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…

Standing Together to Defend the Civic Space

SPACES FOR CHANGE ‘s| S4C’s regional workshop, Promoting and Defending Internet Freedoms in Nigeria,  held on September 5, 2018, brought together 35 online practitioners in Enugu State, South-East Nigeria, to increase their capacity to push back against the increasing tide of restrictions on civic spaces often targeted at civil society actors operating in virtual, online and offline…

ENGAGING EFFECTIVELY IN COUNTER-TERRORISM & ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING PROCESSES

SPACES FOR CHANGE participated in the Experts Hub on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering financing of terrorism (CFT) held on January 21 -26, 2018 at the Hague, Netherlands. International Center for Non-profit Law (ICNL), European Center for Non-profit Law (ECNL) and Human Security Collective (HSC) co-organized the Experts’ Hub which brought together representatives of non-profit…

Understanding National Risk Assessments and FATF Evaluations

Understanding National Risk Assessments and FATF Evaluations is a presentation by the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) at SPACES FOR CHANGE’s public dialogue on closing spaces for civil society in Nigeria held on May 29, 2017. The presentation sheds light on National Risks Assessments (NRA) | Why the NRA is important |…

S4C Participates in Strategy Meeting on Civic Space Issues in Tanzania

SPACES FOR CHANGE’s Lotanna Nwodo participated in the Strategy Meeting of civic space issues in Tanzania between April  26-28, 2017. The Strategy Meeting, with over fifty organizations in attendance, was part of a three-day programme organised by the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRD Coalition) in conjunction with the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), in…

PART B | Closing Spaces for Civic Engagement and Civil Society in Nigeria

The report, Closing Spaces for Civic Engagement and Civil Society in Nigeria, generates a database of closing spaces across Nigeria, presenting the evidence of restrictions on citizens and civil society operations, perpetrated under the guise of ‘national interest’, ‘national security’ and ‘other money laundering and terrorism financing considerations. Download the report here: