Women in Sokoto ©

British Council

February 2024

The Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) Programme worked to mainstream gender and social inclusion (G&SI) in the civil society sector in Nigeria. CSOs are now integrating G&SI principles and practices in their operations, programmes and projects. They are also influencing wider stakeholders to be inclusive, and advocating for the implementation of government G&SI policies.

In this paper, ACT shares its experience, including challenges faced and lessons learned, in facilitating this progress across 10 states and at the national level. ACT hopes that other development programmes, implementing partners, donors and government agencies, and a wide range of other civil society stakeholders will find this experience useful in promoting G&SI in the civic space in Nigeria and similar settings. 

You can download the experience paper below.