Our work at TransparencIT has been recognized by The Governance Lab of New York University Tandon School of Engineering as a valuable vehicle which drives and strengthens the capacity of Nigeria’s judicial system through ensuring openness in judicial processes and proceedings.
The GovLab have approached our organization trying to understand how we have been successfully carrying out our program so that they can better understand what works and what doesn’t in an effort to build a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Open Justice that is targeted at strengthening capacity building of public officials, lawyers, judicial officers and members of the public that are interested in pursuing projects that will ensure open justice.
Our inputs through series of interviews we have carried out with the developers of the online course have aided the GovLab to outline modules for the course, and are currently at testing and iteration stage before the commencement of the course. The course is set to coach a dozen projects beginning this spring. We take great pride in contributing to such efforts that is geared towards fostering transparency and openness in court rooms and ensuring citizens engagement in order to enhance independence and legitimacy of courts, as well as improving equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the judiciary in general.
Learn more about the course here… http://www.thegovlab.org/project-open-justice.html