Partnership for Good Governance (PaGG)
Partnership for Good Governance (PaGG) is an Advocacy Partnership consisting of non-governmental organizations, professional bodies and the private sector which have been working in the area of good governance in Nigeria. It is supported by the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI), a Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme.
PaGG is working at 3 pilot LGA- Amuwo Odofin, Ibeju Lekki and Eti Osa. In a bid to strengthen the Partnership, seven organizations were invited into the Partnership. PaGG has created a platform for the Partners through seminars, workshops and trainings to brainstorm on budgeting process, provided opportunities for deepening relationships, as well as build a network to work together in order to mobilize citizens.
In order to be sustainable, and in preparation of eventual winding up of SAVI in 2015, it is proposed that PaGG be formally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
JDPC is one of the six founding partners of Partnership for Good Governance. PaGG is a consortium of non-governmental organizations, professional bodies, and the private sector committed to good governance at the local level in Lagos State. It is facilitated by the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI), a Department for International Development (DFID) funded program. The partnership shares a common belief in supporting effective and efficient governance at the Local Government (LG) level, in order to complement the efforts of the Federal and State governments. The partners’ agenda for 2012 was to get to the root problem of Local government administration which was done through the process of institutional assessment, of the three pilots Local Governments (Amuwo-Odofin, Ibeju-Lekki and Eti-Osa). After the Institutional Assessment was carried out, some generic issues was detected which cut across all Local Government in Lagos State, this now led to carrying out a survey on these generic issues and the report was submitted to SAVI office for a National Summit which will call the attention of the critical stakeholders to address the problems affecting effective service delivery at the grassroots.
Nigerian Network of Non Governmental Organizations (NNNGO)
JDPC as part of Lagos State Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP) attended programmes coordinated and supported by State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) of DFID. With support from SAVI, a ten – day residential workshop was organized for all South-West Civil Society Organizations on the Constitutional amendment. A Press Conference on the position of South-West Civil Society Organizations on the Constitutional amendment was hosted at JDPC Secretariat. LACSOP’s position on the Constitutional Amendment was presented by the Deputy Director of JDPC Lagos to the Senate Committee on the Constitutional Amendment at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja.
Lagos State Gender and Advocacy Partnership (LASGAT)
The Lagos State Gender and Advocacy Partnership is supported by SAVI. The Partnership commenced meetings in 2012. The objective of LASGAT is to ensure that gender issues are incorporated in deliberations of all SAVI Advocacy Partnerships (APs). Membership of LASGAT comprises two nominees from all APs.
South-West Beyond 2015 (B2015) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Project
B2015 MDG project was initiated by some NGOs in the South West to gather input from a cross – section of Nigerians on their expectations regarding the post 2015 MDG programme. The first meeting was held at Ijebu-Ode. JDPC Lagos was represented at the inaugural meeting. The meetings are rotational and subsequent meetings have been held in Lagos and Oyo States.
Lagos State Coalition with People with Disability (LSCPWD)
The Lagos State Coalition with People with Disability (LSCPWD) celebrated the White Cane Day on 15th October, 2012. An awareness walk was organized to commemorate the day. The walk commenced from Shoprite Shopping Mall at Victoria Island to Kings College Lagos. There were talks on the importance of the White Cane which is a sign of independence for visually impaired people.
The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRS)
Master Charles Okafor, aged 5 years was handed over to his mother, Miss Ifeyinwa Okafor. Charles was put in the custody of the NRS in 2007 when his mother had him as a teenager. She is now economically stable so the child was handed over to her. The handing over ceremony was done at the NRS office with the staff of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development in attendance.
Ajegunle Community Project (ACP)
In collaboration with the Mainland Local Government Area, a workshop on Gender Based Violence was held at the Mainland Local Government Area Secretariat. The programme was attended by Community Based and Community Development Association.
Movement for Fundamental Change (MFC)
The Movement for Fundamental Change held an inaugural meeting of co – founders on 1st October, 2013 at JDPC Secretariat. JDPC was in attendance as a co-founder of the Organization.
Quantity Surveyors’ Registration Board of Nigeria
In commemoration of their 3rd Building & Construction Economic Roundtable, the Board invited JDPC to present an Institutional Paper on ‘Enforcing Transparency and Accountability in the Nigerian Building & Construction Sector’ on 23rd and 24th May, 2013 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja. The Deputy Director, Mr. U.J. Nkamuke represented JDPC at this function.