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CSDP PARTNERS NAPTIP on Psychosocial Assistance

CSDP PARTNERS NAPTIP on Psychosocial Assistance 17 May 2020

CSDP PARTNERS NAPTIP on Psychosocial Assistance

Deployment of helplines in the state agencies to provide psychosocial support on COVID-19 and other crisis

The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to provide technical assistance on psychosocial support at community level.

Construction of Examination Hall

Construction of Examination Hall 14 November 2018

Construction of Examination Hall

The student in Burak Community has to travel more than 11 kilometres to write their final examination due to lack of examination

Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture

Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture 14 November 2018

Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture

Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture at Barwo Community in Nafada Local Government Area, to minimize travelling long distance to have quality education. The Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development Projects contributed the sum of N 4,158,945.00 while the community contributed the sum of N 462,105.00 and the total cost of the project is N 4,621,050.00.The community has also promised to provide a sound atmosphere as a sign of goodwill and community support for the project.

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group 14 November 2018

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group 

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Women group

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Women group 14 November 2018

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Women group

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Women group 

Federal Government begins Conditional Cash Transfer to Poor and Vulnerable Households in Nigeria

Federal Government begins Conditional Cash Transfer to Poor and Vulnerable Households in Nigeria 6 April 2020

Federal Government begins Conditional Cash Transfer to Poor and Vulnerable Households in Nigeria

This is part of the palliatives for the intervention of COVID19 on Nigerians

The National Coordinator of National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Mr Iorwa Apera, disclosed in an interview with AriseTV, 3rd April, 2020 how the Federal government of Nigeria has made efforts to reach the poor and vulnerable in our country as part of the palliative measures to cushion the effects of #covid19 containment measures.

 

CSDP Concludes Environmental and Social SafeGuard Training (ESSG)

CSDP Concludes Environmental and Social SafeGuard Training (ESSG) 20 April 2020

CSDP Concludes Environmental and Social SafeGuard Training (ESSG)

To build the capacity of staff on environmental and social safeguards

The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) carried out a workshop to build the capacity of staff on environmental and social safeguards. The workshop was carried out between 16th and 21st of March, 2020 and the participants were divided into 2 batches

FPSU Switches to Fiber Optics

FPSU Switches to Fiber Optics 12 May 2020

FPSU Switches to Fiber Optics

Another Giant Stride by the National Coordinator

The National Coordinator of CSDP, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje, in his bid to face the new technology realities posed by the Novel COVID-19 Pandemic, has initiated a Fiber Optics Internet in the entire Federal Project Support Unit of CSDP, which now gives a clear and fast internet connection sufficient for hosting Virtual Meetings, live Webinars, online Monitoring and Evaluation and even Interviews.

CSDP in Readiness as COVID 19 initiates Community Transmission

CSDP in Readiness as COVID 19 initiates Community Transmission 16 May 2020

CSDP in Readiness as COVID 19 initiates Community Transmission

State Agencies trained in various Mitigation and Preparedness Procedures

Towards the race against time, to prevent the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic from making its was into the Vulnerable communities, CSDP has strategized on how best to tackle the Psychosocial component of Disaster Management at the Poor and Vulnerable level in the Communities.

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CSDP PARTNERS NAPTIP on Psychosocial Assistance

CSDP PARTNERS NAPTIP on Psychosocial Assistance

Deployment of helplines in the state agencies to provide psychosocial support on COVID-19 and other crisis

May 17, 2020 197 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to provide technical assistance on psychosocial support at community level.

National Coordinator of CSDP, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje stated the readiness of the CSDP to collaborate with NAPTIP when he led management of the CSDP on a courtesy visit to the  Director General of  NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, at the Agency’s head office in Abuja.  

Obaje told the DG that psychosocial support is a major component of the CSDP and that the project has the capacity to provide psychosocial support to victims of rape, kidnap and other depression induced situation which the mandate of the NAPTIP also covers.

“the CSDP psychosocial support team in all the thirty (30) participating states and the FCT have been trained by the International Organization on Migration (IOM) in detecting various early warning signs of depression in vulnerable people and other psychosocial support activities”

“With 8,200 Community Project Management Committee and Group Project Management Committees in localities where CSDP is operating, the pro-poor project is rooted to assist NAPTIP reach out to the core communities where victims of trafficking in persons resides. Already, arrangements have reached top gear for the deployment of helplines in the state agencies to provide psychosocial support on COVID-19 and other crisis” Obaje assured.

He added that the CSDP with its experience in the North East, providing psychosocial support to Internally Displaced People/Children and those conscripted to fight for the terrorists would be added advantage when the partnership comes into fruition.

Responding, the Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli commended the National Coordinator for having brought together such robust infrastructure in the 30 states and the FCT and the provision for psychosocial support to the Poor and Vulnerable people at the community level.

