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Local government sustainability
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Committed to sustainable human development.
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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 SHOFCO, Thank you, I am humbled by your generous comment. Having worked and interacted with 6 out of 774 government councils, I am confident that at the scale up stage if we are successful, we would put to use some tools we have designed into our initiative to address the challenges that would bring impacts to the communities.
Hi Jill, It's great to know you are also passionate about grassroots development especially for the empowerment of the poor people at the lowest level in our communities. We also believe that building leadership skills and competencies at community and scaling up the work at regional level is crucial to bring the positive multiplier effect as well as impact to put our people on the path for sustainability. The post-colonial development in Sub-Sahara Africa demands a revolution not evolution to bring the restructuring that would put Africans on the development pathways to achieve sustainable development. To this end, we believe that government must rise to the occasion and take responsibility and commit to development initiatives that would bring peace, prosperity and sustainable planet. In Nigeria, since independence in 1960, there is no attempt on record, made to empower the rural people by building the capacity of the Local government systems which is the closer to the people. Taken seriously, the need to address government responsiveness to their constituencies is indispensable if we must achieve the global agenda- Sustainable Development Goals. My approach to this is by researching all relevant governmental agencies or departments with the mandates to work with the constituencies and collaborating and partnering with them to fulfill that mandates. What i have learnt over the years is that blaming them or criticism does not help the rural people. this is where strategic stakeholders engagement skills will bring more impacts.