Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands

Promoting Resilience and Peaceful Coexistence Among Displacement Affected Communities in Northeast Nigeria

08/01/2019 - 15:01
Conflict Response

The overall objective of this programme is to empower the people affected by displacement in Borno state to build more resilient and peaceful communities.


Expected results:

  • Improved access to livelihoods opportunities;
  • Provision of Information, Counselling and Legal assistance (ICLA);
  • Strengthened advocacy for the Housing Land and Property (HLP) rights of the displacement affected population. 

Main activities:

  • Training and provision of start-up kits for on-farm and off-farm income generation opportunities;
  • ICLA support to target groups related to two focus areas: HLP Rights and Legal Identity;
  • Training of local justice players (statutory and traditional) to better uphold these rights;
  • Awareness raising among communities regarding HLP rights;
  • Trainings and awareness sessions on community cohesion and dialogue;
  • Production of related HLP study resulting in advocacy events to promote HLP rights and influence policy. 

Main accomplishments to date:

  • Contract start date 1/11/2016;
  • 800(M 335, F 465)  poor households trained in Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of small scale businesses and supported with business starter up cash grant;
  • 558 (M 409, F 149) poor households trained and supported with backyard garden inputs for vegetable crop production;
  • 550 (M490, F 60) farming households reached for cereal food production out of which 200 HHs have been trained and supported with farming inputs;
  • 578 (M 459, F 119) beneficiaries received support for security of tenure through tenancy agreements between them and the landowners;
  • 475 (M 346, F129) IDPs received assistance to replace their lost ID cards through mobile identity registration activities;
  • 27 Community forums on conflict resolution, Housing Land Property, Collaborative Dispute Resolution and peaceful co-existence conducted with 555 beneficiaries (M 515, F 40). 


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-0103)  

Total budget (EUR):  2.123M

Implementation period:  2 years (2016 – 2018) 

Implementing agency:  Norwegian Refugee Council

Geographical Area: Borno State

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