She listed five (5) ways that CSDP and NAPTIP Collaboration can bring in psychosocial  support to assist victims of Kidnap, Rape, child sex trafficking, and other vices and also enlighten the vulnerable group through education.  How to identity abductors and their characteristics, channels of reporting any suspicious persons, and raising awareness.

NAPTIP, an agency established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2003 to tackle human trafficking and other related matters has in her mandate, component that deals on providing awareness to the general public and Psychosocial support for Victims of Trafficking, who are mostly Vulnerable people with Gender bias.

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CSDP in Readiness as COVID 19 initiates Community Transmission

CSDP in Readiness as COVID 19 initiates Community Transmission

State Agencies trained in various Mitigation and Preparedness Procedures

May 16, 2020 136 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus
Towards the race against time, to prevent the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic from making its was into the Vulnerable communities, CSDP has strategized on how best to tackle the Psychosocial component of Disaster Management at the Poor and Vulnerable level in the Communities.
 
Consequently, the National Coordinator of CSDP, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje has authorized all the State Agencies (CSDAs) under CSDP to carry out Psycho Social Support (PSS) activities during the Community Transmission Phase of the Pandemic
To buttress this fact, the Federal Project Support Unit, Headquarters of CSDP have arranged several online Refresher training for all Project Officers on Gender & Vulnerable (G&V) starting on Friday, 15 May, 2020.  
 
The Management of CSDP has proposed a toll free helpline service for all the State Agencies, the idea is that each Agency needs a single toll free help line to respond to enquiries not only on Psychosocial Support but on overall project activities.
What is Community Transmission?
In explaining why the Community Transmission stage is crucial, the National Coordinator detailed; “there are four stages of the pandemic. The first stage is people who are affected have a foreign travel history which they have been to an affected country. 
The second stage is the local transmission stage, meaning the people who have it through a foreign travel history and contracted the Virus gets transmitted to other people who do not have a travel history; usually families and friends. Note that this stage is very easy to trace and quarantine the affected people. 
The third stage are people who do not have any travel history and have not come in close contact with a confirmed infected person. This source of infection is usually untraceable, and it is very difficult to control. This is the Community Transmission stage, happening at the communities where the poor and vulnerable people live.
The final stage is simple, the virus has entered a community and the sources are untraceable and its impact is uncontrollable
CSDP is committed to providing Mitigation efforts at the Community Transmission stage through Advocacy/Sensitization, and Preparedness through providing critical assets of CSDP for use by the officials charged with the responsibility of Containing, Isolating and treatment of infected persons.

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FPSU Switches to Fiber Optics

FPSU Switches to Fiber Optics

Another Giant Stride by the National Coordinator

May 12, 2020 172 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

A person sitting at a tableDescription automatically generatedThe National Coordinator of CSDP, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje, in his bid to face the new technology realities posed by the Novel COVID-19 Pandemic, has initiated a Fiber Optics Internet in the entire Federal Project Support Unit of CSDP, which now gives a clear and fast internet connection sufficient for hosting Virtual Meetings, live Webinars, online Monitoring and Evaluation and even Interviews.

With this new achievement, the entire CSDP Operations including remote monitoring is now easily achievable online.

The National Coordinator listed the gains that will be associated with the upgrade of the Internet Facility, our Geo-Information systems will become more reliable and Remote Monitoring can be carried out with ease, he stressed.

On the COVID 19 crises that have engaged Organisations to seek other ways of keeping afloat, the NC confirmed that CSDP has been fully involved in the ongoing Response program of the Federal government against the Virus pandemic, and then switching to Fiber Optics means more leverage on the Video Conferencing platform of Microsoft SharePoint Teams and Webex Applications respectively.

The National Coordinator, Dr. Obaje was more emphatic on the mandate of CSDP concerning the Poor and Vulnerable. In his words "the fate of the Poor and Vulnerable at this time is our singular concern, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) Nigeria has deployed our structures nationwide, over 10,000 staff trained in Social Safeguard and Psychosocial support have been put in a state of Readiness to assist in the ongoing COVID 19 Response in Nigeria. What we are initiating, is a Coordinated Strategy called Disconnecting COVID 19 Community Transmission. CSDP has developed a formal Community Response Plan to cater for different Communities with Cultural and Traditional Diversities, with a database of Community Assets that can be converted and utilized for COVID 19 Community Transmission Phase."

CSDP has been on SharePoint Online Technology for some time now, with the installation of our Fiber Optics, which is the fastest available conduit for Data transmission; connection with the state offices will be seamless and without bottlenecks of connection breaking or latency.

