“What Does Transparency Really Mean?”
This is the question Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation intends to start conversations around on the 14th of June 2023.
According to a release by Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation’s Project Officer, Jackson Odeh, there is a belief that when activities are transacted in the open, they are perceived to be transparent.
However, a number of Nigerians with influence have a perception that assumes transparency always must be accompanied by accountability. Emotions related to outcomes or personal benefits have contributed to miscategorisations of certain actions of government officials and institutions as lacking in transparency, when such analysts might be referring to lack of accountability, especially when outcomes are not in agreement expectations.
In this webinar, Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation, as part of its ongoing engagement with Nigerians on social media on the subject of Anticorruption and Accountability, seeks to throw light on distinctions between accountability as an end and transparency as a process that might contribute to this end.
The webinar will consist of three panelists: Zakiyah Zumunta, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, and Lemmy Ughegbe. They are all public affairs commentators and analysts, as well as civil society actors.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani is the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), and Head, Transparency International (Nigeria) and Chairman, Amnesty International (Nigeria) Board of Trustees. You can check the Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation’s Facebook page details of this webinar before June 14, the day the webinar holds at 12 noon to 1pm.