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Douglas M. Itiat is a dynamic motivational Speaker, Author, Publisher, Facilitator, Adviser, Volunteer and NGO Consultant. In 1998, he founded the Centre for Leadership and Sustainable Development, CELAS. He is the CEO of Quaestrion & Planus - a private leading Consulting firm in Media Communications, Capacity Development & Research, Strategic Stakeholders Engagement, Public Participation and Sustainable Development Solutions. He is passionate for excellence, innovative solutions and holistic approach to strategic Stakeholders engagement as well as sustainable development.
Hi, Isaac Jumba, Having the opportunity to engage the 774 local government Councils in Nigeria would undoubtedly bring the following developmental metrics and measure of success, but not limited to; Enabling the local government knows what work and what doesn’t work in the community’s development. Challenge the 774 local governments to engage in, measure and collaborate to achieve Sustainable Development goals. Reduce corruption and improve accountability within the local government systems. Help to introduce our communities best practices. The project would be the first time a national event is targeting the entire 774 local government councils as well as initiate a national monitoring and evaluation mechanism to bridge the gaps between developmental funds and actual impacts. Mitigate the climate Change challenges within the rural communities which account for over 75 percent of the damages. Build the requisite capacities and enhance the skills and competencies of the 774 local Government councils to enable them deliver service to the poor. Create wealth to address the abject poverty issues in the 774 local government councils across Nigeria. Partner with Social Progress Initiative to measure Social progress Index of the 774 Local Government councils of Nigeria. Partner with Servicom to measure Service delivery at the 774 Local Government councils of Nigeria. Work with other partners to bridge the skills/competencies gap to achieve peace, prosperity and sustainable planet, which focuses our ten thematic pillars.
1. ICT. 2. SOCIAL PROGRESS 3. SERVICE DELIVERY 4. CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT. 5. COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY & OWNERSHIP 6. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. 7. STRATEGIC STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT 8. GOOD GOVERNANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY
I will try again to upload my user experience map. The internet service provider I subscribed to was having a network issue and I did not know that the upload did not get through. Prior to commencing the project there would be Project Technical Partners Roundtable where all technical partners would be brief of their roles and responsibilities in the project, deliverables as well as milestones in the execution of the collaborative and partnership relationship. The first activity is National Aggressive Awareness: This will culminate into notifying the prospective local government council according to the 6Geo-political regions by sending a situational report template to them in preparation of the first Geo-political project implementation. The 6 Geo-political Zones are: North Central, South-South, South-East, South-West, North –East, and North-West. In every Geo-political Zone, the following activities would be carried out; The Strategic Stakeholders Engagement workshop. The Strategic Stakeholders Fieldwork. The engagement would be followed by Field work to carry out progress evaluation of the impact created by the implementation of the project. The Benchmark Analysis Activities. The Benchmarking Analysis Activities would identify the gaps and facilitate the development the progress report. Consequently, after engaging all the Local government councils in regional events, according to the 6 Geo-political zones, the last activities would be where the entire 774 local government councils would be engaged and the national report would be presented to all the stakeholders.We plan a two months project timelines for each geo-political zones. As the lead partner, we would only engage partners with requisite skills and competencies as well as the competitive advantage in the area of our thematic pillars. We have a long working relationship with some partners already. Taken further, we will also establish new partnership with others to achieve the project outcome. During our beneficiaries’ feedback phase of the project, we engaged the National Union of Local Government Employees, a national trade union organization with over 1 million active members from the 774 Local Government in Nigeria. As our key partner, the National Union of Local Government Employees already has the platform to reach the 774 Local Government and would be willing to mobilize the 774 Local Government Council to participate in this initiative. We intend to invite key representatives from other 5 regions when commencing with the North-Central region. We plan to produce IEC (information, Education & Communication) materials that would be share as well as engage actively on social media and project website.
Dear Anubha, I did complete the user beneficiary phase and i thought it uploaded when i did. However, the internet network provider i used here in Nigeria was having serious issues. So sorry to know now that it didnt upload. Hope i can remedy this situation.