ECID in Nigeria is promoting the use of data for sustainable development in 8 Local Government Areas of Anambra and Kaduna states. It is supporting government, civil society and marginalised groups make data-driven decisions that will ultimately lead to a reduction in poverty and improve the wellbeing of marginalized people and communities.
The project is working at local government level with the target groups; poor rural women, adolescent boys and girls and people with disabilities. Through a series of consultations, stakeholders identified these groups as the most marginalised groups within communities.
Aside from the use of data for sustainable development, the project is also promoting collaboration among key stakeholders in the development process; including government at different levels, civil society and marginalised groups who themselves have a critical stake and role to play in their own development.
Through this, the project will:
- Make services better available for adolescent boys and girls, people with disabilities and poor rural women
- Increase the contribution of adolescent boys and girls, people with disabilities and poor rural women in decision making processes.
- Increase the capacity of civil societies to address the issues of adolescent boys and girls, people with disabilities and poor rural women
- Facilitate improved government response to the needs of adolescent boys and girls, people with disabilities and poor rural women
ECID is funded by UK aid from the UK government. Christian Aid Nigeria is implementing in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations such as: Aid Foundation, Hope for Communities and Children Initiative, Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women, Civil Rights Concern, Hope Givers Initiative and Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) Onitsha among others.