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Replicability of the Nigeria Education Crisis Response model and lessons learned during implementation

Wed, March 28, 8:00 to 9:30am, Hilton Reforma, Floor: 2nd Floor, Don Diego 1 Section C


This culminating presentation will reflect on the factors that led to the Education Crisis Response’s successes, the challenges it encountered and mitigated during implementation, and the team’s recommendations for future education in emergencies work in the Lake Chad Basin. Accomplishments include the forging of relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, a noticeable shift in community perceptions about schooling, and the leveraging of other resources to replicate the project’s non-formal education model. To achieve these gains, the project had to confront a series of challenges such as unpredictable security risks, low capacity of local partners and stakeholders, and a lack of additional quality non-formal education opportunities for overaged learners.

Finally, this presentation will explore the replicability of the project’s community-based non-formal model. Though counterinsurgency efforts since 2014 have improved stability in the region, states’ education systems remain weak and more than 1.3 million children do not have access to education. In addition, the Boko Haram insurgency has developed into a broader, transnational problem, and neighboring countries Chad, Cameroon and Niger have been affected. Much more needs to be done to increase access to quality education in this region. The Education Crisis Response proactively supported the sustainability of the project’s overarching goals and desired outcomes, and designed an exit strategy meant to maximize positive impact after the life of the project. Its model has been replicated by individual communities, local NGO partners and state and local governments, and scale-up strategies for future donor activities will be discussed.


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