Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Promoting Stability in Nigeria's North-East

08/01/2019 - 14:25
Migration and Border Management

The overall objective of this programme is to promote stability and resilience among displacement-affected communities.


Expected results:

  • Improved community resilience and socio-economic recovery;
  • Empowered youth (peaceful behaviour, livelihood opportunities);
  • Enhanced community-based protection, community-security provider dialogue and conflict mediation capacities;
  • Positive behavioural change related to mines, Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) results in a reduction of casualties.


Main activities:

  • Provide small home gardening assistance packages and small poultry raising for IDPs/Host communities;
  • Conduct entrepreneurship training workshops and provide small grants to vulnerable women;
  • Multi-purpose cash grants provided to EVIs;
  • Deliver basic life skills training and trade-specific training workshops for youth;
  • Facilitate development of community protection plans;
  • Train DDG staff, community members and local NGOs in conflict mediation;
  • Develop mine/ERW and IED risk education materials and communication strategies for community members and humanitarian organisations and disseminate via radio;
  • Facilitate workshop with government authorities/stakeholders on Mine Risk Education strategy development.


Main accomplishments to date:

  • Contract start date 1/12/2016;
  • Mine/ERW risk education delivered to 46, 967 IDPs and host community members and 47 humanitarian workers;
  • 450 people from IDP/host communities benefited from small home gardening assistance packages, out of which 60 people benefited from poultry package and training;
  • 191 people participated in lead farmer training;
  • Youth Empowered and Safe! (YES) plans developed in 18 communities of Borno and Adamawa, involving 746 youth in a participatory planning process, in which they identified objectives to improve safety in their communities;
  • Inter-Generational and Inter-Faith Dialogues conducted in the 18 communities of intervention, building cohesion and trust among youth and elders and strengthening mutual understanding between religions. In total, more than 600 youth participated;
  • 35 representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and 25 DRC-DDG staff trained in mediation and dialogue facilitation in partnership with the Mediation Training Institute of Nigeria; 


Source of funds: EU Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (ABAC Ref. T05-EUTF-SAH-NG-0101)  

Total budget (EUR):  5.5M

Implementation period:  2 years (2016 – 2018) 

Implementing agency:  Danish Refugee Council/Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG)

Geographical Area:    2 North Eastern States (Adamawa and Borno)  

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