Within its mandate of developing the capacity of Civil Society Organisations for accountability, credibility and good governance, the ACT Programme has onboarded an additional 67 CSOs through 14 consortium grants to its list of grantees. The programme, having sent out call for proposals, selected eligible consortium member organisations, civil society networks and consortium that work for community development from the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, and whose vision and mission align with the objectives of the programme. The selected organisations were engaged in capacity development activities that will enable them deliver expected outcomes and make impact based on the objectives of the grant as elaborated in their proposals.
Grantees were trained on team dynamics, processes and mechanisms of financial controls in grants management, communication and visibility, gender and social inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, networking and partnership building, and reporting requirements. Some of the thematic areas specified by the grantees include advocacy, water and sanitation, digital literacy, health and education. A total of 133 organisations have now received the ACT grants and are impacting lives within their communities across the country.
“The opportunity to be selected as a grantee by the ACT programme has opened my organisation to greater responsibilities and higher potentials. It has continued to increase our visibility among indigenous and international partners. As always, community development is our focus and passion. As the lead consortium, we are excited to be working together for the common good.”
- Rev. Duke Ogbureke, Executive Director, Youth, Adolescence Reflection and Action Centre (YARAC), Jos, Plateau State.