A core part of the CLEEN Foundation’s mission to improve public safety and security is demonstrated in the foundation’s series of election security interventions deployed around the country during all election cycles.
Ahead of the Ekiti State off-cycle governorship elections, as part of its strategy to ensure the quality of data to be collected for the conduct of Ekiti State Security Threat Assessment (STA), the foundation recruited and virtually trained 32 Ekiti residents to collect data from the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.
The detailed training exposed the data collectors to the research tool and the best practices to be adhered to during the data collection process.
Furthermore, the head of the CLEEN ICT and Research units acquainted the data collectors with the operational modalities of the CLEEN Mobile APP. After the successful training of these data collectors, they were deployed to the urban and local communities to gather and document the data collected.
Following the above, was the analysis of the collected data and the development of the key findings into the Security Threat Assessment Report which was to be virtually presented to the public on Wednesday 8th June 2022.
In conclusion, and in line with the overarching objective for conducting the Security Threat Assessment research, the findings and recommendations contained in the report were used as a key advocacy brief during the public presentation of the findings for engaging key stakeholders on ways to better strengthen the Election Security Management Framework for Ekiti State Governorship election which is scheduled to hold on the 18th of June 2022. And at the end of the exercise, the stakeholders present commended the foundation for a job well done.