Connected Development (CODE) has emerged winner of the 9th annual $100,000 ONE Africa Award 2016.
The ONE Africa Award is granted to civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other groups based in Africa, that have demonstrated commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CODE is a Nigerian based advocacy organisation with a mission to empower marginalized communities by improving access to information needed to better local public services. CODE have won the 2016 award as they have proven that they can effectively wield their expertise to empower local communities to claim funds that have been appropriated to them. Through these activities, CODE has contributed to reducing poverty in target communities by boosting citizen participation in governance. CODE have also been successful in achieving wins in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.