2018 Annual Report of SPACES FOR CHANGE

In 2018, the organization worked in five thematic areas: urban justice, energy reforms, gender, youth development and defending civil society space. Regardless of the thematic focal area, the array of programs and activities detailed in this Annual Report impacted thousands of lives across regions,  particularly ensuring that everyone is given the chance to participate and…

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National Home Grown School Feeding Programme: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

With 10.5 million out-of-school children in Nigeria (UNICEF: 2017), the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) introduced the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) to provide one hot meal every school day to pupils of public primary schools, with a view toward incentivizing school enrollment, school attendance and completion rates in the country. By sourcing…

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Unpacking the Official Construction of Risks and Vulnerabilities for the Third Sector in Nigeria

Are non-governmental organizations in Nigeria poorly regulated? Are non-profit entities used as conduits for money laundering and terrorism financing? This Open Society Foundation-supported research study extensively analyses the results of the 2016 National Risk Assessment on money laundering and terrorist financing risks in Nigeria (Nigeria NRA). It interrogates the applicability of the legal regimes governing anti-money laundering (AML)…

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Unpacking the Official Construction of Risks and Vulnerabilities for the Third Sector in Nigeria 

Are non-governmental organizations in Nigeria poorly regulated? Are  non-profit entities used as conduits for money laundering and terrorism financing? This Open Society Foundation-supported research study extensively analyses the results of the 2016 National Risk Assessment on money laundering and terrorist financing risks in Nigeria (Nigeria NRA). It interrogates the applicability of the legal regimes governing anti-money laundering (AML) and…

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Social Media for Extractive Justice: Lessons from Spaces for Change

Members of the Publish What You Pay movement, comprising campaigners, activists, advocacy organizations, and development experts from all over the world, converged at its tri- annual Global Assembly held in Dakar, Senegal from 29-31 January 2019. The Publish What You Pay Global Assembly 2019 (PWYPGA19) kicked off with opening statements by senior government officials in Senegal. A representative…

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Public-Private Connection in Urban Displacement: A Case Study of Lagos State

The names of certain private actors, notably popular chieftaincy families in Lagos, are often mentioned in most of the documented eviction exercises carried out in Lagos’ informal settlements in the name of urban renewal. This research lifts the veil of urban renewal in order to interrogate and understand the roles private actors play in facilitating mass evictions…

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AKWA-IBOM OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES’ MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE REPS COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL

In May 2018, SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C held series of consultative meetings with the political and traditional leaders of Akwa Ibom State, especially those from the oil producing communities to sensitize them on the provisions of the latest oil reform statute, the Petroleum Host and Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018. At these meetings, S4C…

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