Strengthening Citizens’ Engagement In Electoral Processes In Nigeria (Sceep)
The Strengthening Citizens’ Engagement in Electoral Processes in Nigeria (SCEEP) funded by UK Aid and Action Aid Nigeria ran from 2014 –July 2018. The project focused on improving Nigeria’s electoral processes and the engagement for women, young people and people living with disabilities in the electoral process.
The project built a robust engagement for the Local Government Elections in Kaduna State in June 2018. The SCEEP Project has been able to record positive impacts in the lives of the community members arising from series of engagements on the respective roles and rights protection of citizens in governance and promoting issues for better development of the communities. This awareness has also given the marginalized space and voice changing the orientation of the communities towards volunteerism and collective mobilization for development. SCEEP project also equipped communities with tools to develop Community Development Charter (CDC) for use as a documented and structured approach to community development and holding elected officials accountable. As a result of the intervention, Kaduna State Government has adopted the CDC charter as the tool for aggregating community needs into the state and local government budget.