MSA is joining forces with local, national and international governmental and other organizations and agencies to embark on a much-needed reconstruction effort in the northeast of Nigeria following the Boko Haram insurgency. MSA is soliciting funding for a social development capacity building consortium to support reconstruction in the northeast of Nigeria (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states, with a total population of 23.6m) following the Boko Haram insurgency. The problem to be addressed is weak or lack of capacity to develop and manage long-term, integrated, gender-sensitive social development programs aimed at improving the quality of life of underserved adolescents and young people.
Over an initial five-year period, the project aims to build the capacity of youth and youth-serving organizations (YYSOs) working in social development (primary beneficiaries), to improve their performance and effectiveness in setting and achieving desired outcomes for their respective clientele (ultimate beneficiaries). The main activities envisaged will focus on: technical advice, guidance and hands-on assistance for organization set-up and management systems development; knowledge and skills development courses and workshops as well as mentoring for life skills and capacity building; counselling and support services in mental and reproductive health (for training practicum); and post-training follow-up support and technical backstopping. See the WHAT WE DO page for more information on the work of MSA. See WHAT WE DO for more information on the work of MSA