BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ICWAP
The INTEGRATED COMMUNITY WATER AND AGRICULTURAL PROJECT is a program supported by MISEREOR (catholic central agency for development Aid, regd.), with the Goal of contributing towards shaping, sustaining and improving the rural environments which are the basis of the peaceful co-existence and livelihood of small-holder’s farmers. The project has 4 components including; Sustainable Agriculture, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, psycho-social support and peace building. The program targets poor rural and marginalized communities in sixteen LGAs of Adamawa State of Nigeria, currently being implemented in 16 sixteen local government of Adamawa State. Since inception, the program has reached poor remote rural communities for two decades and one of the foremost accomplishment of the program is the provision of safe drinking water to over 100 poor rural remote communities in Adamawa State. Other are, sanitation and Good hygiene practices, support local farmer’s groups to improve on their yield using organics and other environmental friendly approaches to farming, and peaceful coexistence in communities especially between farmers and herders. The program is a holistic approach to total community development and community led.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS OF CONCERN THROUGH LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT PROJECT.
The PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS OF CONCERN THROUGH LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT. The project is implemented in partnership with Caritas Nigeria the project is fully funded by United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and targets Refugees, IDPs and Returnee in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) state with livelihood activities. IJDPN (JDPC) Yola in implementing the project in two local government Areas, these are Yola North and Yola South of Adamawa State. The project is to support Refugees, IDPs and Returnee to build resilience through livelihood support. The project supported over four thousand (4000) Persons of Concerns (PoCs) in Yola North and South with different skill acquisition trainings of their choice ranging from; Agricultural inputs, Livestock distribution, startup grants to SMEs, (including Savings Internal Lending Communities), Tailoring, beads and bag making, soap making, carpentry, and shoe making. Each of the PoCs receives a certificate and free start-up kit upon completion of training. In Yola North and South local government eleven IDPs informal camps and host communities have received intervention to build resilience. The project started in 2019 and has generated significant impact as PoCs are now able to provide for their basic need and not entirely depending for help from Government and other Actors.