Hamzat Lawal to speak to world leaders on ‘Follow The Money’ initiative
NEWS DIGEST – The Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development, CODE, Hamzat Lawal, will engage world leaders on the Follow The Money, FTM, initiative during the 2022 United Nations, UN, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Action Awards in Bonn, Germany.
The Award is a signature initiative of the UN SDG Action Campaign that celebrates transformative approaches and innovative solutions that mobilize and drive people towards a more sustainable future.
During the event which will last between September 25 and 29, Mr Lawal will present the FTM as a model approach for driving citizen engagement and establishing accountability and transparency in governance.
According to a statement sent to DAILY NIGERIAN, Mr Lawal will share insights on communicating for impact, advocacy, activism, mobilizing, and driving action—all key concepts that have emerged from Follow the Money and positioned it as a world-class approach to tackling corruption in governance and upholding democratic tenets.
The statement added that Mr Lawal will be joining Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action of the German Federal Government; Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, and 28 other world leaders from across the globe to select the most impactful initiatives that are flipping the script and rethinking progress.
“The Follow The Money, FTM, initiative, with over 10,000 members, has successfully impacted over 10 million lives; tracking, monitoring and advocating for public funds to be used judiciously.
“In 2019, FTM emerged winner of the UN SDG Mobilizer Award”. the statement added.
Speaking on his upcoming engagement, Mr Lawal stated that Africa could grow to become a model continent for innovative solutions to issues.
“The UN SDG Action Awards is a brilliant platform to showcase how we are addressing challenges confronting us and stifling development.
“By sharing insights from the Follow The Money movement, I’m looking forward to promoting how home-grown solutions can change the trajectory of our continent,” he said.