Promoting Community Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience in Doka and Tofa Lgas, Kano State, Nigeria
Promoting Community Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience in Doka and Tofa Lgas, Kano State, Nigeria
The environment poses the greatest challenge to most rural communities in Nigeria. Doka and Tofa towns in Kano State are no exceptions. The two are the biggest towns in Tofa Local Government Area, contributing about 70% of the estimated population of 116,292 in the LGA (NBS, 2011). These communities depend almost entirely on the environment for sustenance as the main occupations in the towns are farming and agro-processing while also losing to challenges posed by climate change, flooding and drought due to poor environment and waste management techniques
WOFAN proposes the ICON project as the solution to problems identified above. Instead of focusing entirely on providing direct services to tackle the challenges, ICON will focus on the communities with special attention to women and youths, strengthening community structures which will in turn build resilience amongst the disadvantaged, create economic opportunities and protect the environment.
By empowering vulnerable groups to become sufficiently strong and able to meet their most basic needs, ICON will be stimulating sustainable environmental management which can be maintained and replicated beyond the lifespan of the intervention.

The main strategy of the project is to encourage ownership by benefiting communities with the introduction of community self-help concepts. For instance, mobilization will be led by community and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders with WOFAN providing oversight.
Community members will form part of planning and contribute labor during the construction of boreholes thereby giving them basic skills which can be used to rehabilitate non- functional boreholes in their communities and neighborhood
Groups formed will be strengthened to carry out monitoring and track their project activities and maintain group records to track their progress beyond project lifespan.

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Project Snapshot

Women Farmers Advancement Network
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 21,679.45
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Kano, like most of the Northwest in Nigeria, is still very conservative when it comes to the inclusion of women and youth in socio-economic activities. The two groups are rarely included in most decision-making processes. This often affects their actual participation in such activities. The CACC Project is however designed to address social exclusion. In the first place, the primary focus of the project will be women and youth as the two groups will constitute at least 70% of total beneficiaries. Secondly, traditional, political and religious leaders will be recruited to support and become advocates of the mainstreaming of women and youth into the CACC Project so that the intervention can become sustainable through and beyond the project lifespan.
Notable Community Participation
Project beneficiaries
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Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 24
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 720

Grantee Contact

Hajia Salamatu Garba


Plot 345, Danbare Layout, Opposite BUK New Site Gate, Gwarzo Road, Box 22
Gyadi-gyadi Kano , North West ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Ms Rose Agbo


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