As the 10-year crisis in northeast Nigeria persists, the protection needs of vulnerable individuals continue to rise. 2019 witnessed new waves of displacement caused by the heightened insecurity, exacerbating the needs of vulnerable individuals, and leading to a rise of protection risks. The number of people in need (PiN) of urgent assistance increased from 7.1 million in 2019 to 7.9 million in 2020, with 80 percent of them being women and children. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have further increased PiN figures to 10.6 million.
To improve the overall protection activities in northeast Nigeria, iMMAP initiated the first round of capacity building training targeting National NGOs working under the Protection Sector with the support of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) in collaboration with the Protection Sector and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This capacity-building training took place from July 6th to July 10th, 2020 at the ICT Laboratory in the University of Maiduguri
with the necessary COVID-19 safety measures put in place to ensure the safety of all attendees. The training is a part of a larger capacity-building program that is tailored to the needs of Protection partners working in northeast Nigeria which will include ongoing mentorship and regular follow-up.
The overall objective of this project is to enhance the response activities of partners working in the Protection Sector and sub-sectors (General Protection, Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence, Mine Action, House and Land and Property Rights) by identifying organizational needs in relation to data collection, analysis and dissemination. The training is designed as two modules, basic and advanced, where participants who have completed the basic training will go on to participate in the advanced training. Furthermore, the training will be complemented by a series of bilateral coaching sessions on assessment tool design, data cleaning/aggregation/anonymization, visualization, database design, management, and analysis.
With the knowledge I have gained, I have been able to start developing quality data tools for my work and reports. I am grateful to iMMAP and OCHA for this wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to come back for the advance training.
As a practice, iMMAP invites resource persons with high aptitudes and practical experiences to give a first-hand context to the topics and concepts taught during training programs. In this training round, Ali Barma, currently employed full-time as iMMAP’s Junior IMO supporting the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) sub-sector, was invited as a resource person to share with participants his experiences working in the field. A graduate of the University of Maiduguri, Ali took part in Round 11 of iMMAP’s IM training in January 2020
and was subsequently selected to be a part of the 3-month internship program with iMMAP. Ali highlights the importance of the training with the following statement:
This training is timely as the Protection Sector has been experiencing information gaps with regards to 5Ws. As the capacity building program is tailored to the Protection Sector information needs it provides a clear set of deliverables for National Protection Partners on their data management and reporting activities. Additionally, the content of the program is very comprehensive; covering basic concepts of Humanitarian IM principles, methodologies, sector-specific information needs and infographics ultimately leading to improved sets of data resulting in informed decision making.
Protection Sector Training Round 1 Participants
Through this project, iMMAP will continue delivering capacity building training and a coaching program in the fields of information management, data collection & data analysis, targeting National NGOs (NNGOs) who are implementing protection-related interventions and based in Borno State.