SCHOOL OF DATA RADIO

FOLLOW THE MONEY

 

 

Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in Government Spending and International Aid Meant for Local Communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARTH HOUR

SUSTAINAWARE

OPEN DATA PARTY

 

Combined data mining and skills acquisition sessions aimed at providing citizens with the opportunity to become engaged with active governance.

 

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UZABE

 

 

 

Combined data mining and skills acquisition sessions aimed at providing citizens with the opportunity to become engaged with active governance.

 

 

 

 

Transparency and Accountability

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.

Environmental Sustainability

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.

Human Right and Conflict Management

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

Disaster and Emergency Response

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.

What We Took from Mindset 2.0

Oludotun Babayemi, co-Founder of Follow The Money, an initiative of Connected Development was invited to speak at Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE), held at RockView Hotel Royalé. SACE is a governance project funded by USAID to support civil society...
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But Who are You? The Global Media Forum in 2017 focusing on Identity and Diversity

Put seven people from the different continent in a room, and let them share experiences of how growing - up looks like in their various continent. You will get different perspectives. Ask same people, how they think their growing up could have been made smarter, I am...
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Challenges in The Nigerian Water Sector – If the Problem is not Lack of Comprehensive Regimes, then what is it?

Photo Credit: Water Aid Water is life and sufficient water supply is central to life and civilization. Water is part of the five basic human needs and plays a key role in the other four. Nigeria is abundantly blessed with water resources. However, as at 2015, only 69%...
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Enabling Greater Transparency, Accountability and Participation in Nigeria

[The DG of Budget Office, Ben Akabueze making a  presentation during the Budget Transparency and Accountability Workshop]   It is widely accepted that transparency in government leads to the generation of government accountability since it allows citizens of a...
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Broadening Impacts through Strategic Accountability Approaches

[During one of our townhall meetings at Uratta Umuoha Community, Abia State - a key social accountability strategy through which we have enabled communities organize stakeholder engagements to facilitate the implementation of projects intended for them] On the 11th of...
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