2016 • 3 years • Human Rights
The Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), established in 2009, is a leading nonprofit in Nigeria that promotes citizens’ access to public policy. It has a track record of successful policy advocacy initiatives and programs that facilitate civil society organizations’ engagement with public institutions. This award helps PLAC to secure past gains on electoral processes, especially the role and influence of technology, and to expand innovations that will improve electoral integrity and protect the sanctity of voting and voters rights. The organization will educate the public on laws governing elections; review and compile guidelines of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on elections; support the work of the Technical Advisory Group of the Chair of INEC; and hire consultants to support the Chair of INEC. The overall aim of this project is to consolidate the positive gains of the 2015 general elections and advance electoral and political accountability in Nigeria. PLAC will coordinate its activities with another grantee, the Institute for Innovations in Development.
2013 • 3 years, 11 months • Human Rights
The purpose of this grant is aimed at increasing public confidence in the electoral administration process and strengthening participatory and inclusive election administration in Nigeria. This will be achieved through (a) expert technical assistance and advice through regular brainstorming meetings of a technical advisory group; (b) supporting the recruitment and work of two mid-level consultants who will give expert technical services to INEC on specific aspects of election administration; (c) increased dialogue between civic groups and INEC in support of an effective electoral administration system; and (d) civic education, advocacy, and awareness activities.
2011 • 2 years • Human Rights
In support of consolidating the gains of the 2011 general elections in Nigeria through its efforts to increase confidence in the electoral administration process and to strengthen participation and inclusiveness in the administration of elections.
2010 • 1 year • Human Rights
To improve the administration and credibility of elections in Nigeria.