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ANTI-CORRUPTION INTERNET DATABASE (ACID) PROJECT
The Anticorruption Internet Database is a multifunctional web repository for all corruption related issues in Nigeria. It is designed to bring to the public space a collaborative and structured presentation of information from activities embarked upon by CSO’s, media agencies and organizations engaged in Anti-Corruption and Good Governance projects and to provide veritable tools to facilitate civic engagement, public advocacy.
As a system, ACID is designed to function in a continuous cycle of Understanding; Engagement; Transparency and Accountability, with the ability to operate both concurrently and consecutively with weighted values distributed along its value-chain.
Corruption in Nigeria is an endemic and evolving social system and to effectively counter it, one must adequately understand it by identifying and deconstructing its functional components. ACID offers a rich knowledge base on all issues of corruption within the Nigerian space. This provides citizenry with access to a pool of processed information and hence facilitates their understanding of the issues.
ACID PROJECT is designed to facilitate engagement on two levels: the real and virtual networks; the real networks being a physical network of CSO's, government and media agencies working on anti-corruption and good governance related issues. The virtual networks comprises potentially of the over 44 million Nigerian internet users and several other millions across the globe and social media platforms. The value proposition here is the volume of information available to the high volume of people on the web space and also the synergy created between the real and virtual networks.