The project entitled Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Niger contributes to the strengthening of democratic governance and respect for human rights in Niger through increased accountability of formal and informal power structures, by supporting activities of independent administrative authorities and organizations of Nigerien civil society on the themes of human rights, conflict management, access to diversified and quality information and migration.
Specifically, it targets four thematic components of democratic governance, namely the promotion and protection of human rights, peaceful conflict management, access to diversified and qualitative information and migration to achieve the following output:
Outcome 1: Human rights are better known and respected thanks to wider action by the National Human Rights Commission and more sustained engagement on the part of civil society organisations;
Outcome 2: Key players in Nigerien civil society promoting inclusive approaches are more decisively involved in the peaceful resolution of conflicts;
Outcome 3: Impartial, fair and reliable media coverage is promoted through expanded action by the High Council for Communication in Niger and sustained engagement of civil society organisations in the media world;
Outcome 4: The rights of people in mobility situations are known, protected and respected by inclusive and coordinated actions by CSOs, state structures and research institutes;
The project runs 53 months from 2018 until December 2022.
The implementing partners of the project are the National Human Rights Commission in Niger (Commission National des Droits Humains, CNDH), The High Council for Communication in Niger (Conseil Supérieur de la Communication, CSC) and civil society organisations. As of January 2020, 11 CSOs were selected and implementation of projects is ongoing.
The project is funded by the Royal Danish Embassy in Burkina Faso and managed by Oxfam.