The development Research and Projects Centre, dRPC, in partnership with the Women in Media, WIM, under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health At Scale, PACFaH@Scale, is organizing a two day retreat for the Open Government Partnership, OGP, in Kano.
DAILY NIGERIA reports that the retreat is part of PACFaH@Scale, PAS’s effort to hold government accountable to its promises through enhanced inclusiveness, transparency and accountability in governance, as a way of improving engagement in governance.
Similarly, a statement signed by the Co-Chair of the OGP, Halima Ben-Umar and made available to newsmen said the retreat will develop mechanism for inclusiveness in the health and other sectors of the state.
Mrs Umar said: “This retreat is a partnership between the Kano state open government partnership and the Women in Media, under the PACFaH@Scale project.
“It is organized to look at the operationalization of the OGP action plan which aims to bring solutions to social challenges in the state.”
She added that the relationship between OGP and the PAS project is a welcome development that will improve the social accountability framework in Kano state.
She further stated that it will go a long way in improving the public engagement in some identified areas for socio-economic development of the state.
“By the end of the two day retreat, it is hoped that we will come out with strategies that will galvanize citizens participation in governance in Kano state,” she added.
The Kano state OGP retreat aims at finding solutions bedevilling the various sectors of governance in the state, and especially in the health sector.
It is also geared towards developing an implementation plan for the realization of the goals of the Kano state action plan of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)
The two day retreat will offer opportunities to the participants to look at the partnership in line with the state action plan.
It is also a platform to agree to the strategies that will be adopted in resolving the missing links in the structure of state’s steering committee.
Recent health indices released by the NDHIS and MCS 2017 for Kano state, shows high child and family health burden for children under t5 girls and women of reproductive age in particular.