In a constantly fast-changing world like ours, organizations / persons focusing on social impact have no other choice than to constantly re-invent themselves. As the demand for solutions toward reducing inequalities, diminishing poverty and ending bad governance grows, the means at our disposal to address such issues decrease. Therefore, it is essential to think about new and innovative models & approaches.
Organizations, founders, development practitioners, social innovators at all levels and sectors need to seek out new drivers of growth to bring about sustainable social impact. Right now, with the current urgency in Nigeria, Congo and other parts of Africa, we have a brilliant & unique opportunity to lend our expertise for building Africa.
As citizens continue to demand for good governance, accountability and justice through various channels, there will be a need for a Policy document that addresses these issues while putting into consideration the demands of the citizens as well as the peculiarities of each region. Although the speed and methods of reforms may vary across regions, it is vital that we recognize that a short, medium and long-term approach is necessary in creating the Nigeria of our dream.
While the protests, pressure-points and prayers are great, but without leadership direction and a policy plan; we won’t lead this to victory.
In lieu of this, Ideation Hub Africa created and shared a Policy Blueprint Request Form where people submitted and highlighted their pragmatic ideas & agenda items for Good Governance and Police Reform which culminated into the Policy Blueprint on Good Governance and Police Reform.
This policy blueprint briefly reviews key institutional drivers and suggest possible actions that can be taken in a short, medium and long term to support the overhaul and restructuring of government systems and institutions to promote the wellbeing of all Nigerian citizens regardless of socioeconomic status. It is significant to note that this Policy Blueprint on Good Governance and Police reform is based on the collation of submission received, an extensive research studies as well as evaluation of recent happenings.
Please take the time to look through these submissions, digest them and take on responsibility as social changemakers to drive social impact across Africa.