Tue, 25 Apr|
Stakeholder Engagement for Policy Advocacy
Based on the results of its interactions with internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria, the project team arranged a policy and advocacy workshop. The purpose of this workshop was to share the findings with prominent government and non-governmental organizations and put forth lasting policy sug
Time & Location
25 Apr 2023, 09:00 – 17:05
Abuja, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
About the event
Discussions held during the workshop shed light on the ways in which internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria can achieve sustainable recovery of their livelihoods despite challenges like acquiring land and the recurring issue of being displaced from resettled communities. A prominent recommendation stemming from the workshop underscored the importance of avoiding a superficial approach when providing assistance and support to IDPs in Nigeria. Such an approach may inadvertently foster dependency and discourage self-sufficiency among IDPs. Consequently, both the Nigerian government and local and international organizations should adopt a skill-centered approach in their interventions to stimulate the creativity and innovation of IDPs.
In attendance at the policy advocacy workshop were delegates from notable organizations such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), National Human Rights Commission, Action Aid, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, among others. These organizations and agencies were extended invitations due to their pivotal roles within the humanitarian sector, where they are actively engaged in direct assistance and support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria.