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Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria

Utako, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Grants
  • Total Awarded
  • Years
    2017 - 2020
  • Categories
    On Nigeria


2020 (1 year)

The Federation of Muslim Women's Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) is a not-for-profit civil society umbrella body for Muslim Women's Associations in Nigeria. Established in 1985, FOMWAN has chapters in 36 states and Abuja, with over 80,000 registered members. FOMWAN envisions a world where women are empowered to be role models in making a positive impact on society. Using lessons learned and tools tested with support of a prior award, FOMWAN strengthens the advocacy skills of community groups, including school-based management committees and parent forums, to demand accountability in the administration of the Home Grown School Feeding Program in Kaduna State. The project is expected to strengthen community and government accountability structures for the school feeding program. The final award is expected to enhance local accountability practices and contribute to a reduction in corruption.

2017 (3 years 8 months)

Founded in 1985, the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) is a faith-based, nonprofit umbrella organization of Muslim women’s associations in Nigeria. The organization works on elections, education, and health. With this award, FOMWAN brings its expertise in monitoring service delivery to mobilizing and supporting community networks that collaboratively advocate for accountability in the administration of the Home Grown School Feeding Program in Kaduna State. FOMWAN monitors the budget and contracting processes and quality and quantity of feeding through community groups, including school-based management committees, women’s groups, traditional and religious leaders, and youth associations. FOMWAN shares its reports with civil society groups as well as local, state, and national governments involved in the feeding program. The project contributes to On Nigeria’s goal of reducing corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance.