Youth-Vote 2015 Election Blog-zone

YV2015 Blog-Zone is a peer-based network of 7 Nigerian bloggers united by friendship-driven and interest-driven civic engagement activities across the web. Among other objectives, the YV2015 Blog-Zone seeks to expand access to civic information and promote accountability in Nigeria’s electoral processes through synergistic blogging, capacity building and web-based learning activities. Every Monday, the YV2015 Election…

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S4C, Lagos State Resilience Office Co-hosts Discussions on Urban Resilience

SPACES FOR CHANGE [S4C] hosted officials of Lagos State Resilience Office (LASRO) at a community townhall and focus group discussion aimed at informing improvements in the overall urban resilience for the city of Lagos. A year ago, Lagos State received its certificate of admission into the network of 100 Resilient Cities. With the recent appointment of…

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Learning from Mining-Impacted Communities in Ghana

A linking-and-learning visit to Saaman, a mining-impacted community in the Fanteakwa District of Ghana’s Eastern Region, afforded SPACES FOR CHANGE / S4C an opportunity to learn about other advocacy approaches resource-rich communities in the West African sub-region are using to push for environmental justice and community participation in natural resource governance. WACAM,  the premier community-based…

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Standing Together to Defend the Civic Space

SPACES FOR CHANGE ‘s| S4C’s regional workshop, Promoting and Defending Internet Freedoms in Nigeria,  held on September 5, 2018, brought together 35 online practitioners in Enugu State, South-East Nigeria, to increase their capacity to push back against the increasing tide of restrictions on civic spaces often targeted at civil society actors operating in virtual, online and offline…

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Urban Security Summit Uncovers Injustices in Lagos Informal Settlements

Stakeholders in the justice, urban and security sectors converged at the Urban Security Summit organized by SPACES FOR CHANGE ~ S4C  on August 21, 2018, to discuss ways of strengthening institutional and human capacities to develop security and urban planning systems that are responsive, inclusive and sustainable.  Participants at the Summit  held in Lagos comprised federal…

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Lagos State Housing Ministry Inaugurates Committee on Affordable Housing

In August 2018, Spaces for Change’s director, Victoria Ohaeri, was appointed member of the Lagos State Ministry of Housing Committee on Affordable Housing. The inauguration of the Committee came on the heels of sustained multi-stakeholder advocacy for the delivery of affordable housing for the low-income populations in the city of Lagos. At one such multi-stakeholder interactive…

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S4C Participates in GIABA’s Regional Workshop for Civil Society Organizations

Fisayo Ajala, SPACES FOR CHANGE’s / S4C’s Researcher on Civic Space joined 47 other civil society representatives and stakeholders from across the West African region at the three-day sensitization workshop organized by the Intergovernmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA). The recently-concluded workshop  on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements…

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