Children and Business Network in Nigeria

History

The Children and Business Network was founded in 2013.

The CBNG was set up as a grassroots advocacy initiative, in response to the UN Children’s Rights and Business Principles launched in 2012, to raise awareness amongst the Nigerian private sector of their responsibilities to support Children Rights.

After its successful launch in 2013 and the support of the Lagos State Government, a formal application was made for the initiative to be registered as a non-governmental organization. In March 2014, the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility and Children’s Rights (“CSR Children”) was born to carry on the work that was begun by the Children and Business Network but with more focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and how that can be used for significant impact on international development and the development of children in Africa.