By: IBRAHIM ADAMU, Kaduna.
Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), supported by USAID/SACE project has organized a capacity building on effective collaboration between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media practitioners in order to improve governance and increase service development effectiveness through service delivery.
Declaring the workshop open on Thursday, the Senior Program Officer CITAD, Isah Garba, said the capacity building is geared towards collective approach in coming together for a common goal especially in the education sector.
“For effective development to yield results, there is need for collaboration between the CSOs and the Media being the key actors in the democratic dispensation. What informed the decision was to come together and discuss ways of improving our synergy to be able to work towards the challenges of the region”.
Garba further said, access to information, civil society capacity building, institutionalization, state/CSO synergy are the key tools in the social accountability.
New Nigerian also noted that as a result of misplacement of priority, many projects have been abandoned in the region which calls for concern.
Topics such as understanding collaboration and social accountability were discussed in which CSOs and media practitioners across the Northeast sub-region were in attendance.