Activities and Deliverables:
- Monthly report from the IAC centres to the managing CSOs
- Quarterly newsletters to create awareness and highlight achievements and challenges of the Information Action Centre.
- Community outreach engagement
- Town hall meetings
Information Action Centre beneficiaries which include; Local Government Chairmen, Traditional Rulers, Community Leaders, Council of Elders, Youth leaders, Community Development Committee (CDC) Men, Women, youths (Boys and Girls).
The project is still ongoing
The project started October, 2012
Delta State Government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The Information Action Centre (IAC) is an intervention that gives voice to the citizens at the community level through dissemination and receiving of information from the grass root, increases and strengthen Communities’ involvement on social political activities and monitor public finance system and fund utilization so as to give voice to Delta State Citizenry in governance and create a conducive environment for greater participation and inclusive engagement with their leaders in policy formulation in order to demand quality services and hold government officials accountable at both State and Local Government level. The Information Action Centre (IACs) managers receive information and complaints from communities concerning poorly executed, abandoned, ongoing and completed projects but not in use in the various LGAs
Importantly, the three (3) Information Action Centres (IACs) are located in Ethiope East, Ughelli North and Uvwie LGAs in the Central Senatorial Districts of Delta State, and are managed by Global Peace Development since October, 2012.The IACs desk is open and available to receive visitors, complaints on poorly executed and abounded projects in each of the LGAs.
- To improve public monitoring of performance and public finance management
- To improve environment for civil society, with more effective dialogue between civil society organization and the government
- To create a platform for engagement
- To give voice and strengthen community to ask government questions on awarded projects budgeted to their community
Introduction of partner
Delta State Government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). United Nations Development is the 7th country programme that aims to stop the persistent collapse of social capital and public complain on poor service delivery linked with inappropriate budget implementation and funds miss-management.
Information on awarded projects in communities are now being reported by the citizenry of the state, regarding on abandoned, poorly executed and uncompleted projects are now being received from the community
- Increased citizens voice in governance
- Increased Community involvement on social political activities of the state
Through the advocacy engagements and outreach with the communities, the citizenry are more committed to respond to enquiries and to act on information, and share same on awarded projects extracted from the State budget.