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USAID Civil Society Project’s 2.0 Mindset Series to Hold in Owerri;Discourse on ‘What Works’ for Policy Reforms

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The USAID Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement Project will host the 2.0 Mindset Series to share learning through a discourse on how to undertake effective policy reform advocacy for good governance.

The 2.0Mindset Series with the theme, “Effective Advocacy, Strategies and Tactics: what makes the difference?” will hold on Tuesday February 16, 2016 at Rockview Hotel Owerri in Imo State at 6pm.

The 2.0Mindset Series is a sequence of discourses to share the skills and experience of successful practitioners and change agents and supply side recipients of such. It aims to strengthen the capacity of the Project partners, their collaborators, and the wider public on ‘what works’ in advocacy efforts.

The discourse will host distinguished speakers which include Chibuzo Oriuwa of Forward Africa, Hon Ken Agbim of Imo State House of Assembly, Wisdom Durueke, a lawyer and activist and Emeka Ononamadu, the Executive Director of Citizens Centre for Integrate Development and Social Rights

“We are very excited about the level of interest we have received from speakers and attendees to this one of a kind meeting” said Charles Abani, the Chief of Party of the Project. “The speakers at the 2.0 Mindset Series are experienced advocates in their field and it is important that all these voices are heard as we work toward our common goal of improving governance in Nigeria.”

The discourse will bring together over 100 civil society actors including non-governmental organizations, media stakeholders, private sector and public institutions to discuss what effective advocacy strategies looks like. The 2.0Mindset series will provide a platform where experience from different governance experts can be shared; identify and discuss the challenges of advocating for policy reforms; and discuss ways in which the challenges have been and can be addressed.

To register for this meeting, kindly send a mail to [email protected] with your name, organization name, email, location and phone number.
The Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement Project is a five-year USAID funded project implemented by Chemonics International. Its objective is to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. The project supports increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to be able to influence public institutions, whose function it is to serve citizens’ interests. It explicitly aims to engage marginalized populations, such as women, youths, and the disabled in the process and emphasizes the importance of leadership and innovation.

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