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    CSR-in-Action Continues Partnership with Access Bank to Host 9th C-PET Workshop

    …to empower over 50 more CSOs and NGO practitioners on Governance and Decision-Making

    Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action, Bekeme Masade-Olowola
    Access Bank in conjunction with CSR-in-Action’s College of Sustainable Citizenship have concluded plans to host the 9th Civil Society Organisation Professionalism, Effectiveness and Therapy (CSO-CPET) workshop. The biannual programme is slated for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Access Bank Head Office in Victoria Island, Lagos.

    The workshop themed: ‘Governance and Decision-Making’ will feature participants from different civil society organisations and non-profits numbering over fifty, while Soji Apampa and Oluseyi Oyebisi will be the facilitators for the training. Soji Apampa is founder and consultant executive director of convention on business integrity. His areas of expertise cuts across corporate governance, political economy analysis and Anti-Corruption Research while Seyi Oyebisi is the Coordinator, UNICEF Rural Voices of Youth. He is a civil society strengthening and development expert.

    Speaking on the upcoming training, Bekeme Masade-Olowola, Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action, stated that “Good governance is at the heart of any successful organisation as it is essential for a company or organisation to achieve its objectives, drive improvement, and maintain successful relations. Governance in decision-making is not an exclusive concern for large companies, but for any business or organisation of any shape and size including civil society organisations because it can be a deal maker or breaker. It is for this reason that we commend our partners, Access Bank, for their longstanding commitment to supporting the C-PET project and advancing sustainable development.’

    Access Bank’s Head of Sustainability, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, reiterated the Bank’s commitment to building the value chain of businesses and the nation through facilitating shared value. She said “At Access Bank, environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance is at the top of our corporate agenda. This is because we are aware that effective corporate governance is essential to the sustainable growth of the Bank.”

    “We understand that our positive social and environmental impact will establish us as good corporate citizens in the communities we serve. Sound corporate governance practice, which includes excellent risk management processes, is the basis for our outstanding business performance now and in the long-term,” she added.

    The training will feature case studies, theories, examples question and answer segments, individual and group presentations, practical exercises, amongst others; all designed to effectively facilitate knowledge on the subject matter.

    To date, the C-PET training has witnessed participation from over 400 civil society organisations on various far-reaching initiatives with diverse partners from world-class firms, including PwC, Total and Nigerian Breweries. The training remains free and available to registered CSOs and NGOs in Nigeria.

    About CSR-in-Action College of Sustainable Citizenship and Advocacy
    The College of Sustainable Citizenship (CSC) is a sustainability leadership training institute, based in Nigeria, with a focus on teaching individuals and corporate bodies about engraining sustainable best practices in the very core of their day-to-day activities.

    The College was launched in 2015 as the capacity development arm of Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness and Advancement Initiative (aka CSR-in-Action); West Africa’s foremost independent ethical action network and consultancy for collective social responsibility and corporate governance with member-organisations from business and civil societies.

    We strive to be the academic, practical and experiential school to all professionals in the Corporate (Collective) Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability spheres. By providing training and workshop opportunities to citizens, we are building Nigeria – individuals and public and private organisations – to better understand the need for planning for the long term and the benefit of all.

    CSR-in-Action Advocacy, a non-profit subsidiary of the CSR-in-Action Group, is the first United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) NWP private sector member in Nigeria and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – with Special Consultative Status.
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