Joint Meeting Between CDPs And NINNGO

Civic Action, Sustanable Communities - Joint Meeting Between CDPs And NINNGO - act
Esther Lolo (standing), Assistant Manager and Team Lead for Business Delivery at iCentra,
demonstrates how her organisation’s support for capacity development is tailored towards the
needs of Civil Society Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations.

The Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (ACT) programme continues to strategically strengthen
the Capacity Development Providers (CDPs) that work to facilitate delivery of the programme’s
results. A one-day learning event organised by ACT exposed the CDPs to the Promoting Local
Response Capacity and Partnership (PLRCAP), an initiative of the Nigeria International Non-
Governmental Organisation (NINGO) forum. The event, held in Abuja on 26 th July 2022, helped to
create linkage between the CDPs and the NINGO and to map out strategies for collaboration.
At the end of the event, both parties agreed on a regular joint global webinar where Civil Society
Organisations, Community- and Faith-Based Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations are
exposed to thematic learning points that help them deliver sustainable results. The duo as well
envisaged a database of capacity development providers and the revitalisation of a Community of
Practice to further strengthen organisations for sustainable development.
CDPs represented at the event include Cloneshouse, Centre for Information Technology and
Development (CITAD), Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House,
The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre, Tom Associates, American University of Nigeria, University
of Benin Observatory Centre, ICentra, Centre for Management and Development (CMD) and Women
Aid Collective (WACOL).

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