Improving resilience among the population of North-East Nigeria

Project description

Title: Support to Strengthening Resilience in North-East Nigeria
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Cofinanced by: European Union (EU)​​​​​​​
Country: Nigeria
Lead executing agency: Nigerian Ministry of Budget and National Planning​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2016 to 2022



Since 2009, there have been repeated violent attacks across the North-eastern States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. More than 27,000 people have lost their lives in these attacks, while some 2.3 million have been displaced from their communities of origin. This has led to a severely weakened health and education system as well as a lack of basic infrastructural facilities for potable water, energy and sanitation.


The living conditions of internally displaced persons, host communities and those returning to their communities of origin in the states of Adamawa and Borno have improved.

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Co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the project provides support to improve the living conditions of people in the states of Borno and Adamawa in the following ways:


  • Contributes to the improvement of basic service infrastructure through the rehabilitation of schools, health, water and market-related facilities.
  • Promotes agricultural and economic activities, fosters youth economic empowerment through vocational training support and improves the quality of basic education through targeted systems.
  • Consolidates between local communities, government institutions and civil society through community development planning (CDP), reaching more than 650,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries.

Last update: April 2022


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