CLP: Our Programmes
A Platform for Social Movement of Grassroots Citizens working to enthrone democratic accountability and inclusive development
2019 Elections: The ReclaimNaija Movement
Mobilising Faith Communities for Non-partisan Civic and Voter Education towards the 2019 Elections
Community Life Project-CLP, through its ReclaimNaija grassroots citizens platform, embarked on a massive and unprecedented mobilisation of religious leaders and faith communities across the country. This Civic and Voter education initiative was aimed at creating a safe space for Religious leaders: to show and demonstrate religious tolerance towards people of different faith; to discuss their roles in promoting peaceful elections; and to enhance their capacity to voter education to their congregation in a manner that is not divisive, non-partisan and that engenders unity and peace. CLP partnered with the major Christian and Muslim institutions and organisations with well-established structures to reach the grassroots and took the activities from a High-level forum in Abuja to the different states and to local churches and mosques with the Support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, OSIWA.
Reclaimnaija.net: Election Incidents Reporting and Crowdsourcing Platform
For the third successive general election in Nigeria, CLP will be deploying its Ushahidi crowdsourcing platform for election incidents reports :- recliamnaija.net . This platform was first deployed for the 2011 general elections and adjusted as one of the most successful Ushahidi deployments and was also used for the 2015 elections. The reclaimnaija.net platform helps in amplifying the voices of grassroots people and makes it possible for citizens to observe the electoral process and report incidents of electoral fraud and other malpractices at their own polling units simply by sending text messages or calling dedicated numbers in four major languages (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin).
WHO WE ARE
Community Life Project (CLP) promotes participatory grassroots development, citizens’ engagement, livelihood, gender equality, popular participation in electoral process, and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Founded in 1992 and registered in May 1995, CLP has over 25 years track record and rich experience in community development, social mobilisation and capacity building of State and non-State actors at all levels on issues of health, livelihood and governance.
CLP is highly effective in bringing about appropriate mindset and behaviour changes as well as active community engagement. With its over 25-year track record, it is exceptionally able to achieve community ownership of interventions and to deliver impact.
Located in Lagos with branch offices in Abuja and Asaba, CLP serves as the institutional base for ReclaimNaija – a broad-based national social movement of Grassroots citizens working to enthrone democratic accountability and inclusive development.
1. Mutual Respect: We recognise the innate worth of all people irrespective of their class and position.
2. Integrity: We match our words with our actions, maintaining truthfulness and honesty in all our dealings at all times.
3. Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace all human beings irrespective of race, religion, sex, disability or status.
4. Accountability: We are accountable to our partners, stakeholders, donors and statutory organisations.
5. Community Ownership: We ensure that communities at the grassroots participate actively in shaping the direction of our programmes.
Meet the Board of Directors
Community Life Project has a formidable Board of Directors made up of world acclaimed eminent personalities reputed for outstanding contributions to National and Global development. The Board is the policy-formulating body of the organisation.The policies of the Board are implemented by the Organisation, headed by the Executive Director.