|Overview : |
Millions of civilians continue to grapple with extreme adversity across north-east Nigeria and the rest of the Lake Chad region where a recent surge in violence has uprooted tens of thousands more people, exacerbating an already dire crisis situation. An intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the region affected and in need. It is unlikely that security responses alone will be sufficient to address the complex factors that gave rise to the insurgency, and which continues to sustain it. There is increasing consensus that military efforts must be coupled with significant investments in complementary stabilization activities to benefit the local population with both local and Lake Chad Basin (LCB) regional levels, if the security-humanitarian-development nexus around Lake Chad is to be effectively addressed.
While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes. To this end, UNDP has launched Lake Chad Basin Regional Stabilization Facility, supporting four Lake Chad Basin countries (i.e., Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad) as well as LCB regional institutions, such as the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).
The Facility will act as a rapid-response package– delivering within 90 days of target area selection – that relevant authorities can sequence with military operations as necessary, to ensure immediate follow-up in specific locations and curtail the ability of armed opposition groups to re-infiltrate and exploit any security vacuum or community perceptions of non-responsive Government by extending an organized and effective civilian security umbrella, consolidating military progress with development ‘dividends’ for the local population.
The National Window of the Regional Stabilization Facility for Nigeria aims to address the needs of immediate stabilization in the target areas in North-East Region of Nigeria with high degrees of insecurity, promoting the phased transition of insecure areas toward greater security, and the reduction of current volatility whereby previously secure areas have become more rather than less vulnerable.
In advance of intervention in each selected target area, a rapid local conflict analysis needs to be undertaken in order to map the situation at the granular level necessary, ensuring that the proposed intervention is appropriate and fully conforms with the principle of “do no harm.” The analysis should also identify immediate stabilization needs to design catalytic interventions. It is vital to avoid exacerbating any existing tensions, or – wherever possible – being seen to work through, or otherwise favour, those who have previously abused power and put a constant surveillance mechanism to detect any signs of negative impacts of UNDP’s interventions. It is also essential that a local conflict analysis encompasses gender and social exclusion analyses in each target area to identify the actors and working methodology for equal access to the benefits of the programme interventions. The analysis will be prepared for each target area during the six-week period of the inception period of the immediate stabilization activities.
To this end, UNDP Nigeria is seeking for partner NGOs/CSOs to assure the quality of conflict analysis, human rights assessment, and community perception survey on 5 target areas (3 in Borno, 1 in Adamawa and 1 in Yobe) to conduct data collections, information/evidence gathering as well as analyses and consolidate the assessment results.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) is specifically related to the UNDP Stabilization Facility-Nigerian Window.
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