Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Nigeria

Download project profile:

Overview

Overview

Women’s Voice and Leadership - Nigeria - Overview
CA-3-D004982001
$10,000,000
Action Aid Nigeria
2019-02-07 - 2024-03-31
Operational
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting activities, building institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The Program also responds to the significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project, implemented by ActionAid Nigeria, is expected to directly benefit 100 local women's rights organizations and their extended networks in six states across Nigeria. The project also aims to support the implementation of innovative ideas and approaches led by local women’s rights organizations.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved institutional capacity of local women’s and girls’ rights organizations (WROs) to set their agendas and manage the delivery of their programs in Nigeria; (2) improved effectiveness of WROs to deliver programs and advocate for women’s rights, including through innovative approaches; and (3) increased effectiveness of local women’s rights platforms, movements and networks to influence policy, legislation, social beliefs and practices in favour of gender equality and innovative approaches in Nigeria.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) provided over CAD 4.1 million in direct funding to over 147 women’s rights organizations across Nigeria in the form of responsive funds, multi-year grants, innovation funds, COVID-response, and research grants. Local women’s rights organizations have used over CAD 118,000 in rapid response funding to address urgent challenges or opportunities for women’s rights; (2) With the project’s support, training, and funding, 85% of women’s rights organizations reported a greater reach of their program. Also, 90% of women beneficiaries surveyed reported that they would 100% recommend the program to others based on their satisfaction; and (3) Women’s rights organizations supported through the project have influenced 29 policies, laws, frameworks or other government plans. These other government plans include the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act in 12 states and the Nigerian government’s reconsideration of legislation that would increase women’s political representation.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $2,100,000
Planned Disbursement $2,151,982
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
01-06-2022 Disbursement $1,450,289
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Women’s Voice and Leadership - Nigeria - Related information
Related links
Partner website — Action Aid Nigeria
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Bilateral
Project-type interventions
Legend

The coloured circles represent the number of markers in proximity. Simply click on the circle to zoom in for more information on projects.

2 to 9 markers 10 to 99 markers 100 to 999 markers 1,000 to 9,999 markers
Marker


Note: The Project Browser provides access to project data published by Global Affairs Canada in accordance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. This is not meant for official reporting, but to provide information on past and current international projects.

Date modified: