2017 • 3 years • On Nigeria
ActionAid International Foundation Nigeria is part of a global movement to promote human rights and eradicate poverty. A current grantee of the Girls’ Secondary Education program to promote access, retention, and community demand for girls’ education in northern Nigeria, it implements nationwide, multi-donor-funded interventions in Nigeria. With this award, ActionAid Nigeria is providing technical assistance and coordination support to Kaduna State government and civil society organizations, including Foundation grantees, to improve transparency and accountability in the school feeding program in Kaduna State. ActionAid is training and supporting officials of agencies in charge of the feeding program to improve administration, collaboration, and inter-agency coordination. It is training community networks and supporting independent tracking and advocacy to improve accountability. The project contributes to On Nigeria’s goal of reducing corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance.
2015 • 3 years • Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries
Established in 2000 as a local chapter of the global ActionAid federation, Action Aid Nigeria stands for promoting human rights and eradicating poverty. The Organization works with Nigeria's poor to help fight injustice and eradicate poverty. Through the project "Promoting Girls Retention and Enrollment in Secondary School" Action Aid Nigeria aims to improve girls' access to quality secondary education in Sokoto state by institutionalizing a school-based management model that helps to reduce political, economic, and socio-cultural barriers to school-aged children (especially girls) attending and learning in school. By implementing the model in pilot schools, the organization expects to demonstrate the effect and impact on access, quality of education, and learning outcomes and thereby stimulate the support necessary for state-wide adoption and implementation of the policy on school based management recently put in place by the Sokoto state government. The award supports (a) the establishment, operation, and evaluation of the model in select schools; (b) a partnership and coordination among the school based management committees and relevant state education agencies; and (c) strategic advocacy for systematic promotion and implementation of the new state policy for the model in Sokoto state.
2008 • 2 years • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of activities towards promoting citizens participation in HIV/AIDS response and maternal mortality mitigation efforts through budget monitoring and advocacy (over two years).