International Trade and Sustainable Development: Accessing Information on WTO, NEPAD, ACP–EU Agreements for Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria.

Details of the organization
Development Information Network
Nigeria
Civil society entities

Information about the project
International Trade and Sustainable Development: Accessing Information on WTO, NEPAD, ACP–EU Agreements for Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria.
The CSO Working Group on Globalization, Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD-Nigeria) is a platform for articulating CSO inputs into the Nigerian, Regional and Global Trade Agenda. It was formed in May 2004 by participants at a series of National Stakeholders Workshops held across the country facilitated by DevNet with the Support of Heinrich Boll Foundation, Lagos. . DevNet will provide Secretarial responsibilities and manage this website. This website will: 1. Facilitate the understanding of the entire business of International Trade, Globalization, WTO, NEPAD, ACP-EU Agreements on National Development with special focus on Food Security and Sustainable Development. 2. Facilitate the Capacity Building of Civil Society Stakeholders in the articulation of and participation in the negotiation processes of International Trade agreements especial WTO, ACP-EU and NEPAD. 3. Facilitate Civil Society / Government Dialogue on Nigeria’s International Trade Commitments. 4. Facilitate the establishment and strengthening of a Civil Society / Government Stakeholders Working Group on International Trade and Sustainable Development. 5. Facilitate the articulation of Civil Society input into the Federal Governments Trade Policy, its strategic focus and deliverables. 6. Facilitate the establishment of institutional frameworks for cascading the knowledge and implementation of the Governments Trade Policy at State and Local Government Levels. 7. Facilitate general public awareness of International Trade issues.
National implementation:
Completed from 02/04/2005 to 11/03/2005
Heinrich Boll Foundation, Nigeria 250 NGOs across Nigeria.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Conference
  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No