Building Stakeholders Capacity to Advocate for the Adoption of the VPs in Nigeria

On July 23rd -24th 2014 in Abuja, Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa) hosted a two-day workshop on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VP).

The workshop which was aimed at increasing the knowledge of the VPs amongst stakeholders with a view to equipping them with skills to advocate for the implementation of the VPs by the Nigerian Government was attended by over 33 stakeholders including community leaders, representatives of government agencies, civil society organizations, security agencies and embassies.


Strengthening CSOs capacity to promoting Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

The VPs Accountability project funded by the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID) is a one year project (October2013-September 2014) with an overall goal to strengthen the Nigeria CSO Coalition on Business and Human Rights to build and enforce measures of corporate accountability, including increasing state practices on business and human rights principles and standards and ensuring the Nigerian government and Oil companies commits to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. The major Objectives of the project are: To Increase the awareness of the VPs and provide a platform for engagement in Nigeria through trainings and workshops To enhance advocacy skills of community members and CSOs to persuade oil companies and the Federal Government to sign up to and operationalize the VPs.


Oxfam supports LITE-Africa to provide Enterprise Equipment to Cooperatives groups in the Niger-Delta


Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa) with support from Oxfam Novib is providing enterprise equipments to cooperative groups in four selected communities in Isoko South LGA of Delta State and Yenegoa LGA, Bayelsa state.


Business and Human Rights Forum to Strengthen Grievance Mechanisms in Nigeria’s Extractive Sector

LITE-Africa on May 14th 2014, held a Business and Human Rights Forum in Port-Harcourt, River State as part of CORDIAD funded project titled “VPs Accountability” Project.


Three Dutch Nationals Kidnapped at Letugbene!

Niger-Delta Militants have kidnapped three Dutch Nationals (2 males and a female) at Letugbene river, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Sunday at about 4:30pm.



The Voluntary Principles: A Panacea for Human Rights and Security Issues in Nigeria

Posted on by Oludotun Babayemi


Human Rights cases against Businesses and Government agencies in job Recruitment in Nigeria

As far as employment and recruitment process is concerned, people remain the core business focus. And as far as people are involved, respect of human rights should be an integral component in recruitment policies and practices of an organization because respecting them is the “right thing” to do. Agencies that recruit employees on behalf of companies need to care about the impacts on all those concerned — in particular, on the human rights of the workers at the centre of these business relationships.


RDCs mentored by LITE-Africa showcase their achievements at the GMoU Fair

Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa) has been involved in the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) processes with Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) providing mentoring and oversight support to two Regional Development Councils (RDCs); Egbema Gbramatu Community Development Foundation (EGCDF) and KEFFES Regional Development Foundation (KRDF).


Announcement of an International Training Course on Business and Human Rights

3-Day International Certificate Course on Business and Human Rights in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda in 2014!


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