CTA Profile

BRIEF HISTORY AND PROFILE OF CENTRE FOR TRANSPARENCY ADVOCACY (CTA)

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) formerly known as the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring group (ISDMG) was founded in 2005 but registered as a Non-Profit, Non-Governmental and Non-Religious organisation under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria in 2012. Our mission is to promote the benefits of transparency and accountability in public service and to cause a reawakening in the society to imbibe the tenets of transparency and accountability in Nigeria. One of its key roles is advocating for transparency in the value chain of the extractive sector as well as to monitor service delivery as rendered by government and agencies to conform to global standards and best practices. CTA is privileged to work with a large repertoire of media partners.

Importantly, the covenant of CTA is premised on advocating openness in running government business, assessing, and verifying on- going and completed physical projects and ascertaining the quality-of-Service Delivery by Federal, State and Local Governments, Ministries/Departments and Agencies (MDAs). CTA works towards achieving reforms in the extractive industry and community interventions that support contract transparency, Zero Gas Flare, and beneficial ownership reforms as well as working to mitigate unintended consequences arising from the extractive industry resources.

CTA equally operates as a critical watch dog in the electoral value chain and is involved in election observation in Nigeria. We enjoy strategic partnership with other organisations notably, Women in Extractives, Koyenum Immalah Foundation, Network on Good Governance, Contract Transparency Network, the Media, and other Civil Society Organisations.

 

Centre for Transparency Advocacy is certified by NGOsource.

 

PROGRAMME DIRECTION AND KEY FOCUS.

CTA’s core programme direction is focused under the following thematic areas
1. Public Sector Service Delivery
2. Extractive sector reforms and accountability
3. Public Sector Reforms
4. Democracy & Good Governance
5. Elections

CROSS CUTTING
Women & Youth Involvement
Human Rights

 

Program Areas

Public Sector Service Delivery
• The Service Delivery Reports and Awards
• Contract Transparency
• Training and Public education
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Application of the FOI
• Research and Publication

Public Sector Reforms
• Advocacy
• Budget Tracking, Transparency, and Accountability
• Leadership development and Civic empowerment
• Economic Development
• Capacity Development/Building
• Participatory Needs Assessment and Diagnostic Studies

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE:
• Leadership development and Civic empowerment
• Advocacy
• Budget Tracking, Transparency, and Accountability
• Gender
• Research, Publication, Monitoring and Evaluation

Elections
• Electoral reforms, Civic and Voter Education
• Election security
• Election observation
• Research and Publication

EXTRACTIVE GOVERNANCE
1. Advocacy targeting extractive entities and MDAs.
2. Contract Transparency.
3. Advocating for legislation on policy reforms that promotes the extractive sector.
4. Community awareness and promoting information on disclosure by mining, oil and gas industries.
5. Promoting civil society coalition on the extractive industries
6. Interfacing with organisations like PWYP, NEITI, FOSTER on extractive matters

ANTI-CORRUPTION
1. Knowledge generation and sharing on the impact of corruption on development.
2. Mobilizing Citizens participation in the fight against corruption through access to advocacy and knowledge tools
3. Promoting transparency and accountability in the operation of government businesses.
4. Publish corruption perception index.

Women & Youth Involvement
• Gender and inclusive governance
• Re-orientation, Behavioral change facilitation and re-integration.
• Community Development
• Participatory Needs Assessment and Diagnostic Studies
• Capacity development building through; empowerment and sustainable life skills/livelihood training
• Leadership development and Civic empowerment

Human Rights
• Peacebuilding
• Refugees and IDPs
• Conflict Transformation (mediation dialogue, and negotiation)
• Trauma Healing
• Human Security- hunger, fear and health challenges

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