Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

EU Support to Strengthening Resilience in Northern Nigeria

04/01/2019 - 18:56
Public Health and Social Protection

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to the stabilisation of North-Eastern Nigeria through strengthening the resilience of IDPs, host communities, returning refugees and the local population affected by insurgency.



This is proposed to be achieved under two components;

  • The first component addresses IDPs within host communities and their respective host communities;
  • The second focuses on the voluntary return of IDPs and IDPs preparing for their return, as well as the rehabilitation of their communities of origin.  

Expected results:

  • Improved access to basic services and social protection including access to education and primary health care for IDPs, returnees and members of host communities in selected intervention areas and improved food and nutrition security;
  • Selected State institutions improve the planning, implementation and distribution management of basic services and link to temporary humanitarian solutions and urban development;
  • Transparency of service delivery and local ownership will be increased;
  • Civil society organisations are strengthened and place their needs and interests in the context of the overall action for reform and recovery;
  • IDPs voluntarily return and livelihoods are restored;
  • Physical infrastructure and basic services in areas of return are rehabilitated;
  • Teams for Community Action Planning (CAP) are trained and development plans produced.  

Main activities:

  • Carry out assessment of basic services available to IDPs and host communities, including needs assessments;
  • Improve access to basic services through construction, rehabilitation and technical, financial and material assistance in IDP host communities;
  • Develop community-based management structures for rehabilitated community infrastructure;
  • Provide vocational training and assistance in establishing revenue generating activities;
  • Carry out participatory assessment of state level institutions’ capacity in the management of basic services;
  • Contract and supervise national CSOs for programme delivery measures at community level;
  • Provide materials and technical and financial assistance for rehabilitation of destroyed houses;
  • Distribution of livelihood inputs (seeds, tools, etc.) for farmers to resume their agricultural activities;
  • Reactivate trading and commercial activities;
  • Provide social safety nets (cash transfers) until revenue generating activities have been restored;
  • Improve access to basic services through construction, rehabilitation and technical, financial and material assistance in communities of IDP origin. 

Main accomplishments to date:

  • Design of structures for the works' components finalised and open call for EoI launched;
  • Progress report produced and submitted. 




Source of funds:   11th EDF (FED 2016 / 039-469)

Total budget (EUR):  54.5M

Implementing period: 4 years (2016 – 2019)

Implementing agency:    GIZ  

Geographical region: Adamawa and Borno State

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