Up to $20 million could get infused into a project whose goal is to reverse the effects of “decades of authoritarian leadership in Nigeria,” the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) revealed today.
According to a draft Statement of Work (SOW), the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement program, as the agency calls it, will hire a contractor to help achieve the agency’s goals:
through strategic partnerships between civil society coalitions and networks on the one hand, and critical stakeholders in Nigerian society on the other. The latter may include the media, reform minded Nigerian government institutions or representatives, the private sector, as well as other influential public figures. The program will also explicitly aim to engage marginalized populations, such as women, youth, and the disabled in the process and emphasize the importance of leadership and innovation.
USAID is accepting comments on the draft SOW until June 7.
Source document: Solicitation #USAID-Nigeria-620-12-001-PDG.
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