Legal Awareness For Nigeria Women (LANW)

C19 Nalper - Localized Preparedness And Emergency Response

Funder: Christian Aid

The Nigeria and Afghanistan Localized Preparedness and Response (C19 NALPER) intervention aimed at mitigating primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 on IDPs, Returnees and vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach areas was a 5-months (May – October, 2020) project that adopted the following approaches:

  • Sensitization of community members on COVID preventive measures
  • Distribution of palliatives to cushion the effects of the Pandemic on community members
  • Training of Health Facility workers on COVID emergency response  
  • Training of Community Influencers to deal with GBV issues and COVID preventive measures
  • Training of Community members on Conflict Early Warning, Early Response 
  • Training of young men on Positive Masculinity
  • Provision of water through sinking of new/rehabilitation of existing boreholes and community members trained on Borehole maintenance
  • Fumigation of public gathering places like markets, worship places and health facilities
  • Donation of Personal Protective Equipment to Health facilities within communities and to the State Primary Health Care Development Agency
  • Distribution of Cash and Non-Food Item palliatives to community members
  • Fumigation of public gathering places to reduce 

Focus/beneficiaries: 16 communities spread across 4 Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely: Makarfi, Kajuru, Kachia and Kaura LGAs of Kaduna State.

Project achievements / Impact
  • 25,020 persons directly reached and over 7.5 million persons were indirectly reached through radio jingles on Invicta and Liberty FM with COVID related messages
  • Capacities of community members and health workers were improved to effectively identify and refer COVID 19 related cases in line with government protocols and sustain access to essential health and other safeguarding services to vulnerable groups 
  • Community members’ knowledge on COVID 19 Protocols, GBV, Sustainable hygiene and Sanitation practices increased with committees established for follow up
  • Community members able to deploy skills onprovision of GBV and Psychosocial Support, Conflict Sensitivity, Borehole Maintenance, Positive Masculinity, Early Warning and Early Response.
  • 5,200 Households now have access to safe water as 48 water points were rehabilitated and 4 new water points constructed 
  • The basic sustenance and livelihoods of 598 households improved through the distribution of palliative to the tune of the sum of N88, 000 per person.
  • Hygiene practices of 1,316 households was improved through the distribution of Non-Food Items over the span of four months 
  • Community members now keep their environments clean and have designated waste disposal points.
  • Community members now have a voice and are challenging some negative cultural practices that promote GBV.
  • The high risk of contracting COVID 19 reduced as 41 worship centres, 14 palaces, 17 markets and 19 health facilities were fumigated across 16 C19 focal communities.
  • 5,200 Households now have access to safe water as 48 water points were rehabilitated and 4 new water points constructed.

Other Interventions

Improving Inclusive And Participatory Governance Systems In Kaduna And Anambra State is a governance project that seeks to strengthened democratic processes, support community groups towards engaging with government systems for improved service delivery as well as inclusion of marginalized groups in governance processes.

Baseline /Stakeholder engagement: LANW worked with the CA team and field enumerators in the conduct of baseline assessment to determine the target beneficiaries from the 12 identified communities and two IDP camps situated in Mercy Camp Zonkwa and ECWA Widows School, Samaru Kataf. 

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