Projects, Programmes and Funders:

The current thematic areas of IPC are:

  1. Elections, Democracy and Good Governance;
  2. Open Governance, Anti-corruption, Transparency and Accountability;
  3. Freedom of Expression, Journalists Rights/Safety and Media Independence;
  4. Research, Monitoring and Publishing of media resources;
  5. Investigative journalism, use of ICT and new media’;
  6. Community Development, peace building and advancement of the voices of the poor/grassroots citizens.

Our implementation strategies include:

  • Training and Capacity Building to advance specialized, professional and ethical reporting of development, governance and democratic issues
  • Advocacy & Campaigns for media independence, journalists’ rights, press freedom, freedom of expression, access to information, citizens’ right to know and media access to vulnerable groups
  • Media Monitoring & Evaluation to assess trends in media coverage of development, governance and democratic issues
  • Research & Documentation to provide resources and assist researchers on contemporary national, regional and international media and related issues.
  • Publishing of media resource books
  • Partnership and Networking with national, regional and international media professional bodies and support groups as well as civil society coalitions

Deriving from these thematic areas, the following projects have been and or are being implemented within the past ten years as follows:

Brief on project activities

  • SCEEP (2014-2018)

The Strengthening Citizens Engagement in Electoral Processes (SCEEP) project was implemented by IPC in Lagos between2014-2018, under an election and democratic governance project implemented across ten (10) States by ACTIONAID Nigeria, and funded by UKAID through The Department for International Development (DFID). The project, aimed to deepen democratic governance in Nigeria was implemented by IPC in 18 communities across six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Lagos: Shomolu, Lagos Mainland, Ikorodu, Surulere, Ifako Ijaiye and Amuwo Odofin respectively.

The goal of the project was to strengthen citizens’ engagement with the electoral process and deepen democratic governance in Nigeria. The project objectives included:

  • To support citizens, especially women, youth and persons living with disability to participate in and influence electoral process.
    • To promote the emergence of a politically better informed electorate.
    • To promote inclusiveness in the Nigerian electoral system.
  • OSF project on Documentation, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Promotion of Safety of Journalists in Nigeria (2016/2017)

This project, which was funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF) was implemented by IPC between March 2016 and February 2017.  The overall goal of the project was to facilitate a free and safe environment for journalists and other Media professionals in the country. Pursuant to this, the project monitored and documented attacks on journalists in Nigeria; ran a safety alert and help desk for journalists under threat; created better awareness about safety through Online safety manual, held capacity building and other forms of engagement with journalists and media outlets; sought joint plans of action with relevant stakeholders on journalists safety, published an annual compendium on the state of safety of journalists in Nigeria and held commemorative activities to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

  • U.S. Consulate General, Lagos Project 2016. 

This project, titled ‘The Media Transparency Watch project’ was conceived within the context of using multi-media platforms to promote public discourse and enhance media role in the institutionalization of transparency in the country.

  • NGRI project (2015).

The project titled, Baseline survey on the trends of media reportage and coverage of the oil sector by the Nigerian media’ was a 6-months project supported by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NGRI). The project involved carrying out a baseline survey of media coverage of oil and gas issues in six national newspapers of which the survey outcome was used as part of training curricular for master class program organized media for oil reform (MFOR) and Pan Atlantic University.

  • WACC Project (May 2015 – January, 2016)

This project, titled ‘CSO/media engagement for solution-driven rural poverty reporting’ funded by the World Association for Christian Communications (WACC), was conceived to improve on the media agenda setting role on poverty reduction through informed report and commentaries on halting various forms of inequalities that lead to poverty across 6 Lagos communities.

  • UNDP/DGD Project (Period: June 2014 – March 2015)

This project, titled, Media Capacity Building, Mentoring and Monitoring for Conflict-Sensitive, Public-Issue and ICT-Driven Reporting of 2015 Elections was funded by UNDP/DGD and implemented in Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos, Ado-Ekiti, Enugu, Calabar

  • UNDP/DGD project ( September 2013 – February, 2014)

The project titled, Media Projection, Advocacy, Engagement and Capacity Building to Deepen Democratic Reforms and Good Governance in Nigeria was implemented in Abuja, Lagos, Ado-Ekiti and Enugu.

  • WACC  project (February 2013 – January, 2014)

The project, titled, ‘Monitoring & Strengthening the Capacity of the Media to Report and Mainstream Rural Poverty Issues’ was implemented in Lagos and achievements recorded included  the production of  a report which was used as a resource tool for engagement, campaigns and capacity building on development issues in media reportage.

  • EFCC/WORLD BANK project (Nov 2011-March 2012)   

The project titled, ‘Capacity Program for Journalists on Understanding Economic Crimes’ was implemented in Lagos. The project was aimed at honing the professional, investigative and analytical skills of the media towards enhanced understanding and improved reportage of the EFCC and anti-corruption issues   

  • USAID/IRI project (2011)

The project, titled, ‘Fair Media, Fair Elections’ – The Nigerian Election Support Program was implemented in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Ibadan, Enugu. The project, supported by the USAID/IRI /Institute for War & Peace Reporting led to the publication of an Election Reporting Manual that was used by journalists in the country during the 2011 elections.