Promoting Social Audit in Gwoza Local Government, Borno State

As part of our engagement in North East, Nigeria, CDD is supporting the Gwoza Youth Progressive Association (GYPA) on promoting accountability. As an organisation working in North-East, Nigeria, we are often confronted about the lack of accountability by non-state actors and government in our peacebuilding work.   In other to address the mistrust amongst the locals and other stakeholders, we decided to support the work of our partner, GYPA in Gwoza local government. GYPA has decided to focus her Social Audit on abandoned projects that cut across health, education, and water resources sectors in Gwoza LGA. CDD organised several social accountability training to improve the skills of the GYPA and other local partners on social mobilisation, communication, data analysis, drafting FOI, budget analysis and public procurement. We are also mentoring the GYPA and six other groups on running an organisation. CDD will be supporting GYPA with an active grant to conduct her first phase of the social audit. We are happy our efforts are beginning to bear fruits as work as started on one of the identified abandoned projects. The GYP has sent an FOI request and followed up with advocacy visits and pressure to the local government.