Improving the realization of fundamental human and democratic rights


Nigeria’s socio-economic and security situation, COVID-19, and climate change impact have served a toxic mix of unemployment, loss of livelihood, and despondency for young Nigerians, impacting harder on those living in impoverished communities. Other factors underpinning poverty and unemployment for young people and particularly young rural women, include skills gaps, limited economic opportunities, restrictive and discriminatory economic policies, hostile business environment, and a worsening security situation due to several conflicts. 

Understanding these challenges, ActionAid Nigeria, in partnership with South Saharan Social Development Organization, is implementing the Strategic Partnership Agreement II in Enugu state. The program aims to improve the realization of fundamental human and democratic rights and improve sustainable livelihoods, resilience and protection for young people, especially young women living in marginalization, including in disaster and protracted crises contexts in Nigeria. 

Project objectives

  • To enable young people enjoy their rights to an open and enabling democratic space and to increase access to well-resourced programmes and public services. 
  • To ensure young and marginalized people enjoy improved sustainable livelihoods through climate accountable government and a green private sector. 

Project Outcome

youths trained on climate change mitigation and adaptation
youths trained on budget tracking and accountabilty
community accountability committee established

Main Activities include

Capacity building Training. 

Sensitization Rallies

Good Governance Radio Programs

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