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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CONSULTANCY FOR SCOPING STUDY – ANEEJ CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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BACKGROUND TO MANTRA PROJECT Corruption is a major problem in Nigeria and is largely responsible for widespread poverty and underdevelopment. According to the UN and the AU, around $148 billion is stolen from Africa annually by politically exposed persons, multinational corporations, the business elite and civil servants with complicity of banking and property industries in […]

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UPDATED: HM & US INVITE ANEEJ TO VIENNA UNCAC SIDE EVENT AS PANELIST

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Background Building upon the outcomes of the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR), this side event will focus on how countries are promoting transparency and accountability in asset recovery processes through successful implementation of the GFAR Principles for Disposition and Transfer of Confiscated Stolen Assets in Corruption Cases. A panel of experts will focus […]

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UPDATES: COMMONWEALTH ANTI-CORRUPTION CHAIRMANSHIP: ANEEJ SAYS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON ANTI-CORRUPTION OF NIGERIA    

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  19th May, 2018. Benin City, Nigeria…The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has expressed delight at Nigeria’s appointment as chairman of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in the Commonwealth, saying that it is a vote of confidence by the Commonwealth and the rest of the world on the efforts by the Nigerian government, […]

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NDDC TO CONDUCT CSO CONSULTATIONS AFTER ANEEJ LITE-AFRICA VALIDATION REPORT

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Background A one-day validation workshop with NDDC officials on the draft Independent CSOs project monitoring report was facilitated by ANEEJ/LITE-Africa  at the Dannic Hotel in Port Harcourt, May 15, 2018.  Present at the workshop were the CSOs Coalition members, NDDC officials, SACE, CSOs and Media, making a total of 30 participants. The NDDC officials present […]

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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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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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ANEEJ JOINS ADB TO ACCELERATE AFRICAN INDUSTRIALIZATION

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Background & theme The Civil Society Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the African Development Bank. The 2018 edition of the Forum is taking place at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 7 to 9 and is aligned with the industrialization theme of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meetings. The Forum is being […]

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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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