Our True Voice are the eyes and ears of the communities that drive the ECID programme.

They are our network of community reporters sharing first-hand accounts of the challenges and solutions of social exclusion.


Joseph Damian


Joseph works for the Our True Voice project as a community engagement officer to support reporters in Nigeria. He also writes articles drawing on the issues reporters share.


  1. My experience engaging with community reporters of the ECID project in Nigeria

    The need for engagement with project communities in Nigeria under the ECID project was what brought me to post as Community Engagement Officer working with On Our Radar (OOR). Communities especially remote areas in Nigeria are faced with difficulty accessing social and technological services such as health care, infrastructure, agriculture, gender inclusion and justice, livelihood…

    Joseph Damian

    Joseph Damian Community Engagement Officer, Nigeria in a meeting with some Reporters
  2. COVID-19 pandemic stifles the fight against early child marriage in Nigeria

    In many countries around the world, marriage before the age of 18 is a violation of fundamental human rights of children. But in Nigeria, child marriage is still very much a big problem. The country has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world with an estimated 44% of girls marrying before…

    Joseph Damian