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…

PREVENTING TERRORIST ABUSE OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

SPACES FOR CHANGE joined 50 other non-profit stakeholders in West Africa at the three-day regional workshop organized by the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) to discuss the strategies for developing effective frameworks and structures to fight money laundering and terrorist financing through non-profit organizations (NPOs). GIABA, the institution responsible for coordinating anti-money…

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 |…

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: