SOAS University of London, England invites the Executive Director of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) Nigeria, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface to participate in a project workshop for the “Anti-Corruption Evidence Research Consortium (ACE)” led by SOAS University of London.

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) is a key member of the ACE Niger Delta project in Nigeria with sister organizations and YEAC Executive Director’s “presence is indispensable for a successful event”.

The workshop tagged “Making Anti-Corruption Real: How to Stop Wasting Money and Start Making Progress” holds at SOAS University campus in Bloomsbury, Central London, United Kingdom from March 28-29, 2022. For better understating, “Making anti-corruption real” means “understanding these processes and ensuring that every anti-corruption strategy has built-in incentives so that actors with the ability to implement these strategies will do so in their own interest”.

The program is part of the implementation of a collaborative Anti-Corruption Evidence Research Consortium which Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) Nigeria is a member and led by SOAS University of London with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) of the UK Government.

The purpose of the ACE Research Consortium (ACE) is to generate evidence to improve governance in developing countries including Nigeria, Tanzania and Bangladesh.

Fyneface has served as research consultant to the University on the ACE programme since inception over the past five years and during this period, “the SOAS ACE programme has tested a number of different approaches in a range of countries and sectors to identify feasible and implementable anti-corruption strategies and had identified three anti-corruption strategies which offer most potential for reducing corruption”.

The University’s invitation is to enable the Executive Director of YEAC, Fyneface Dumnamene physically participate in the lined-up activities; address the workshop and serve as one of the key panelists with others from around the world who will speak on different topics of the workshop’s main theme including “How did the SOAS-ACE framework influence approaches to research?; What were the challenges of collecting evidence on anti-corruption?” among others.

While in the United Kingdom, Fyneface will be received and meet with activities, civil society actors and organizations, climate activists and environmental campaigners in central London including the Jubilee for Climate, Islington Climate Centre and join the campaign to support the passage of the “Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill” already supported by 120 members of parliament and 250 organizations in the United Kingdom and around the world. At the Islington Climate Centre, the Executive Director of YEAC Nigeria will speak about “Activism in the Global South” among other environmental, youths empowerment and farmers’ support initiative discussions arranged for him during the visit by partners in the United Kingdom.

Executive Director, YEAC.