“FG-ASUU Face off: The Issues Within” – Report of E-conference Proceedings

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Spaces for Change (S4C) convened an e-conference, “FG-ASUU Face off: The Issues Within” featuring Dr. James Okpiliya, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Calabar chapter. Over  3500 members of S4C forum, comprising mainly of young Nigerians converged online to engage the ASUU representative, with…

PULLING TOGETHER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Between September 26-27, 2013, Spaces for Change -S4C staff visited sites degraded by oil spill and recurrent environmental pollution in Ibeno and eight other local government areas in Akwa Ibom State, looking specifically at the impacts on traditional livelihoods, water, food and environmental quality in general. Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited and Total Nigeria Plc…

I Will Stay!!! Campaign Flags Off

Spaces for Change is proud to launch its I WILL STAY (IWS) campaign!!! IWS targets young people who are at-risk of engaging in delinquent and negative behavior, with wrap-around supportive services, experience-sharing and strategic mentoring provided freely by S4C Youth Advocates.  Using a combination of direct experience-sharing, counseling, public advocacy, video-viewing, blogging, web-based conferencing and…

Mobilizing Community Participation in Oil Policy Development

Traditional rulers, community representatives, youth and women leaders play important roles as spokespersons and advocates of environmental justice and sustainable development in the Niger Delta region generally, especially in oil producing communities. Helping them to understand how Nigeria‟s latest oil sector reform bill, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), responds to their environmental concerns and socio-economic…

PIB: CSOs DEVELOP JOINT AGENDA

Four standing Senate Committees on Petroleum Resources comprising (Upstream and Downstream), Gas and Judiciary and Human Rights have scheduled public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB)   on Thursday and Friday July, 18 & 19, 2013 respectively. Private energy experts and civil society groups in Nigeria working on environmental, community participation, conflict and security issues…