Less than three months after the launch of the Strengthening Civic Adocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project aimed advancing civil society advocacy Nigeria, the United States Agency for International Development’s Mission to Nigeria (USAID) alongside its implementing partner Palladium has held media strategy validation retreat in Lagos aimed to provide a roadmap to strengthen the financial, management and advocacy capacity for more accountable democratic Nigeria.
The participants deliberated on strategic objectives and actions recommended at media supporting civil society (CSOs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) to shape policies and reforms across systematic service sectors.
While introducing the overview of the SCALE project,the Policy and Governance Reform Advisor, Abudulsalam Badamasi disclosed that during life of the project five-year project the Palladium team will be working with implementing partners to strengthen their capacity.
Badamasi also disclosed that Palladium will be partnering, collaborating with CSOs, resources partners, public sectors across 25 states of the Federation including FCT for the purpose of enhancing their Systems and providing and enabling environment for good governance.
Citing the media as an integral part of its journey in accomplishing the mandate for the next five years.
Participants were drawn from civil society organizations, media representatives, gathered under USAID-SCALE funded project to discuss strategies for media support.