By Linus Aleke
The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), said, it has commenced capacity building for state and non-state actors on the implementation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in Delta State.
The Programme Coordinator of the Centre, Mr Lawal Amodu, in a statement on Wednesday, said, the capacity building is in furtherance of its project “Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the governance process through the implementation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria” with the support of the MacArthur Foundation.
He said the two-day event will offer opportunities to hear state-specific progress reports and concerns and provide guidance where necessary to advance the implementation of the partnership principles in the state.
Delta State, he noted is one of the twenty-five states that have signed up to the OGP and is determined to move forward with its commitment to enthroning transparency and accountability and citizens’ participation in the governance processes.
The Programme Coordinator, also disclosed that the event will feature a presentation on Open Government Partnership, pep talks on keys to organizational effectiveness, dwell on issues, and challenges in the operationalization of the State Action Plan (SAP) and chart the way forward.