WRAPA Conducts Oversight Engagement to CIRRDOC on their Community Dialogue Meeting in Enugu State
The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), conducted an oversight engagement to the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), a member organization of the Gender and Accountability Project Cohort, during its Community Dialogue Meeting on the 30th of May, 2019. This activity took place in Ehazuabor Community, Enugu State, and was implemented on the wings of the Gender & Accountability Project.
CIRDDOC held the community dialogue meeting in nine (9) communities of Enugu state, with the aim of sensitizing the participants on their rights to demand for accountability on issues of service delivery from public service providers and the government.
Present at the meeting were thirty-five (35) participants that include; the Community leader (Igwe), cabinet members, religious leaders and other members of the community. The meeting featured interactive sessions where participants engaged in experience sharing on issues of corruption, interspersed with sessions on developing possible strategies that can be explored to drive the demand for . for accountability in the community..
The community leader during his address, spoke on the impact of the sensitization component of the Gender & Accountability project, highlighting an experience during one of his visits to the neighbouring community. He witnessed a very decent level of service delivery in public amenities in the community, as a result of the demand for accountability from women in the community. In a bid to replicate those gains in his own community, he requested that the Gender & Accountability project team implement such sensitization efforts in his own community. In the same vein, this exposure outcome also led him to increase the female members of his cabinet from 4 to 8.
The community dialogue meeting birthed new strategies tailored to the different communities for the improved implementation of the Gender and Accountability project, and in the demand for accountability.