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PIC unveils The Purple Book to promote gender inclusion

Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Dr Tayo Aduloju; Managing Partner, Compliance Professionals Plc, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui- Okauru;  Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mr. Niyi Yusuf;  Executive Director, Policy Innovation Centre, Dr Osasuyi Dirisu; Pioneer Board Member, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Dr Imo Itsueli; and Vice Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Enase Okonedo; at the Purple Book launch by Policy Innovation Centre in Lagos today. 

The Policy Innovation Centre has launched its second edition ‘The Purple Book’, an advocacy tool to catalyze innovation and measurable progress towards advancing a gender-inclusive society in Nigeria. This significant milestone was achieved during the 30th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES #30) Public Lecture and Founders’ Forum held at the Lagos Business School on Thursday. 

The Policy Innovation Centre is an initiative of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), a leading think tank in Africa, redefining evidence-based policy advocacy.

In his opening remark, the Chairman of NESG, Mr Niyi Yussuf, stated that the Public Lecture reaffirmed the essentiality of Public Private Partnership in tackling the complex economic realities of vulnerable Nigerians.

He reiterated NESG’s unwavering commitment in driving reforms through rigorous research, economic and social programs, and inclusive summits, all aimed at shaping the socio-economic development of the society.

“Thirty year ago, at a critical juncture in our nation’s history, the NES was borne out of necessity when the winds of economic challenges blew fiercely, necessitating a platform for a robust public-private dialogue in Nigeria”.

During the unveiling of ‘The Purple Book’, the Executive Director of Policy Innovation Centre, Dr Osasuyi Dirisu said that “the Purple Book serves as an advocacy tool that stakeholders, governments and organizations could use to achieve better policy implementation for gender and inclusion in Nigeria. It is also a curation of new evidence, contextually relevant solutions and recommendations from the Gender and Inclusion Summit. The Gender and Inclusion Summit was conceptualized in 2022 as an annual event to explore transformative ways to advance inclusion and gender-responsive governance in Africa.”

She stated further that “the Gender and Inclusion Summit served as a platform to amplify stakeholders’ voices about Gender Equality and Inclusion. ‘The Purple Book’ provides an opportunity for us all to move ‘From Voices to Action’ by reflecting on approaches to improve the Gender Equality profile of Nigeria.

The Purple Book is now available for download via the link below; https://policyinnovationcentre.org/the-purple-book

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