Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) said its five-year collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) gave rise to a framework for reform that promotes inclusive economic growth in the Niger Delta.
At the winding down programme in Abuja yesterday, Charles Abani, Chief of Party of Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE), said the intervention has achieved its objective of increasing engagement and efficiency of civil society organizations (CSOs), towards ensuring public institutions to serve the interests of citizens.
Abani said, “the programme which has taken roots in the nine states that make up the Niger Delta also engages marginalised people such as women, youth and people with disabilities and supports good leadership and innovation”.
Also speaking at the event, SACE’s Deputy Chief of Party, Lydia Odeh said SACE has achieved its specific objective to strengthening civil society capacity to demand for reforms that promote inclusive economic development in the region.
According to her, SACE has been able to discover and work with an alternative model of collaboration that aligns the diverse efforts of many actors towards the same social change goals.