 

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CSDP Concludes Environmental and Social SafeGuard Training (ESSG)

CSDP Concludes Environmental and Social SafeGuard Training (ESSG)

To build the capacity of staff on environmental and social safeguards

Apr 20, 2020 394 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) carried out a workshop to build the capacity of staff on environmental and social safeguards. The workshop was carried out between 16th and 21st of March, 2020 and the participants were divided into 2 batches

The workshop for batch 1 held from 16th to 19th of March, 2020 and included participants from Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Zamfara, Benue, Anambra, Bayelsa and Imo States; while Batch 2 held from 19th to 21st of March, 2020 with representatives from Taraba, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Kogi, Oyo and Cross River States in attendance.

The objectives of the workshop were to

  • Inform and discuss recent environmental and social concerns relating to the project;
  • Provide trainees with capacity for identifying potential adverse environmental and social impacts as early as the project design stage;
  • Provide trainees with capacity for identifying appropriate time and cost-effective mitigation measures for identified negative environmental and social impacts; and
  • Build the capacity of staff to effectively monitor implementation of environmental and social mitigation measures as it relates to their MPs.

Upon completion of the workshop, the capacities of the trainees were enhanced particularly in identifying potential adverse environmental impacts, grievances and the use of the new VLD Protocol. There was evidently a clear understanding of how to systematically identify potential negative impacts as well as how to proffer cost effective and timely mitigation measures.

The participants were clearly energized and expressed their desire to start incorporating mitigation measures into their project designs while ensuring proper documentation of land donations and grievances.

There was also a clearer understanding on how environmental health and safety affects the poverty level in communities and how all these are related to CSDP’s PDO. Lastly, there was clearer understanding on how mitigation measures incorporated during the project design stage can contribute to reducing poverty.

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Federal Government begins Conditional Cash Transfer to Poor and Vulnerable Households in Nigeria

Federal Government begins Conditional Cash Transfer to Poor and Vulnerable Households in Nigeria

This is part of the palliatives for the intervention of COVID19 on Nigerians

Apr 6, 2020 572 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

The National Coordinator of National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Mr Iorwa Apera, disclosed in an interview with AriseTV, 3rd April, 2020 how the Federal government of Nigeria has made efforts to reach the poor and vulnerable in our country as part of the palliative measures to cushion the effects of #covid19 containment measures.

Speaking, he said they have worked with the various state governments to develop the National Social Register (NSR) of Poor and Vulnerable in the country and that NSR provides access for the poor on the register to any social intervention or welfare package by government, philanthropy and or businesses.

When asked if the NSR is being funded by the government alone, he explained that The NSR is available for anyone who want to access the poor in a transparent manner.

Shedding further light on the project, he provided insights how the Government is at the moment using the register to reach: the poor with the cash transfer, paying 1 million poor and vulnerable households. The Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq had disclosed how the Federal Government plans to rapidly increase this number to 2 million in the next payment round in May, 2020.

He also spoke about the how the Government is using the register to provide food rations to those who are not on the cash transfer but have children of school age. The Government will therefore be expanding this register rapidly including the urban poor. The numbers in the register is expected to hit 4 million households by June, 2020.

Concluding, he stressed that the cash transfer that was flagged by the Honorable Minister is for existing beneficiaries of the cash transfer program and not every Nigerian.

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Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Women group

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Women group

Nov 14, 2018 1245 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Kalanguburo Community

Construction of Skill acquisition centre with office, materials and furniture for Women group in Balanga Local Government, to make the maximum contribution to their own development and to the self development of their communities. It worth N 7,476,227.50, The Gombe State Agency for community and development projects contributed the sum of N 6,728,604.75 while the Community contributed the sum of N 747,622.75.

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Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group

Nov 14, 2018 1324 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group in Nafada Local Government, to reduce poverty and also is an instrument of empowerment that seek to provide the people with skill; vocational and entrepreneurial, sewing, shoe making, knitting and improving on their existing skills. . It worth N 6,380,470.67, The Gombe State Agency for community and development projects contributed the sum of N 5,742,423.60 while the Community contributed the sum of N 638,047.07.

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Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture

Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture

Nov 14, 2018 1169 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture at Barwo Community in Nafada Local Government Area, to minimize travelling long distance to have quality education. The Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development Projects contributed the sum of N 4,158,945.00 while the community contributed the sum of N 462,105.00 and the total cost of the project is N 4,621,050.00.The community has also promised to provide a sound atmosphere as a sign of goodwill and community support for the project.

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Construction of Examination Hall

Construction of Examination Hall

Nov 14, 2018 1222 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

BURAK COMMUNITY

The student in Burak Community has to travel more than 11 kilometres to write their final examination due to lack of examination hall. The State Agency for community and development projects intervene to construct examination hall and equip with tables and chairs worth the sum of N6,163,112.50  with  Drilling of four Hand pumps Boreholes  at different location within the community worth N2,472,000.00  amounting  to N8,635,912,50 at Burak community.

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