CODE uses its Follow The Money campaign – now a movement in ensuring transparency and accountability in the implementation of funds [international aid or government spending] intended for local communities. In 2013, we successfully advocated, visualised and tracked the release of US$5.3 million for remediation in Zamfara state to immediately treat 1,500 lead poisoned children in Bagega; In 2013, we advocated and tracked the release of NGN 5 million for the provision of classroom for 115 pupils who were learning under tree shed in Eyele, Kogi State; In 2014, we advocated and tracked the release of NGN120 million for the relocation of 3,000 citizens of Gutsura, Zamfara to a new site with access to water and toilets. In 2015, we revealed the scam project while tracking the release of NGN 9.2 billion that was meant to purchase 750,000 clean cookstoves and 18,000 Wonderbags for rural women nationwide.
Since 2011, our Earth Hour Nigeria, an advocacy and awareness campaign for the environment has reached 40 million Nigerians. The World Wildlife Fund supported campaign mobilizes government, organizations and individuals to take action for the environment. Now we have expanded this to the entire West African Region reaching over 90 million people, mostly in communities.
Our Sustainaware project, an initiative on education for sustainable development that aims to improve youth Knowledge, Interest and Leadership on Environmental Health, Green Economy and Social-Environmental Entrepreneurship), initiated by CODE’s European partners in 2014 connects eight partner countries (Nigeria, U.S.A, India, Slovenia, Argentina, Hungary, Croatia, and Liechtenstein), and now added Zambia and Somalia, as implementing countries of Sustainaware in 2016.
At CODE, we believe positive change is only possible when people live boldly and take the responsibility for finding a unique role and making the world a better place. At CODE, we develop participatory tools such as Uzabe, the Nigeria oil spill map, and promote policy-relevant research and peace building events aimed at developing a greater knowledge base about the relationship between human rights and conflict, thus encouraging the participation of marginalized communities in democracy and governance, rather than in conflicts. CODE is part of the Peace & Security Working Group coordinated by the British Council
CODE uses innovative technologies to provide early warnings to vulnerable communities during emergency response situations. We also engage communities in community participatory mapping and in other disaster risk response mechanisms. Furthermore, CODE creates and organizes smart and open communities through its mapping day project. Presently, CODE is creating a digital humanitarian (DH) network response team across the West African region as a mitigation measure towards climatic threats.
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