Legislation intervenes in the life of all but does not impact everyone in the same way. Women, men, and non-binary people, the young and the old, persons with and without disabilities, people of distinct race and ethnic origin are all affected differently, because of their different needs and situations and because of existing structural inequalities […]
Sustaining Democracy through a Pandemic: A panel discussion with WFD Nigeria
COVID-19 is ravaging the entire globe, including Nigeria. In support of the advocacy for democracy amid this international health crisis, WFD Nigeria is leading a discussion on sustaining democracy through this period.
This webinar, held on the 15th May, focused on the need for accountability and transparency, especially among government officials. It identified what these officials could do to support accountability and transparency, while highlighting the existing efforts by the government and policy makers in strengthening the accountability and transparency measures already in place.
Friday 15 May 2020
An online webinar
- Jide Ojo – CEO OJA Development Consult, Columnist, development expert
- Seun Onigbinde – Founding Partner, Budgit, development expert
- Elvis Oglafa – Anti-corruption and transparency advocate
- Brenard Anugwom – Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), lawyer and human rights advocate
In partnership with:
With funding from:
The COVID-19 pandemic requires governments to respond to the health emergency and address the subsequent economic shock. Mitigating the effects of the pandemic requires financial resources at a time when the economic activities and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are declining. As governments roll out economic recovery packages and borrow to compensate for the loss of […]
10 September 2020: IALS/WFD Digital Conference: Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy? Fact and Fiction
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, over 100 countries have passed emergency laws or declared states of emergency. The restrictive measures have been accompanied by a worrying narrative about the negative impact of these measures on democratic processes and human rights. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) […]