Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre

STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

WHO WE ARE

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre

CISLAC is a non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy, information sharing, research, and capacity building organisation. Its mission is to strengthen the link between civil society and the legislature through advocacy and capacity building for civil society groups and policy makers on legislative processes and governance issues. CISLAC was integrated as a corporate body (CAC/IT/NO22738) with the Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 28th December 2006. Prior to this incorporation, however, CISLAC had actively been engaged in legislative advocacy work since 2005. The organisation is also compliant with the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2007. The organisation reports to SCUML, any transaction that is above One thousand dollars, detailing the payee, purpose and the other KYC (KnowYour Customer) requirements. This is done on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the volume of transactions and to ensure appropriate compliance with anti-money laundering laws.

OUR APPROACH

OUR MISSION

To engage state and non-state actors for improved policy and legislative frameworks,transparency and accountability in governance for people oriented development

OUR VISION

A Nigeria where legislators and policy makers are safeguarding citizens’ rights and welfare while citizens effectively demand accountability

OUR GOAL

To make government accessible, responsive and accountable to citizens

PUBLICATION OF MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

CISLAC has strengthened civil society intervention by the publication of a monthly newsletter Legislative Digest and Tobacco Control Update which have been in circulation for both public and legislative consumption since October 2006 and June 2013 respectively. It has been a central medium of accountability, as it monitors the performance of Legislators, and a channel for advocacy on critical issues that need legislation. Also, CISLAC has a wide range of publications such as Textbooks and Policy Brief

OUR PARTNERS