CSO at National Conference 2024 ©

British Council

February 2024

The Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) Programme worked to promote coordination and partnership among stakeholders in the civic space in Nigeria. 

Precipitating the programme’s interventions was the need to address some critical challenges that had been limiting the full potential of Nigerian CSOs to become credible agents of sustainable change and development. One of these challenges was poor coordination among CSOs and between CSOs and other key stakeholders in the sector, including government and donor agencies. There was a tendency for CSOs to independently seek solutions to the issues faced by their constituents, without collaborating with other CSOs in their location or sector, or with key leaders or government agencies. 

This paper includes the approaches adopted by the programme, initial results, lessons learned, and a few recommendations for deepening the gains of stakeholder collaboration. 

You can download the experience paper below.