Nigeria Political Party Discussion Series (NPPDS) Unveiled
On Dec 4, 2013, The Centre for Democracy and Development with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI) organized a public briefing to unveil the Nigerian Political Party Discussion Series (NPPDS) at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
CDD advocates for retention of the SIECs
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) held a one day Citizens Conference at Hotel De Bently Abuja, Nigeria to harmonise the divergent views over the sustenance or scrapping of the State Independent Electoral Commissions.
The meeting which was attended by
Idayat Hassan is new Director of CDD
The International Governing Council of the Centre for Democracy and Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Idayat Hassan as the new Director of the Centre effective 1st December 2013. She is a lawyer called to the bar a decade ago and has strong analytical, research and managerial skills. Above all, she has a passion for defending human rights and a drive for
CDD Holds a High Level Policy Conference on Effective Strategies For Reducing Poverty and Scaling up Implementation of the MDGs in Nigeria
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) held a one day conference at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria to disseminate and share findings on the Centre’s study on ‘Combating Poverty and Scaling-Up the MDGs Interventions in Nigeria: An Action Plan.’ The meeting which took place on the 24th of October 2013, was attended by
CDD Celebrates AU Democracy Day with a Symposium on Rising Insecurity in North East Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Government and Peace Negotiation
Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) held a one day symposium at Hotel De Bently Abuja, Nigeria to celebrate the African Union Democracy Day as part of the activity for the Ratification, Popularization and Implementation of the AU Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good governance.
The meeting which was attended by members of the security sector, the diplomatic corp, civil society groups, media and government deliberated on the Rising Insecurity in North East Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Government and Peace Negotiation.
In her welcome address, Idayat Hassan, Team Lead Democratic Governance, CDD noted the geographic dimension of insecurity
CORRUPTION AND IMPUNITY IN NIGERIA IS A MAJOR PROBLEM: A RESPONSE TO MR. PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN BY ANTI-CORRUPTION GROUPS
1ST OCTOBER, 2013
For almost two hours on Sunday 29th of September. 2013, president Goodluck Jonathan responded to questions from journalists and Nigerians on twitter on various national questions ranging from insecurity, power, 2015 elections to cost of governance, and corruption.
President Jonathan agreed that there is
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Wins Mali Elections
The official results have been announced in Mali’s presidential election, confirming a resounding victory for Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.The former prime minister won 77.6 percent of the vote in Sunday’s run-off, marking a return to democracy after last year’s military coup. Keita has pledged that his priority will be to push for peace in northern Mali with Tuareg separatist rebels.
The March 2012 coup plunged Mali into turmoil, allowing the Islamist insurgents to seize the desert north.A French-led military intervention in January liberated the region.Keita faces huge challenges in reforming the military, tackling widespread corruption and reviving Mali’s ailing economy.His hand will be strengthened by 3.25 billion euros ($4.31 billion) in reconstruction aid pledged at a conference in Brussels in May.
Media Foundation for West Africa to Monitor Implementation of International Instruments on Democracy and Good Governance
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) working in partnership with the
Nigeria-based Centre for Democratic Governance (CDD), has commenced a
project to track and report on the status of Ghana's implementation of the
African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance (ACDEGG) and the
ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance (EPDGG).
The project will also involve other advocacy activities to popularise the
Corruption and Governance Failure in Africa
African is endowed with vast mineral resources estimated a quarter of the total world mineral deposit. However, the mineral resources deposits has not transformed into development for its people. The continent remains the poorest in terms of income poverty and is on the lowest indices in social indicators ranging from life expectancy, illiteracy rates, water and sanitation, nutrition, diseases etc. According to the
CDD attends CSOs- Political Parties Workshop for Better Engagement
The Centre for Democracy and Development attended a one day interactive session between Political Parties and Civil Society Organizations organized by the UNDP/DGD11. The workshop organized at the Le-Meridien Hotel in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State had in attendance representatives of over 20 Political Parties and democracy focused local CSOs. The workshop was conveyed by