a large, international audience from a variety of disciplines. Jen Schradie, Paul Levy, Alison Powell, Natalie Fenton, and David Karpf facilitated plenary talks while Jennifer Earl delivered the keynote. Spaces for Change’ paper: Spaces for Change’s Digitivism: Democratizing Organizational Structures via Social Media was among the strong set of submissions, which made for an exciting…

PHCF Must be the Index for Rewarding Oil Producing Communities

Spaces for Change’s executive director, Victoria Ohaeri speaks on concerning provisions in Nigeria’s oil reform bill, the Petroleum Industry Bill affecting the  environment, community participation, security and natural resource governance. Mrs. Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, in this interview with CHARLES OKONJI of Daily NewsWatch, explained the relevance of Petroleum Host Community Fund (PHCF) and other issues in…

#OSUNDECIDES: The Issues Within

Spaces for Change.S4C’s executive director, Ms. Victoria Ohaeri was among the guest analysts on Silverbird Television (STV) that led the analysis and public conversation around the conduct of the Osun gubernatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Are the electorate and the electoral management body – INEC – adequately prepared for the governorship…

Save Our Democracy Now!

       A one-day roundtable discussion on the theme: ‘Save Our Democracy Roundtable’ was jointly organized by Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN), Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER) and Spaces for Change (S4C) in Lagos on Tuesday, 5th August, 2014. The roundtable was organized to brainstorm on…

Steps to an Effective Project Bid

Spaces for Change.S4C’s Funmilayo Fakeye was among the civil society advocates, human rights and development project implementers trained by the Foreign and Commonwealth (FOC) office of the British High Commission at its “Steps to an Effective Bid” workshop held on July 22, 2014, in Lagos. The workshop brought together project implementers who had received funding…