The need to improve the capacity of Civil Society Organizations, CSO, in Nigeria receives a boost with the groundbreaking commissioning of a state-of-the-art training facility known as Abdulraufu Mustapha CSO Training Centre.
DAILY NIGERIAN observes that the training facility commissioned by the Country Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Paulin Basinga, was the first of its kind in the nation’s capital.
Declaring the Centre open, Mr Basinga described the facility as a step towards increasing the capacity of the CSOs in order to give their best in the areas of critical healthcare delivery challenges in the country.
According to him, the Centre will continue to work with local organizations as front-runners in the struggle to improve issues around healthcare delivery in the country.
Also speaking, the Country Director of the Development Research and Project Centre, DRPC, an indigenous CSO that is leading the coalition of seven NGOs under [email protected], Judith Ann-Walker, said the Centre will serve as a reservoir of resources for all CSOs free of charge.
“All CSOs, NGOs and other Non Profit Organizations who need the facility to hold meetings, conferences, training and other activities are free to come and use the facility free of charge,” she said.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the facility is run by the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, [email protected], project, who are working in the areas of Routine Immunization, Family Planning, Childhood killer diseases, and Primary Healthcare Under One Roof, PHCUOR.