• Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 20 (October – December 2020)

    The 20th edition of the NIF Forum Post newsletter highlights the growing humanitarian concerns in the north-east and how the humanitarian community is addressing these needs. The edition also puts into context the ever-increasing complex emergency in the north-west, giving an insight into the humanitarian situation in the region based on information recently collected by humanitarian agencies, and on NIF contribution to the discussions. In the north-west, food security levels are increasingly concerning, thus more international NGOs, in addition to the very few on the ground, are expanding operations to a region already at the lower ebbs of poverty and development indexes. REACH’s work in this region focuses on improving the understanding of the context, ACTED supports food security with a nexus approach, and CAID supports livelihoods. In the north-east, access to the people in need of humanitarian assistance is limited, and food security indicators are increasingly worrisome; the COVID-19 pandemic has further deepened the poverty, hunger and access to services of people already in a dire situation from years of armed conflict. In this edition, NRC and COOPI give an insight into how they are meeting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood needs in affected communities to ensure self-sustenance amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The edition also highlights how International Alert is advancing women’s participation in community peace mechanisms and how CBM provides targeted life-saving relief to people with disabilities (PWDs). Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 19 (July – September 2020)

    NIF latest Forum Post newsletter underlines NIF's efforts in engaging other actors to improve humanitarian and development actions in Nigeria, especially in the north-east where at least 10.6 million people are in urgent need of aid as a result of the combined impact of armed conflict and COVID-19 restrictions. NIF continues to engage towards an inclusive, principled response, also sustainably building local capacity to achieve this goal. With one in every five of the world's out-of-school children living in Nigeria, you will learn how Plan International and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) are supporting education and resilience in vulnerable communities. In addition, this edition highlights how ACTED and FHI 360 are adapting their programmes to meet needs in camps and settlements. ACTED continues to play key role in camp management and provide evidence-based information management. FHI 360 on the other hand is supporting conflict-affected population with health services. Finally, find out why addressing remnants of war matters in conflict-affected areas. Since 2017, Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has been in the fore-front supporting at-risk communities through risk education. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 18 (March – June 2020)

    The 18th edition of NIF 'Forum Post' newsletter highlights how the humanitarian community is supporting government-led effort to coordinate a collective humanitarian action in Borno state. In addition, with the heightened community vulnerabilities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition further showcases the contributions of Action Against Hunger and WaterAid in supporting communities to curtail the spread of COVID-19, and how ActionAid is working with partners to address the rising cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) since the introduction of the lockdown. Finally, NIF highlighted the INGO workforce in numbers across the country. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 15 (July – September 2019)

    We are pleased to publish the 15th edition of our quarterly Forum Post newsletter. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 14 (April – June 2019)

    We are pleased to publish the 14th edition of our quarterly Forum Post newsletter. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 12 & 13 (October 2018 – March 2019)

    In this edition, NIF's effort in keeping international community informed of critical priorities and emerging issues in the north-east response was highlighted. From landmark dialogue between UK Secretary of State for Defence and civil society in Maiduguri to a briefing in Geneva on an overlooked protection situation in the north-east crisis. Others include how NIF and its members are working on collective solutions by setting priority areas for 2019, making progress in addressing bureaucratic challenges, calling for funding of UNHAS' critical services, among others. In addition, this edition touched on how NRC is increasing communities' resilience and DRC is working with conflict-affected communities. Finally, NIF bids farewell to Roisin Mangan, who worked tirelessly in elevating the crisis in-country and with member states. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 11 (July – September 2018)

    The 11th edition of NIF's "Forum Post" newsletter highlights key advocacy effort and contribution to the LCB crisis at the global level. From NIF's engagement with UK's State Secretary of Defence in London to the outcome of the Berlin conference held in Germany. Others include the efforts made in improving understanding of the upcoming elections in 2019 and prioritizing the quality and effectiveness of the north-east response. Members achievements were highlighted from SI and SOS CV. Finally, the edition also touched on the inaugural INGO football tournament in Maiduguri, won by DRC. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 10 (April – June 2019)

    The 10th edition of NIF's Forum Post newsletter underline how NIF is ensuring the operational realities in north-east Nigeria continue to remain central to all global and regional agendas. Furthermore, to have a better response, NIF contributed in various capacity building efforts including Conflicts Dynamic International (CDI) facilitated training on humanitarian access and negotiation, effective communications and advocacy training for national NGOs, among others. In an effort to increase trust and strengthen relationship between INGOs and the community, NIF engages the media and the religious leaders in the north-east to address misperceptions in an open and frank way. This edition also highlighted how a rural community of 473 households in Borno state was certified free from open defaecation through ACF's efforts. Finally, NIF bids farewell to Hailu Teka, NIF Cash Advisor and Yannick Pouchalan, NIF Chair and ACF Country Director. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 9 (January – March 2018)

    In the 9th edition of NIF newsletter, NIF engages various media platforms and the traditional leaders in order to improve perceptions and change the narrative about INGOs. In addition, various steps were taken at all levels to elevate the critical priorities and challenges in north-east Nigeria to the global community. Within this period, a sizable number of humanitarians in deep fields were trained on critical humanitarian principles and practice. The edition also highlighted how Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is building local coalition and strengthening community engagement against human rights abuses in north-east Nigeria. This period saw the arrival of the deputy director and policy advisor, endorsement of SoGs in NIF's first annual general assembly and the election of new steering committee members. Download Newsletter


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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 8 (October – December 2017)

    The 8th edition of NIF newsletter comes in a newly improved look and highlights how NIF and partners developed a Common Terminology Document setting out key language 'do's and don'ts', efforts by CSOs against the NGO bill, the training of front-line humanitarian staff in the deep fields of Borno state, high level engagements with key traditional and government agencies on regulatory challenges, among others. In addition, the contribution and achievements of four NIF members, namely ALIMA, Christian Aid, Plan International and the Nigeria Joint Response (NJR) were also highlighted. Download Newsletter


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