CALL TO ACTION - NEWSLETTER

Newsletter

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: 2019

Author: Mathew Onoja, UNFPA Nigeria

Publisher: UNFPA Nigeria

 

CONSULTATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE GBV CAPACITY BUILDING PLAN

A series of consultative meetings to discuss modalities for developing a GBV capacity building plan with a focus on sustainable approach for building the capacity of local actors was held with stakeholders, including Civil Society Organizations, Government actors, academia, international NGOs and UN Agencies in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. Seventy-two CSOs were consulted across the 3 States. Exploring partnerships with the academia was discussed as a potential opportunity to support local actors eectively. Outcome 3 of the Nigeria Road Map focuses on the development of local actors. The availability of a comprehensive Capacity Building Strategy is a joint GBV Sub-Sector and Call to Action Nigeria Road Map output.

Engagement with Humanitarian leaderships:

Advocacy presentations were made to key humanitarian coordination fora on the Call to Action with the objective of creating awareness on the Nigeria road map among humanitarian partners coordination for a at all levels and appealing for support in the road map implementation. Key recommendations from review meetings of 2018 were also presented for reinforcement of call for implementation. Presentations were made to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), Operational Humanitarian Country Team (OHCT), United Nations Country Team (UNCT), Inter-Sector Working Group (ISWG), Donor Partner Group (DPG) and eld level International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) Forum.

HUMANITARIAN-DEVELOPMENT NEXUS – SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE AND CTA ADVOCACY

Higher-level advocacy actions have forged an intentional connection between Spotlight and the humanitarian Call to Action initiative by integrating some of the activities proposed under the Call to Action road map for Adamawa State within the Spotlight interventions for sustainability, demonstrating the humanitarian-development nexus. The spotlight initiative presents an invaluable opportunity to address GBV in Nigeria through the collaboration of multiple stakeholders united in a collective eort to address GBV, particularly against women and girls and ensuring that gender inequality which is at the root of GBV is addressed. Through the Call to Action initiative, several advocacy eorts were undertaken with UNFPA internally and with UNDP on the opportunity to model the New Way of Working through the Spotlight initiative and Call to Action interventions in Northeast Nigeria by deliberatively selecting Adamawa State as one of the Spotlight intervention states. By doing this, tangible actions that strengthen the humanitarian-development nexus were reinforced. In particular, key linkages on the Northeast Nigeria CtA road map and relevant action areas in the Northeast Nigeria road map were identied, analysed/and shared with UNDP and UNFPA for integration within the Spotlight interventions. Given the realities in the Northeast, these actions will contribute to laying a stronger foundation for sustainable recovery, the empowerment of women and girls, and gender equality on the long run......