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October 1, 2014
The full participation of women and men in a country’s political and decision-making processes as voters, candidates, elected officials and electoral management body (EMB) staff is crucial. Thanks to international instruments which lay the legal foundations to make this a reality, the increasing prioritization given to women’s empowerment by governments, the international community, civil society and businesses and an increasingly strong women’s movement, many positive developments have taken place and womenhave a greater say in how their countries are run than ever before. However, with women representing only 21.7% of world’s parliamentarians, in many countries they continue to be marginalized and underrepresented in political and electoral processes. Clearly, majorsteps still need to be taken before true gender equality is achieved in this arena.
September 22, 2014
Working with regional partners, the Trade Hub promotes increased regional trade in key commodities like maize, livestock and rice to address food security, and reduces poverty by boosting globally traded value-added exports like cashews, mango, shea, and apparel.
September 22, 2014

As the 2015 electoral cycle begins, political competition has increased and Nigeria’s regional and ethnic tensions are on the rise. USAID supports electoral and political processes through targeted assistance to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, domestic election observation efforts, and political party development. Current USAID elections assistance includes a focus on non-violence acknowledging that the 2011 elections were the most violent in Nigeria’s history with 800 fatalities in three days and over 65,000 displaced.

 

September 15, 2014

In early 2014, USAID's mission in Nigeria invited the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation to conduct a cross-sectoral conflict assessment focusing on USAID programs and the risk of violence during the 2015 presidential elections. The Mission sought guidance on how to implement programs in a conflict sensitive manner, emphasizing Do No Harm principles, and maximize peacebuilding opportunities.

August 13, 2014

The USAID Civil Society Project (the “project”) is a five-year project financed by USAID Nigeria and implemented through a contract with Chemonics International. The goal of the project is to strengthen good governance by increasing the capacity of civil society networks and coalitions to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at local, state, and national levels.  The Project explicitly aims to engage marginalized populations, including women, youth, people with disabilities, and other minorities in the process, and emphasizes leadership and innovation.

August 5, 2014

The purpose of this notice is to announce an upcoming Annual Program Statement (APS) for the USAID/Nigeria Education Crisis Response.The overarching goal of the Education Crisis Response is to: Expand enrollment in appropriate, protective and relevant educational options for the girls, boys, and youth that are affected by violence in Northeastern Nigeria.Activities will provide targeted assistance for the girls, boys, and youth that are affected by violence in Northeastern Nigeria, and ensure that children and youth have continued access to an instructional routine in Adamawa and the buffer States of Bauchi and Gombe (with other States to be determined as needs require and conditions permit).

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