ANEEJ PRESENTS PERSPECTIVE ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP AT TLIBISI OGP

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CONTEXT (Culled from OGP website https://www.opengovpartnership.org/events/ogp-global-summit-2018-tbilisi). As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summitin Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. Representatives from OGP’s 96 national and local participants — heads of state and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, international foundations, researchers, academia […]

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FROM YENOGOA TO TBILISI ANEEJ FLIES OGP FLAG

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CONTEXT This inception meeting in Yenogao Bayelsa State, Nigeria  was convened 16th July 2018 for the purpose of stepping down Open Government Partnership, OGP, for Bayelsa state in accordance with the mandate of the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, as co-chair of the National Action Working Group on Anti-Corruption. The meeting took […]

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CAO AND IFC ENGAGE NIGERIAN CIVIL SOCIETY.

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Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, CAO collaborated with the IFC Country Office in Nigeria and several leading Nigerian civil society organizations (CSOs) to host an outreach event in Lagos and Abuja on May 17, 2018.  The purpose of the meeting—which took place in-person and via videoconference from Washington DC—was to raise awareness about CAO’s role as IFC’s […]

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ANEEJ, WORLD BANK COMPLIANCE OMBUDSMAN & GLOBAL RIGHTS COLLABORATE

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Background The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent accountability mechanism for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), members of the World Bank Group.  CAO addresses grievances from people impacted by IFC and MIGA projects with the goal of improving environmental and social outcomes on the ground. CAO recently launched an outreach […]

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PRIORITIZE AFRICAN-OWNED BUSINESSES AFRICAN CSOs URGE AfDB

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Background: The Civil Society Forum of the African Development Bank side event, AfDB, which held from the 5th – 6th May 2018 in Abidgan has come and gone.  After its deliberations, it observed that a development strategy premised on private sector-led industrialization bears the risk of failing to bring the equitable, inclusive transformation that is […]

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ANEEJ & LITE-AFRICA SET TO PRESENT VALIDATION REPORT

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Come Tuesday the 15th day of May, 2018, the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ and LITE-Africa, will at Nigeria’s Garden City, Port Harcourt, present a validation of an independent monitoring report to the general public. The event comes with a critical theme of Working Collaboratively, Addressing our common Development Challenges.   ANEEJ and […]

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ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS – ANEEJ IS PANELIST @ SIDE SESSION IN ABIDJAN

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CONTEXT At the AfDB- Civil Society Forum taking place in the ancient of Abidjan, Illicit Financial Flows, IFF, and how their implications for African Industrialization will feature prominently at a side event tomorrow 8th May, 2018. A statement from Martin Tsounkeu, General Representative, Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN) and F/Chair of the Commonwealth Civil Society Advisory Committee […]

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PROTECT JOURNALISTS MORE ANEEJ URGES FG ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

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Press Release 3rd May 2018 Benin City, Nigeria…The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to accord a measure of respect and dignity to the journalism profession. Making this plea on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, May 3rd, ANEEJ executive director, the Rev David […]

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CSOs TASK GOVERNMENT ON ANTI-CORRUPTION BODIES

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Civil Society Organisations have frowned at what they described as malfunctioning anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria saying their failure would hinder the fight against corruption. According to them, the absence of substantial chairmen for the agencies is limiting their capacity to perform. Specifically, the Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), David Ugolor […]

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EDSOGPADEC WEBSITE TO RUN FOLLOWING ANEEJ VISIT

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An engagement meeting with the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Oil and Gas, held on Friday 30th of April 2018 at the Commissioner’s office in Benin. Led by ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev David Ugolor, there were a total number of thirteen persons in attendance: 4 from ANEEJ, 5 from the Ministry and 4 from Media.  The Honourable […]

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