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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UPDATE: ANEEJ FETES CONGOS EXCO: BOTH TO BUILD BRIDGES

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  The Conference of Non-Government Organisations, CONGOS, is an umbrella body for all NGOs and Civil Society organizations in Edo State. It functions under the ‘Akugbe principle’, (in Edo language to mean ‘unity‘) and to connote that when Civil Societies form a network to work together, they are stronger in voice, words and in deed. […]

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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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UPDATED: FOR OGP TO PUT FOOD ON NIGERIAN TABLES

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  A fundamental question which arose from the breakthrough of the internet was the expediency of giving everybody access. That question came at time in the early 80s after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the break-up of Communist USSR and the fall of the Cold War era, where state official and unofficial secrecy was […]

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DYNTRA INDEX – ANEEJ TO TRAIN CSOs, MEDIA, NDI STAFFERS

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The Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement project implemented by ANEEJ/LITE-Africa and her Cluster members sought to improve the capacity of CSOs to engage the Niger Delta Institutions (NDDC, Ministry of Niger Delta, Oil and Gas Commissions in Delta, Edo Ondo, Abia & Imo States) to be more effective and as well make them accountable to […]

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LET PIGB PROVIDE FOR & ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, COMPENSATION AND REMEDIATION, HOST COMMUNITIES SAY

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BACKGROUND / EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ANEEJ hosted the civil society organisations (CSOs) and host communities dialogue on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), with the objective of harmonising views and building consensus amongst stakeholders on the PIB.  The programme, held at the Aldgate Hotel in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, brought together 53 participants representing CSOs and host communities […]

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