Baseline evaluation of early warning/early response mechanisms in Northern Nigeria – Phase III

Publication language
Date published
01 Sep 2017
Impact evaluation
Conflict, violence & peace, Early warning, Response and recovery
Search For Common Ground

The “Early Warning/Early Response Mechanisms in Northern Nigeria” – Phase III, is a 24-month second cost amendment project, with overall aim to expand and strengthen early warning and early response processes to enhance community and state actors’ ability to protect citizens. The United States Department of State – Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) funds the project implementation in Adamawa and Borno States. The targeted beneficiaries and primary stakeholders have affected communities, security actors, CSOs, and government agencies at State and LGA levels. The project is intended to expand on the technology utilized during the initial phase of the project using a combination of an SMS platform, live reports, and a centralized “EW/ER Hub,” to create an integrated EW/ER system to ensure fast reception and processing of reports even if there is technology failure or network problems. The expected impact of the project is to enhance collaboration between key actors to identify and effectively respond to threats of violence, improve community security against Boko Haram threats and other sources of community insecurity, and build resilient communities and reduce the underlying factors driving violent extremism in North-East Nigeria. The specific objectives are to (1) reinforce and expand a community-based EW/ER system, (2) strengthen engagement between state and local actors to secure communities, and (3) strengthen partners’ capacity to support and monitor EW systems.