Early Recovery Programme for the North East

Background

UNDP has commenced implementation of the Early Recovery (ER) Programme for the North East of Nigeria. Funded by the Government of Norway, the programme is aimed at facilitating the recovery of the crisis-affected communities in three States (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe) with the goal to create a conducive environment for the displaced populations in this part of the country that has been ravaged by the military insurgent group Boko Haram.

Working with other UN agencies, UNDP Nigeria, though this programme is assisting communities to get to the path of full recovery from the socio-economic slump that the insurgency’s five year long activities has impacted on the region. The programme will address a wide range of areas from those related to local governance of affected communities to their ability to prevent conflict and build structures that support peaceful co-existence and social cohesion.

Through its livelihood support component of the programme, UNDP is helping vulnerable members of the affected communities including women and youth in improving the living standards of the victims of the insurgency in preparation for their re-integration into local socio-economic structures within their communities.

Accomplishments so far

As a proactive measure to help to improve the conditions of the victims and in preparation to ensure that they are actively reintegrated into the local economy in post insurgency era through skill acquisition and economic empowerment, UNDP embarks on some initiatives in the region which include the following:

  1. Establishment of an ICT-based Early Warning and Early Response System in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States;
  2. Provision of livelihoods support to 500 women and youth victims of Boko Haram insurgency drawn from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States;
  3. Provision of agro-processing equipment support to 1,400 IDP households in Adamawa and Borno through FAO; and
  4. Support to the Gombe state government to meet the immediate needs of IDPs and host communities in 7 LGAs through the provision of farm inputs and agro-processing equipment to about 1,396 households.



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