2020 • 6 months • On Nigeria
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is an independent nonprofit organization, focused on research and advocacy to deepen democracy in West Africa. CDD proposes to expand its fact-checking operations on the COVID-19 pandemic, to include widely spoken local languages in Nigeria. At the end of the project, CDD expects to build a team of fact checkers that can be deployed for other misinformation and disinformation projects.
2019 • 1 month • On Nigeria
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is a non-governmental organization working on democratic governance, human rights, criminal justice reform and anti-corruption in Nigeria. This grant will enable grantees of the Foundation's Criminal Justice Reform Cohort to travel to Brisbane, Australia to participate in a Conference organized by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law on the theme: Bribery and Corruption-Modern Approaches to an Eternal Problem. The conference is intended to sharpen the knowledge of participants by educating them on modern approaches to the problem of bribery and corruption. These lessons will improve the cohort's program implementation efforts.
2018 • 2 years • On Nigeria
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is one of Nigeria's foremost nonprofit organizations, and a long-standing grantee of the Foundation. CDD was founded in 1997 to provide independent, nonpartisan approaches to capacity building, policy development, advocacy, and research on democratic governance, human rights, and security issues. This award enables CDD to work with a minimum of five key public finance oversight and accountability bodies, including the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Office of the Auditor General, the Presidential Initiative for Continuous Audit (PICA), the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), and others, to strengthen public accountability mechanisms and improve collaboration with non-state transparency and accountability groups involved in anti-corruption efforts. CDD's work supports systems improvement in the target agencies with a mandate to enhance integrity and accountability through training, administrative and operational reforms, peer learning, and targeted assistance to empower and insulate change champions. The support to EFCC, ICPC, and NFIU improves forensic infrastructure, and redresses the problems of poor evidence gathering. By fostering collaboration and coordination among leadership of the target anti-corruption agencies, and by promoting collaboration between them and civil society actors, CDD expects to bolster transparency, accountability and corruption efforts.
2018 • 3 months • On Nigeria
Established in 1997, the Centre for Democracy and Development aims to promote the values of democracy, peace and human rights in Africa, particularly in the West African sub-region. The award is to strengthen accountability in Nigeria. It supports the participation of at least 50 experts and practitioners from Nigeria and elsewhere to address the challenges and proffer solutions to tackle the spread of fake news, disinformation and cyber vulnerabilities in the forthcoming 2019 elections.The CDD led conference will identify the impact of fake news on journalism and democracy, freedom of press and speech while exploring the role of social media in the fake news crisis. The conference hopes to proffer solutions to tackle the spread of fake news, disinformation and cyber vulnerabilities in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
2017 • 2 months
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was founded in 1997 to provide independent/non-partisan approaches to capacity-building, policy advocacy and research on democratic governance, human rights and security issues. CDD is hosting a meeting in partnership with stakeholders across the continent of Africa, to define areas of collaborative partnership on Transitional Justice in line with a continent-wide implementation plan, and develop an action plan on facilitating the adoption of the AUTJA by individual African countries.
2017 • 2 months
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was founded in 1997 to provide independent/non-partisan approaches to capacity-building, policy advocacy and research on democratic governance, human rights and security issues. CDD is hosting a convening in collaboration with the steering committee for transitional justice in Nigeria, which comprises of representatives from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative (PCNI), the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), to establish a community of practice on transitional justice issues in Nigeria.
2016 • 4 years • Human Rights
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was founded in 1997 to provide independent/non-partisan approaches to capacity-building, policy advocacy and research on democratic governance, human rights and security issues. CDD is working with authorities in Nigeria to develop a mechanism to address the Boko Haram Insurgency in the North East, and promote transitional justice efforts in the West Africa sub-region. The organization is developing a comprehensive national transitional justice policy framework; including transitional justice in all government-led post-conflict reconstruction efforts, and conducting a nationwide campaign on peace, justice and reconciliation. CDD is also working with the Economic Community of West African States to ensure implementation of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy and build capacity of key member states to adopt Transitional Justice processes in the West Africa sub-region.