Project Status: Completed

Explosive Ordinance Risk Education in the Northeast

Facilitator with youths during Sensitization Session at Hausari Community

Project Focus Area

Peace Building and Social Development (Prevention and countering violent extremism Initiatives, including addressing youths and women’s radicalization, and participation in violent extremism)

Project Start Date

April 2022

Project End Date

June 2022

Total Project Budget

$19,974

Project Location

Yobe State (Geidam LGA)

Name of Donor

United Nation Mines Action Service under the United Nation Office for Project Services

Project Summary

The project aims to enhance knowledge and safe behavior among civilians and humanitarian workers in vulnerable communities on the threat of explosive ordinance through risk education to mitigate hazards of explosive ordinance. AFRYDEV is providing capacity-building training on Explosive ordinance risk education for humanitarian workers, government agencies, and community members, capacity building for Community Mobilization Assistants, and sensitization sessions targeting 4,000 benefices in 4 affected communities of Geidam L.GA.

Key Outcome

Project Gallery

5/5

Aji Fannami Dilala - Head of Admin. Geidam LGA

I never realized the magnitude of the threat posed by explosive ordinance until I attended this project's workshops. Now, I am more cautious and make sure to follow safety protocols to protect myself and others.

5/5

Lewa Kolo from Hausari Ward from Asheikiri Ward, Geidam LGA

The risk education sessions organized by the project were eye-opening. I learned about the various types of explosive ordinance and how to identify potential dangers. This knowledge has empowered me to make informed decisions and take necessary precautions.

5/5

Fatima Umar from Hausari ward, Geidam LGA

The capacity-building training provided by AFRYDEV was invaluable. I now have a deeper understanding of explosive ordinance risk education and feel more equipped to handle emergencies. This training has enhanced my skills and confidence in protecting the community.

5/5

Aji Fannami Dilala - Head of Admin. Geidam LGA

I never realized the magnitude of the threat posed by explosive ordinance until I attended this project's workshops. Now, I am more cautious and make sure to follow safety protocols to protect myself and others.

5/5

Auwal Musa from Maana Community, Geidam LGA

The sensitization sessions conducted by the project were crucial in spreading awareness about explosive ordinance risks. I now understand the potential dangers and know how to respond if I encounter such situations. These sessions have empowered me to protect myself and my community.

Executive Summary

AFRYDEV is a humanitarian and development organization dedicated to improving the well-being of conflict-affected communities in Northeast Nigeria. With a focus on youth, women, and girls, we aim to foster positive social mobility and prevent the recruitment and radicalization of individuals, as well as their involvement in violent extremist activities, conflict, and gender-based violence. Since 2013, The Organization has been actively engaged in designing and implementing interventions that drive positive change and promote safe societies. One critical aspect of the project is to address the threat of explosive ordinance in vulnerable communities. AFRYDEV is committed to enhancing knowledge and promoting safe behavior through comprehensive risk education programs. These initiatives aim to mitigate the hazards associated with the explosive ordinance and protect community members and humanitarian workers.     To achieve this, the organization provided capacity-building training on Explosive Ordinance Risk Education (EORE) to humanitarian workers, government agencies, and community members. Through the training, participants acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively identify, assess, and address the risks posed by explosive ordinance. In addition, AFRYDEV conducted capacity-building programs for Community Mobilization Assistants, empowered them to engage with their communities and mobilize support for risk education efforts. These assistants play a crucial role in disseminating vital information and promoting safe practices within their communities.  To reach the most affected areas, AFRYDEV conducted sensitization sessions in four communities within Geidam L.GA, benefiting approximately 4,000 individuals. These sessions raised awareness about the dangers of the explosive ordinance and educated community members on the appropriate measures to mitigate these risks.  By implementing these technical interventions, AFRYDEV created safer environments, empowered communities, and prevented accidents and incidents related to the explosive ordinance. The organization remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting the well-being of conflict-affected communities in Northeast Nigeria through evidence-based and impactful interventions.

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