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Kebbi: Devt. Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Media to collaborate in strengthening community development

In a Joint Learning and Knowledge Management Session which had in attendance both the Lead Volunteers of Civil Society Organizations and Program Managers of various NGOs in Kebbi state, Mr. Olumide Ojo, Program Director of OXFAM, Thursday called on development actors across the state to collaborate for efficient and effective service delivery to their target communities.

Olumide made the call in Birnin Kebbi while presenting a paper on: A reflection on Public Budget and Development actors’ intervention and the need for collaborative advocacy agenda.

According to him, the synergy between the organizations will help foster development and drive economic growth in communities across the state.

While introducing PROACT plans to strengthening Kebbi state budget systems through Community Development planning, Usman Faleye, PROACT Governance and Influencing Coordinator said effective service delivery could be achieved through the coming together of Government, development partners and the civil groups.

The PROACT project, currently being implemented in Kebbi by Development Exchanges Commission (DEC), is the European Union Support to Food Security and Resilience in Northern Nigeria. The project is geared toward improving food security and resilience of vulnerable households in Kebbi and Adamawa.

During the event, a collaborative work plan and a knowledge management platform was developed to serve the organizations.

Representatives from UNICEF, FORM 1, MSON, ATASP1, KCA, NPRH, CTA and media organizations who participated in the event expressed satisfaction and agreed to work together for the sustainability of development interventions.

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