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Nigeria: Matters arising from the Voting Phase during the Nigeria 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections

29 March, 2015

Introduction: Several polling units across the country opened later than scheduled. The delay was occasioned by the late arrival of election officials and materials; this caused a lot of anxiety among voters as well as an overlap of procedures in many polling units including those in Abuja. However, the conduct of voters in response to this has been largely peaceful. The turnout and enthusiasm of voters across Nigeria is highly commendable despite concerns that the election will be marred by violence.

Nigeria: Election Eve Update

27 March, 2015

In a few hours, Nigerians will be going to the polls to vote for a President and members of the National Assembly. The election tomorrow will be a straight fight between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples’ Democratic Party.

Participants and facilitators at the training (photo: WACSI)

22 Practitioners Empowered to Prevent Mass Atrocities in Nigeria

20 March, 2015

Twenty practitioners from civil society organisations and four staff from government institutions –National Security Advisers’ Office (NSA) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)—in Nigeria working to prevent conflicts and promote peace have been adequately equipped to contribute towards efforts to prevent mass atrocities in the country.

Call For Applications: 2015 MILEAD Fellowship For Young African Women Leaders

13 March, 2015

The Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa hereby announces its annual call for applications for the 2015 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development) Fellows Program - to identify 25 of Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders.

Vacant position in LITE Africa - Associate Executive Director

25 February, 2015

LITE-Africa is a national development organization that has been operating in Nigeria since 1999 with a vision to create a safe space for peace and development action and a mission to facilitate community and human development, foster good governance and create inclusive and diverse networks and collaborations within the Niger Delta and beyond. We are currently seeking applications for the vacant post of Associate Executive Director, which will be based in Ugbolokposo–Warri, Delta State.

Job Opportunity: SADC Civil Society Expert

19 February, 2015

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Southern African Trust are seeking a SADC Civil Society Expert who has extensive experience working with civil society in the SADC region to undertake a mapping and analysis of civil society in the SADC region, and contribute to the development of a Sustainability Mechanism.

Resource Centre

The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

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