EWEI has formed solid partnerships, collaborations and capacity building relationships to help consolidate and improve our work and interventions. Over the years, some of these partnerships include Generations For Peace (Local Partner Organization), Kaduna State Government, UNICEF, NDI (National Democratic Institute for International Affairs), British Council/World Bank Institute, Open Meadows Foundation NY, SAVI/DFID, LENNAR, CPCC/OBI (Open Budget Index), PMNCH (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child health), CSOLO (Civil Society Office Liaison Office at the National Assembly) -NASS, CSACEFA and many others.
Our strong partnerships and memberships include Gender Working Group (GWG) with which we collaborated in commemorating the International Women’s Day in March 2011 that featured an exhibition, seminar and skill acquisition sessions with 211 participants attending and 16 artists/craftswomen/groups exhibiting crafts and products.
In addition, the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) continues to provide capacity building partnership opportunities at the national level, Generations For Peace (Amman Jordan) Non-exclusive Local Partnership institutionalized collaboration and our various collaborations and features in the print and electronic media have all contributed to the sustenance and growth of EWEI.
Other partners include Sebat Global Link Ventures, Signature Global Services and Prince Schools, Narayi High Cost, Kaduna, private and philanthropic organizations and individuals. More information about our partners can be found below:
ABANTU for Development: ABANTU for Development is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation, established in October 1991. It is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
The Nigeria Country Office (NCO) based in Kaduna, North West Nigeria commenced operations in 1996. ABANTU has gained credibility in Nigeria as an effective and credible gender and policy advocacy organization. It is also popularly reffred to as the “NGO of NGOs” as a result of its expertise and experience of strengthening the management and service delivery capacity of NGOs and CBOs that work with and for women.
State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) Nigeria:The State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) is a demand-side governance programme. In ten states in Nigeria, we support civil society groups, media houses and State House of Assembly elected representatives to be informed, credible and effective agents of citizen voice and accountability. As a result, our partners are playing an effective part in promoting more responsive, accountable and inclusive state governance, and making a difference to the lives of people in their states.
Gender Working Group : The Kaduna State Gender and Education Working Group is an Advocacy Project of SAVI Kaduna. A coalition of CSOs identified and brought together by SAVI to work on improving the quality of education and engendering the education sector in Kaduna State. The vision of GWG is : ‘‘A Kaduna state where policies and programme are gender sensitive and socially included” and its mission is to “Identify gender issues and Promote policies and programme through research and analysis for effective policy advocacy”.
Objectives of the AP include ; to engage and influence in strategically identified government planning processes to incorporate G&SI and to build the capacity of members and partners for effective engagement in policy advocacy.
Membership of the GWG include ABANTU For Development, Centre for Development Research Advocacy (CDRA), Centre for Media Development and Project (CFMD), Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI), Fatima Dikko Foundation (FDF), Federal Radio Cooperative of Nigeria(FRCN), Gender Awareness Trust(GAT), Girl Child Concern(GCC), Global Community Prime Initiative (GCPI), Hope for the Village Child (H4C), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Kaduna State Blind Welfare Association(KASBWA), Leads Nigeria, National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ),Women with Disability Self Reliance Centre (WDSRC) and Youth Orphan and Widow Empowerment (YOWE). EWEI Programme Director served as GWG co-ordinator from 2010 – 2011. Look for GWG on Facebook at GENDER WORKING GROUP – KADUNA.
Generations For Peace: Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peace-building organisation founded by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Sarah Kabbani Al-Feisal in 2007.
Dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots, Generations For Peace empowers volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence. Carefully-facilitated sport-based games, art, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment activities provide an entry point to engage children, youth and adults, and a vehicle for integrated education and sustained behavioural change.
Open Meadows Foundation: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.
You can read older posts about our partnership and capacity building activities on http://www.ewei.wikifoundry.com/page/EWEI+ACTIVITIES+AND+PARTNERSHIPS.
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme: Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme is a DFID funded initiative aimed at helping Nigerians better manage conflict and ensure the reduction in cases of violent conflict. The programme is a cost-effective intervention to reduce violence and improve stability. This includes technical assistance to improve the co-ordination of security providers and make them more accountable to the public, supporting communities to manage conflicts around land use and oil spills, supporting the implementation of a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security as well as creating safe spaces for girls and women so as to protect them from violence, and small grants to help civil society organisations innovate and expand their peace building efforts.
Currently, the programme is working at the federal, state and local government level. The programme focus is on eight states in conflict-affected parts of the country. In the North Kaduna, Kano, Yobe and Borno, in the Middle Belt Plateau, in the Niger Delta Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta. EWEI’s 2015 Know and Say No activities were implemented with the support of the NRSP.