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.

CODE :The Future We See through Follow The Money Newsroom.

A non-governmental organisation Follow The Money, an initiative of Connected Development (CODE)Connected Development (CODE) is set to launch “Virtual Newsroom. The products from the Virtual Newsroom is set to further engage and empower more marginalized people in...
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Proactive Vigilance: How Citizens can hold their government accountable

“Abeg, you cannot come and fix a programme that will start at 8 am on a Saturday morning, I will not be able to attend, please postpone it for another day or cancel it” responded Ijiwere to her colleagues, who wanted to visit another friend; “Let me tell you, If you...
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Say No To Street Begging : Education is Key

“The Lord will bless you, the Lord will provide for you, the Lord will grant you journey mercy to your destination, help me, please help me,” The tiny innocent voice you hear right inside your ears through the window of a moving car when there is Gridlock (mostly...
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[Cont] Somebody Have To Do The Dirty Job, But Who?

On a faithful morning, I listened to wish me well by Timi Dakolo on my grandfather radio (The one he gave me as a birthday gift). I immediately connect with the music as it was a replica of what was going on in my head. I have to leave this village by moving to the...
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Hope Restored As Remediation Begins in Shikira

We are extremely excited to announce that the Federal Government has finally bowed to public pressure and commenced the clean-up of Shikira, a small rural mining community situated in Rafi local government area, Niger State. One year and three months, after the...
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