In Ekiti state, we held a three-day intensive training session with government agencies, the media, people with disabilities (PWDs), civil society organizations, and women. We covered key topics such as open contracting, gender equality, social inclusion, and public procurement.
We explored how the state can achieve gender equality and social inclusion in public procurement, dissected the procurement process, and identified levels at which women and people with disabilities can participate. We also provided training to civil society organizations and government agencies on open contracting, project monitoring, and access to information.
The three-day interaction was extremely fruitful, as civil society organizations immediately formed a project monitoring group and pledged their support for a successful Freedom of Information Ranking of public institutions.