The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) grantees work in different areas – health, governance, human rights and accountability. These organizations have made significant advancement towards improving the rights of marginalized communities, strengthening the rule of law, and promoting government accountability across Nigeria. These grantees began a partnership 2017 which saw them collaborating and synergizing in their work. These initiative is led by The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) with support from NED.
To further strengthen the partnership and explore more areas of collaboration, a one-day partners’ dialogue in was held in Kaduna, Nigeria on December, 2017. During these meeting, it was noted that there was need share more information and collaborate more on projects in order to strengthen the impact of projects being implemented by NED grantees in Nigeria. It was also noted that there was need for grantees to share capacity with grantees that lack some form of skills, especially in the area of social media. To give visibility to NED grantees, the organizations will collectively hold press conferences and continue to publish its quarterly newsletters. NED grantees also agreed to carry out strategic advocacy visits.
The meeting was attended by OCCEN, WIC, CCIDESOR, Access to Justice, GAT, CLEEN Foundation, ERA, NWTF, WINEED, SEMA, Women Fund and CINSI.