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Who We Are

Organization for Community Civic Engagement (OCCEN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with local citizens, and communities across Nigeria to help them reach their full potential through promoting good governance, human rights and inclusive democracy that work for all.


We act as capacity building provider to communities through our local projects initiatives, offerings raise awareness of how local citizens can take lead in major decisions on matters that affect them, and provide guidance on how to enact real change.

Our Vision and Goal

OCCEN seeks a society that supports and encourages every citizen in his/her own capacity and aspirations, and places no limits on what they can offer for collective good and better society.


We pursue this vision through integrated approach, commitment to:

  • Public awareness that leads to informed understanding and involvement in democracy and human rights promotion.
  • Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the local citizens.
  • Supporting development projects that are community-based and sustainable focused especially on the needs of poor and marginalized population.
  • Operating civic learning centers for young people to prepare them for their future roles and integration into mainstream society

Latest Post

Three-Day Capacity Building Training Workshop for Young Democracy Drivers on Democracy and Civic Engagement in North-West Nigeria

05 October 2019

A 3-day Capacity Building Training Workshop for Young Democracy Drivers in North-West Nigeria on Strengthening...

A Report Of A Town Hall Meeting On Voter Education In Jigawa State Organized By Organization For Community Civic Engagement (OCCEN)

19 February 2019

to avoid being used as tools for violence and electoral malpractice. The town hall also...

Kano Town Hall on Voter Education

19 February 2019

As part of its series of town-hall meetings focused on voter education across the northwest...

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