The CSEF 2017 activities were planned with CSACEFA State Coordinator on the 3rd of May 2017, the event which was attended by State coordinators and CSACEFA Secretariat Staff. The following states were in attendance Bayelsa, Taraba, Oyo, Kwara, Plateau, Ebonyi, Kano and FCT also in attendance is CSACEFA HQ Administrative Officer, Program Officer, Finance Assistant and Program and Administrative Assistant.

The aim of the meeting is to look at CSEF III Work Plan, review it and make necessary changes. Kabiru Aliyu in his welcome speech commended participants for creating time to attend the CSEF III Work Plan meeting. He also appreciated the efforts of CSACEFA Secretariat Staff for effective and efficient work well done for the selection of participants and in organizing the meeting. Kabiru Aliyu stressed the need of communication with the Headquarters through the right channel to avoid misinformation or ambiguity.

Deliberations at the meeting are the activities to be implemented for the year 2017 which include; conduct Advocacy to policy makers to State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to advocate for States release

of counterpart fund to access federal government intervention UBEC fund, monitoring of Federal Government Intervention Project (School Feeding Program and teachers recruitment Scheme), Support for Zonal Meeting, Community level sensitization on the marginalized and disadvantage groups and media Engagement.

Action point at the meeting was to indentify key policy influencer actor, make delegation to state, identify ministry/ agency that can support the process, constant engagement with SUBEB and other relevant Stakeholder and State develop her policy ask.