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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. Given that USAID conducted a conflict assessment in Nigeria in 2010 and a desk study of violent extremism in 2013, the 2014 assessment focused primarily on how conflict dynamics have shifted since the 2011 elections in the areas where USAID is operating and how programs interact with those changing conflict dynamics.

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).

Administrator Rajiv Shah at the Acting on the Call conference
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives

April 28, 2014

There are many roadblocks to building a strong democracy in Nigeria.  Conflict -- triggered by political and communal competition, ethnic, religious, or resource allocation rivalries -- poses a major threat to democracy. Corruption is a key problem that pervades the daily lives of Nigerians. Civil society lacks both the capacity and the resources to effectively engage with government and advocate for change.  

April 9, 2014

Nigeria’s energy sector has been undergoing a massive transformation in recent years as the government actively privatizes new generation and transmission projects. Although Nigeria has a growing population of more than 179 million, it generates less than 4,000 megawatts (MW) annually. As a result, scarcity of sufficient and reliable electricity is severely constraining economic growth and development. In order to combat and correct this issue, the Government of Nigeria (GON) is implementing a three phase liberalization process.

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