Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE)

Chemonics implements the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) activity under the MOU with the Foundation for Partnership in the Niger Delta (PIND), the Integrated Peace and Development Alliance. Interventions include advocacy and raising the level of public discourse on issues of transparency and accountability; and increased participation of the citizenry in governance for equitable growth, especially in the Niger Delta.

Integrated Peace and Development Alliance II

Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement is a five year, $19.2 million project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented through a contract with Chemonics International. Its objective is to strengthen civil society's ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. The project will support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to be able to influence public institutions whose function it is to serve citizens' interests. We explicitly aim to engage marginalized populations, such as women, youth, and the disabled in the process and emphasize the importance of leadership and innovation.

The project has four components:

    • strengthening capacity of civil society;
    • supporting greater engagement and partnership;
    • strengthening public awareness and engagement,
    • and supporting civil society organizations (CSOs) and business memberships organizations (BMOs)

in the Niger Delta to advocate for inclusive economic growth (with support from Foundation for Partnership in the Niger Delta - PIND).


  • Chemonics International Inc.

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Chemonics International Inc. believe those who have the least deserve their best. So at Chemonics, development is more than a passion or a calling. It’s a profession. Doing it well...

  • Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)

    Staff size: Unknown

    The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), also known as PIND, was established in 2010 with initial funding of 50million USD from Chevron Corporation as a regional...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Nigeria
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2019
  • ValueUSD 19.3 Million