Osun State, Nigeria – In an effort to prioritize the interests and concerns of women, youth, and persons with disabilities in politics and governance, the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria Programme cohort members in Osun State recently held a crucial meeting with partners. The meeting’s primary objective was to review and validate the Osun Citizens Agenda, a vital document that aims to empower and promote inclusivity for marginalized groups in the state.
The Osun Citizens Agenda seeks to identify and address barriers that hinder the active participation of women, youth, and persons with disabilities in the political and governance processes. The agenda also delves into the specific areas of interest and concerns of these demographics, with the ultimate goal of enhancing their engagement in these sectors.
During the meeting, key stakeholders from various sectors came together to discuss and validate the Osun Citizens Agenda. The participants engaged in extensive discussions, providing valuable insights and suggestions to further enrich the agenda. Their contributions reflected a shared commitment to fostering inclusivity and empowering marginalized groups in the state.
One of the central themes of the meeting was the importance of visibility and mobilization of women, youth, and persons with disabilities at both the grassroots and state levels. Stakeholders pledged their support to advocate for these marginalized groups, ensuring their voices are heard, and their interests are well-represented in decision-making processes.
The European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria Programme emphasized the significance of such collaborative efforts in promoting democratic principles and inclusive governance. By actively involving marginalized groups in the political and governance spheres, the programme aims to create an enabling environment that fosters active citizen engagement and representation.
The meeting’s outcomes and recommendations will serve as a guiding framework for implementing initiatives that address the challenges faced by women, youth, and persons with disabilities in Osun State. The European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria Programme remains steadfast in its mission to support and promote good governance, inclusivity, and citizen participation in Nigeria.