The Global Partnership for Education,(GPE), has extended a grant of $125 million to Nigeria to support the development of basic education. In a statement signed by the Deputy Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Ben Bem Goong, the minister disclosed that the aim of the grant, a product of Nigeria’s Partnership for Education Project (NIPEP), is to improve access and quality of basic education in the country, with particular focus on the girl-child. He said, "Disclosing that this is not the … [Read more...] about GPE extends $125 Million to support Nigeria’s Development of basic Education
The ‘Youth Building Peace in Nigeria’ project seeks to showcase, profile and highlight the works and contributions of young people across communities from the north and south in Nigeria to peacebuilding and sustainable development and how they are overcoming these challenges in the midst of glaring socio-economic and political realities. This project will capture stories of twenty young peacebuilders including male and females from communities across the six geopolitical zones and the federal … [Read more...] about Call for Contribution: ‘Youth Building Peace in Nigeria’ Project for Young Peacebuilders
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The United Nation (UN) Women, European Union (EU) and Women Advocates and Research Documentation Centre (WARDC) have demanded an end to all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria and other parts of the world. They also emphasised on the need to advance campaign on Sexual Gender Base Violence (SGBV), Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual Health and Reproduction Right (SRHR) to address the issue of violence against women and girl-child. Executive Director of WARDC, Dr. Abiola … [Read more...] about Groups urge to end all forms of Violence against Women and Girls
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A first emergency aid package of €26.5 million for 2020 has been announced by the European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič, whilst visiting north-east Nigeria. Commissioner Lenarčič said, "I saw first-hand today the suffering that conflict has brought to people's lives and how crucial humanitarian aid is to people's survival. What matters most is that humanitarian organisations can reach all the people in need, without restrictions, including in areas under the influence of … [Read more...] about EU steps up support with crucial Emergency Aid Package for Nigeria
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Catalyst Fund has announced a new £12 million GBP ($15 million USD) commitment from UK aid and J.P. Morgan to advance financial inclusion for underserved people across the world. Over the next three years, the inclusive fintech accelerator will support the growth of 30 additional startups across five key emerging markets for fintech innovation: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, India, and Mexico. The announcement is taking place alongside the UK-Africa Investment Summit, which is being hosted by … [Read more...] about Catalyst Fund announces New £12 Million GBP commitment to advance Financial Inclusion for Underserved People across the World
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Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a joint commitment of up to $450 million to end polio and are renewing their longstanding partnership to support the global polio eradication effort. Past President of Rotary International who leads Rotary’s polio fundraising efforts, John Germ said, "Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who would have otherwise been paralyzed. By partnering with the Bill & Melinda … [Read more...] about Rotary and Gates Foundation commits up to $450 Million to end Polio
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International Development Secretary, Alok Sharma has hailed the UK’s ‘humanitarian heroes’ - the thousands of aid workers working overseas who’ve helped millions of people around the world in 2019. UK aid workers have helped millions of people around the world this year. From fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo to dealing with humanitarian emergencies like the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, and reacting to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, UK aid heroes have … [Read more...] about UK’s ‘Humanitarian Heroes’ praised for their Outstanding Work Globally
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The Young Mom’s Support Initiative, a non-governmental organisation called on Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to support more women with grants to boost small-scale businesses. Executive Director of the NGO, Dr Vivian Sonny-Nsirim made the call after being conferred with a Doctor of Business Administration in International Management at the Annual National Entrepreneurship and Economic Summit. Sonny-Nsirim said, "The grants would lift more women out of poverty and reduce the … [Read more...] about Nigeria: NGO urges to boost Grants for Women with Small-Scale Businesses
The Government of Japan is supporting a new UNESCO project to raise awareness and strengthen capacities for the protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Africa region that will directly benefit Angola, Benin, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan and Tanzania over the next two years. The Japan Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO project "Building Capacity and Raising Awareness for Underwater Cultural … [Read more...] about New UNESCO Project for protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in 16 African Countries
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Rotary is giving US$50 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio. The funding will provide surveillance, technical assistance, and operational support for immunization activities, and will reach up to 38.4 million children with polio immunizations. Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners reached another major milestone in August, when Nigeria reached three years without a case of wild poliovirus, thus opening the door for the entire African region … [Read more...] about Rotary provides US$50 Million in Grants to support Global Effort to end Polio