CITIZENS ENGAGEMENTS NAP 2

COMMITMENT 11: To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP)

Lead MDA: National Orientation Agency (NOA) Responsible person(s): Garba Abari [Director-General]; In the first NAP, a commitment was made to develop a Permanent Dialogue Mechanism (PDM) which was achieved.  The framework recognised that citizens play a critical role in advocating and helping to make public institutions more transparent, accountable and contributing innovative solutions to complex development challenges. The framework proposed various activities in several platforms in nationally organised PDM (Local Government Assembly, Peace and Security Platform, Town Hall Meetings and Civil Society roundtable); sectorally organised PDMs led by MDAs and citizens led PDM across organisations, demographic platforms, media platforms, research institutions and social media.  The details of implementation of specific activities are as follows:

Milestone 72: Organize inclusive Local Government Assembly in at least once in the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to June 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 73: Hold Peace and Security Platform at least once every year in each of the six geo-political zones in the country

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to June 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 74: Hold Town Hall Meetings once every year in each of the six geo-political zones of the country

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to June 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 75: All OGP lead MDAs to develop a process for public engagement with citizens, meet with citizens groups on plans, policies, budget and service delivery issues twice a year.

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to June 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 76: Citizens groups facilitate (Traditional and New) Media discussion on OGP issues monthly

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to June 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 77: Citizens participation in public hearing

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to August 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 78: Hold public engagement and facilitate ease of access to information on judicial activities

Start-Finish Date: October, 2019 to August 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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COMMITMENT 12: To synergise and co-ordinate technology-based citizens’ feedback on programmes and projects across transparency and accountability

Lead MDA: Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Responsible person(s): Director-General, Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi This commitment seeks to increase the use, synergy and co-ordination of technology-driven applications, portals and platforms that will enhance citizens’ access to government policy process for regular input and monitoring. The details of implementation of specific activities are as follows:

Milestone 79: To build an OGP portal to aggregate feedback from MDAs and CSOs to help strengthen the feedback process

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to May 2020

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Last Updated: March 2019

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Milestone 80: Organize a stakeholder’s platform for building and managing OGP portal

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to March 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 81: Conduct a survey and mapping of technology-based platforms that promote transparency and accountability in CSOs and MDAs.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to December 2019

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 82: Quarterly analysis of citizens feedback for government attention and response of the government.

Start-Finish Date: October 2020 to May 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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COMMITMENT 13: To create the space for citizens and citizen organizations, human right defenders and the media to thrive, express themselves and participate in the different stages of the policy making process without fear or intimidation. 

Lead MDA: National Human Rights Commission   Responsible person(s): Executive Secretary   This commitment will ensure that citizens and citizen organisations can inform and influence government policies and actions through their freedom to associate, assemble and express themselves freely thereby encouraging constant partnership between the public, private and third sector. The details of implementation of specific activities are as follows:

Milestone 83: Work with regulators such as CAC, FIRS and SCUML to register CSOs especially those working on governance and rights issues within a set time limit on clear grounds that are legitimate. 

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to July 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 84: Advocate for adequate safeguards against undue supervision of CSOs and the media such as random inspections and searches, ad-hoc demands for information, burdensome or invasive reporting requirements etc. 

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to July 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 85: Establish strategy for the development of an effective CSO-Government relationship through the inclusion and timely release of a funding line in the national budget.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to July 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 86: Work with FIRS to ensure that tax treatment and eligibility requirements of CSOs are clear in law and regulation to promote consistent and impartial tax treatment.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to July 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 87: Work with the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to develop a guide on peaceful protests and assembly that is in line with international and ACPHR legal standards.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to July 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019

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