... building a transparent and accountable society where citizens participate in decisions that affects their lives

The Good Governance Portfolio evolved from the Think Tank Group of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria

(being one of the thematic areas of the Think Tank), a body that had done so much to give the church a voice and facilitate her position on social, economic and political issues in the country.

With the coming of Caritas Nigeria, the unit formally took off in 2014 and was reorganized to coordinate the good governance interventions of Caritas Nigeria both at the National and Diocesan levels through enhancing the capacity of the Church to supports quality interventions in transparency, accountability and sustainable development, in line with the Catholic Social Teaching.

Specific areas of interventions included: National Assembly Monitoring; Policy Advocacy (both at the National and Diocesan levels); Civic Education (voters and citizens’ rights); Peace building; and, Gender Mainstreaming. 

Interventions revolve around integral human development and deploy several approaches as is necessary. Most of them are short-term. 

Good Governance activities are funded majorly by CAFOD, Caritas Nigeria, CBCN and EU.


Post-election Press Briefing from Enugu Situation Room

22 Mar 2023 2023 Elections

Caritas Nigeria team working with the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) that coordinated  Election Observation in the South East and South-South...

Post Election Press Conference

28 Feb 2023 2023 Elections

A copy of the Post National Elections Interim Press Statement Issued by the Caritas Nigeria/JDPC Situation Room at 02.30 pm, 27th of February, 2023.

Situation Room Preliminary Report

26 Feb 2023 2023 Elections

The  Election 2023 Situation Room issued a Preliminary Report on Saturday, February 25, 2023, which was delivered via a Press Conference by the Executive...

Unveiling the 2023 Election Situation Room

24 Feb 2023 2023 Elections

To kick-start activities for a smooth election observation of the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria, the Executive Secretary and CEO of Caritas Nigeria in...

Press Statement on 2023 General Elections

24 Feb 2023 2023 Elections

The Executive Secretary and CEO of Caritas Nigeria, Rev Fr Uchechukwu Obodoechina unveils today, February 24, 2023, the Situation Room of the 2023 General...

Walking the Talk: Voter sensitization for 2023 Elections

22 Feb 2023 2023 Elections

Caritas is walking the talk of voter sensitization for the 2023 General Elections by beginning in-house with the local community of St Gabriel's Chaplaincy...

Good Governance SPOTLIGHT

Friday, 01 July 2022 17:22

With the upsurge witnessed in the turnout of people for the ongoing Continous Voter Registration in the Federal Capital Territory, there is fresh hope for a lot of those yet to register following...

The Good Governance initiative predates Caritas Nigeria, and takes its origin from the onset of the 21st century, when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in their wisdom decided to...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:13

The goal of the Good Governance thematic area is to promote a transparent and accountable society where citizens participate in decisions that affect their lives.

Thursday, 23 July 2020 03:34

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