The Centre has enjoyed a good working relationship with our donors/partners in implementing programmes. This interaction has been in the areas of funding and support. Environmental protection, climate smart agriculture, rural development, and gender are at the heart of all our intervention
Some of the projects include;
WORLD BANK ASSISTED NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (NEWMAP)
The Centre is collaborating with WASIF to implement community and social mobilization component of the World Bank assisted Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in Akwa Ibom State. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project is the World Bank assisted project aims to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-catchment. The Project is an eight-year innovative, multi-sectoral investment, financed State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation in Nigeria.
NEWMAP has an integrated catchment management approach to erosion informed by lessons learned on the interlinked challenges of poverty, ecosystem services, climate change, disaster risk management, biodiversity, institutional performance and governance. In doing so, the project will raise awareness and capacity to promote long-term climate resilient and low carbon development in Nigeria.
In the context of this assignment which is still on-going the Centre is supporting our partner, WASIF to coordinate the social mobilization and sensitization activities of upstream and downstream inhabitants of benefiting communities in Akwa Ibom State NEWMAP through sustained, gender-sensitive approaches including but not limited to community social mobilization activities, capacity building, supervision, technical support and monitoring of NEWMAP Community Associations (NCAs), Site Committees, Community Interest Group (CIGs) and other Stakeholders.
World Bank Assisted Community and Social Development Project (CSDP)
The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is a World Bank supported development project in Nigeria. The goal of the Project is to improve access of poor people in rural communities to services that enhance human development.
In order to achieve the desired objective of the Project, a consortium of Consultants was commissioned to undertake the Gender and Vulnerable Group Profiling and Domestication in the benefitting communities to identify and document the prevailing situation of the vulnerable groups in the communities. The study produced a register of vulnerable persons to serve as a quick reference material and information source on gender and vulnerable groups for development interventions.
ACEARD was responsible for Environment and Climate Change component of the Project.
SECAP Rural Development Project
SECAP Sponsored Capacity Building programmes for Farmers in Rural Communities in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria for Knowledge Dissemination and Innovative Farming practices. The specific objective of the project was to Strengthen the capacity of local farmers on knowledge dissemination and innovative farming practices. Activities carried out included; training on sustainable agricultural practices, practical training on water harvesting, practical trainings on compost manure; campaign and awareness creation; networking and sharing of information