Strengthening the capacity of Malam-Sidi community, Kwami LGA, Gombe state Nigeria for sustainable tree planting and environmental protection.
Strengthening the capacity of Malam-Sidi community, Kwami LGA, Gombe state Nigeria for sustainable tree planting and environmental protection.
"Malam-sidi is the headquarters of Kwami Local Government of Gombe state. It is situated in Gombe north senatorial district, it has population of Nineteen thousand nine hundred and sixty-three (19,963) comprising men, women, youth and children must of whom are peasant farmers. Faced with the problem of desert encroachment, Health challenges, environmental degradation, poor nutrition and abject poverty. The community met with FOYAE to discuss the challenge and possible solutions. The discussion resulted to this proposed project. The goal is; to strengthen local capacity for an enhanced livelihood, protected and conducive environment, good health, reduced poverty and increased well being.
To the stated goal FOYAE will carry out the following activities; Orientation and training of project team members; Advocacy and sensitization of stakeholders; Community dialogue, Establishment of Community Environment Protection Committee (CEPC); Site clearing ; Tree planting and maintenance; Establishment of a nursery and maintenance; Project identification and branding ; Commissioning and handing over; Reporting writing and documentation.

1. Key Outputs, Outcomes and Innovations
• What were the key outputs that make your project stand out and were critical to the success of the project?
• What would you say are the key innovations that make your project stand out and were critical to successful environmental, social and economic outcomes?
Establishment of community Environmental protection Committee
Training on waste management for income generation

• How did you engage the local community and key stakeholders to participate in the project?
FOYAE brought the community closer and encouraged them to participate actively in every aspect. They were involved in the first stage of writing the concept note and in writing the proposal. 30 community members were involved in Advocacy and Sensitization
Dialogue/education was given to 100 members of the community among which the community environmental committee was established
They contributed in labour both in tree planting and nursery establishment
Maintaining both nursery and the trees planted and provision of security
Participate in monitoring and evaluation

• What were the principal positive aspects of the project?
• 32 households saved from destruction and total collapse by threatening gully due to the construction of stone wall
• 58 homes saved from flooding as a result of the construction of drainages
• 10 women gained Income Generating Skills from waste management training, hence increased per capita income and supporting home needs
• increased self esteem and self worth of 50 community members who now boast of managing 25 variety of economic trees as result of community orchard
• 38 community members now own personal gardens with increased income due to availability of water from the project borehole
• Increased access to safe drinking water from the borehole at the orchard
• The project has strengthened the capacity of the people to protect their environment and prevent desertification and flood, reduce greenhouse and combat malnutrition towards achieving good health.
• The project has increase the number of new trees in Mallam-Sidi for environmental protection, health improvement and poverty reduction.
• The project has helped the community to establish and manage a nursery and tree seedlings for continued tree planting.

Environmental Impact
• What measurable impact has the project had in terms of environmental protection since the beginning of the project? Where possible, please provide statistics and numbers that document the change or impact of the project over time.
32 households saved from destruction and total collapse by threatening gully due to the construction of stone wall
58 homes saved from flooding as a result of the construction of drainages
increased self esteem and self worth of 50 community members who now boast of managing 25 variety of economic trees as result of community orchard
Increased access to safe drinking water from the borehole at the orchard

• What have been the secondary benefits?
The project has strengthened the capacity of the people to protect their environment and prevent desertification and flood, reduce greenhouse and combat malnutrition towards achieving good health.
The project has increased the number of new trees in Mallam Sidi for environmental protection, health improvement and poverty reduction.
The project has helped the community to establish and manage a nursery and tree seedlings for continued tree planting.

• (Biodiversity) Have species, habitat or ecosystems been protected through your work? If so, please describe
• How does your group measure the environmental impacts?
• Discuss the impact of project in the GEF focal area
• State the size of land/forest restored and or protected during this project
• Describe (give facts and figures) the outputs on climate change achieved by the project
• Please indicate the number and hectares of Protected Areas that were positively influenced through this project
• Please indicate the number and hectares of Indigenous Community Conserved Areas that were positively influenced through
• Please indicate the number and name of sustainably produced biodiversity and agro biodiversity products supported through SGP
• Please indicate the number and name of significant species with maintained or improved conservation status through projects

Socio-economic impacts
• What measurable change has there been in local incomes and job opportunities? (change in average household income, job creation, revenues, livelihood diversification, livelihood/income diversification, market access etc)
*10 women gained Income Generating Skills from waste management training, hence increased per capital income and supporting home needs
*38 community members now own personal gardens with increased income due to availability of water from the project borehole
*50% community members now gain income from the sales of the economic fruits

• Where possible, please provide statistics and numbers that document the change or impact of the project over time.
• Have there been secondary benefits? (Investments in infrastructure, poverty reduction, higher awareness, etc.)
*The people now have higher awareness on environmental protection
* The 10 women that were trained on waste management have gone further to train more people

• Have revenues from the project been reinvested into school fees, hospitals, local infrastructure, etc?

Policy Impacts
• In what ways has your initiative advocated for policy change?
• Has there been success in influencing policy at what level (community, institution, municipal, regional) and what were the critical factors that made that success possible?
• What have been the barriers and the successes removing these barriers?
• Have there been any regional (subnational) or national policies or laws that were enacted or changed as a result of your project?
• (Biodiversity specific) Has your community engaged in the planning, implementation or review of National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans?
• (Climate Change specific) Has your community engaged in the planning, implementation or review of the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs)?

Gender
• Was there any special participation by women (e.g. as project proponents, implementers, beneficiaries). If yes, how vital was their participation in the project’s success?
Yes there was active women participation in the project right from inception to the conclusion; they were instrumental in the project execution in terms of manpower.
• Please provide any statistics on the number of women involved in the project, or the number of women benefitted by the project?
*5 women were part of the implementation of the project
*the training on waste management empowered 246 women
* 9652 women benefited from the entire project

• Did SGP assist grantees to acquire gender training?
• What action did SGP take to overcome gender barriers in achieving SGP project goals? In case any project created a gender issue (e.g. gender imbalance), what were those issues and what action did SGP take?
Does SGP have a strategic partner to strengthe
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Foundation For Youth Awakening and Empowerment (FOYAE)
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 23,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 32,367.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/15/18
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mrs Allabura G Linda
Phone: 07081456052
Email: foyaegm@gmail.com
 

Address

2 Misau Street, Opposite Juma’at Mosque, Federal Low-cost Gombe
Gombe State , North East , 760212

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001