Making Democracy Work for Rural Communities: Civic and Political Rights for Strategic Community Development in Post-Election Era

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The ‘Democracy Clinic’ Organized by Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights - CIDESSOR at Ogbaru Community, Anambra State

I have in this discussion proposed the following strategies of developing community capacity for democratic participation and development action. I have argued on the need for ‘community developers’ like CIDESSOR to do the following:

1.       sensitise the people to demand accountability from leaders and transparency in governance, to stimulate and mobilise local communities towards rights based approach to community development;

2.      Sensitise communities on basic democracy, human rights and development concepts and practices, including continuous voter education as opposed to the rather episodic and close-to-election manner of voter education in Nigeria;

3.      Promote popular democratic participation and accountability, the rule of law and good governance, particularly  at the local level;

4.      Raise community awareness of the fundamental human rights and civic duties and obligations and on global development trends;

A DISCUSSION PAPER ON COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY STRAGIES, DURING A DEMOCRACY CLINIC AT AMUMARA, EZINIHITTE MBAISE, IN IMO STATE, (2011)

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LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR RECALL OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

PRESENTED BY

IGWE CHIDI INNOCENT

Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights

 

1.    OVERVIEW

      From the days of early man, societies have craved for a system of organizing themselves that ensures peaceful coexistence for their social wellbeing.  The evolution of democracy, often referred to as the best system of government, seems to have answered these quests and has offered the citizens the process of electing Representatives as trustees to the people.

Leadership Accountability in a Democracy: A Rights-based Approach

Written by Dr. Jude Ohanele . Posted in Resources

Leadership has been described as the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. Definitions inclusive of nature of leadership have also emerged. Alan Keith of Genentech states that, "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen. According to Ken "SKC" Ogbonnia, "effective leadership is the ability to successfully integrate and maximize available resources within the internal and external environment for the attainment of organizational or societal goals."

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