The Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre (LHAHRDEV) was established in 2000, as a-not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, working to secure economic and social justice through human rights.
LHAHRDEV seeks to strengthen the field of human rights with special focus on economic, social and cultural rights democratic governance, indigenous issues, climate justice, and campaign against all forms of human rights abuse and violations and further develop the tools and explore strategies for achieving their promotion, protection and fulfillment.
Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre is an objective response to the widespread injustice, human rights abuse, democratic hiccups in Nigeria, corruption, ignorance and gullibility.
The organization aims at broadening individuals, communities’ access and a platform to strengthen their participation in the design and implementation of social, political, economic and environmental policies and programs that affect them.
The organization is a growing membership base of over 5000 cutting across linguistic, ethnic and religious barriers. LHAHRDEV is led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations as well-experienced implementation team and over 500 volunteers working in these areas of our work.
The organization currently coordinates and hosts the Secretariat of the Peoples Movement on Climate Change, PMCC, Nigeria – coalition of non-governmental organizations, activists, movements etc. under the aegis of Peoples' Movement on Climate Change, PMCC, Nigeria, campaigning for climate justice and provides support in the day-to-day operations of and communications within the network, built on principles of economic justice, ecological sustainability, social well-being, gender equity and democratic accountability
The Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre, established in 2000, succeeded in being incorporated in 2010 as an Incorporated Trustees by the Corporate Affairs Commission, of Nigeria, CAC. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and an executive committee consisting of committed labour, pro-democracy, human rights and environmental activists that have made enormous sacrifice in the field of human rights and the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria with sound knowledge and understanding about social development. The office of the organization is situated at:
1 Alhja Sifau Street, Dopemu Road, Agege, Lagos, Nigeria.
In Furtherance Of Our Work To Secure Economic, Social Justice, Climate Justice, Campaign Against All Human Rights Abuse And For The Realization Of Human Rights And A Life Of Dignity To All Peoples!
For the realization of democratic values of equity, justice, fairness, human rights and a life of dignity for all peoples
Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre’s mission is to serve as model human rights driven nongovernmental organization devoted to the promotion, sustenance of human rights, democratic values of equity, justice, fairness, for the realization of human rights and life of dignity for all peoples.
1) Monitor and develop documentation and research data bank on/and the promotion, and sustenance of economic, social and cultural rights/policies and human rights in Nigeria
2) Create public awareness, campaign and educate about human rights, economic and cultural rights
3) Promote the rights of women, labour, ethnic minorities, indigenous people and the marginalized section of the population, on discrimination and their rights to self determination
4) To defend and protect the human rights of the indigenous people
5) To ensure the implementation of international treaties and conventions that will contribute to people’s right
6) To establish networking/collaboration and solidarity with NGOs and networks that share similar objectives locally and internationally
7) To promote democratic values of equity, fairness, social justice, good governance, accountability, budget work, climate change, sustainable development and campaign against all form of human rights abuse and violations
8) To work with, collaborate and utilize the mechanism of regional and international human rights bodies to achieve our objectives
• Public awareness campaign, training and education
• Workshop/seminars and organizing conferences
• Research/Capacity building
• Community organizing
• Networking and collaboration
Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre’s is a membership based organization with a membership strength of about 5000 cutting across ethnic and religious barriers and over 500 standby Volunteers. The volunteers consist of sympathizers, members of general body (male and female) and members of the board of trustees, activists, students, women, farmers, the marginalized, vulnerable, oppressed strata of the society etc. Paid staff comprises small team of now about 13No staff, experienced, good in advocacy, networking, social mobilization etc. They support actions of the centre in general, implements the programs, decisions of executive council and the Board. It is headed by the Executive Director and its management is completely participatory. They do a lot of field work and when required carry out research, development of packages of advice, and training. In addition, the Head Office also has sections on Advocacy, Programs, Finance and Administration. The work of the field is coordinated by Team Leaders.
Sources of funding for Labour, Human Rights Development Centre programs are mainly from membership contributions, levies, the British Council and World Bank, revenue from programs, voluntary donations, sponsorships of trips and participation at local and international conferences by Climate Justice Action, CJA, IBON International, Peoples’ Movement on Climate Change, PMCC, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, PACJA (a Coalition of African Civil Society Organizations in Africa, campaigning for Climate Justice),African Climate Policy Centre. ACPC, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, the NEPAD Planning and Implementation Agency etc.
The IBON have also supported in counterpart funding of the convocation of a Nigerian People’s Assembly for the ratification of the Peoples’ Protocol on Climate Change. The African Climate Policy Centre, ACPC, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa funded our participation in the First Climate Change and Development for Africa (CCDA-1) Conference,17th to 19th October 2011 and the African Regional Preparatory Conference on Rio+20 from 20th to 25th October respectively, at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The NEPAD Planning and Implementation Agency funded our participation at the 17th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa otherwise known as COP17, November 28th to December 9th 2011. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the past funded some of our election observation activities. The British Council have also in the past provided several capacity building workshop platforms for the training of our members and donated used computers to assist our work.
The British Council and the World Bank sponsored our step-down training workshop for community youths on MDGs Debate to Action program for youth empowerment We have also enjoyed sponsorship support by the PACT USAID, Nigeria through its funding of a 2-day round the trip residential direct procurement monitors training workshop, where we participated as an organizational member and nominee of Anti-Corruption Revolution, ANCOR, Nigeria, organized by Public and Private Development Centre, PPDC, Abuja, at the instance of the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission, EFCC (Nigeria’s anti-graft agency).
The UNDP funded our participation in the Nigeria’s National Rio+20 Consultative Meetings on the country’s Preparatory process organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP),Sheraton Hotel, Abuja,8th -9th March, 2012. The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency sponsored our participation at the 17th Conference of Parties(COP17) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Meeting of Parties(CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol(KP) and their Side Events at Durban, South Africa, 28th Nov - 9th Dec 11, The UNDP funded our participation in the Nigeria’s National Consultation on the Post 2015, Development Agenda in Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria 18-19 Feb 2013 .Institutional and core support funding are welcomed to assist our organizational development, capacity building, and office and staff salaries.
|Ayodele Akele||Executive Director|
|Ibrahim Abdulkabir||Program Secretary|
|Ayodele Musiliu||Campaign Secretary|
|Aro Adeniyi||Office Manager|