Between January and February, Early Recovery and Livelihood partners continued to rehabilitate and reconstruct public infrastructure to increase access to basic services. In Mafa LGA, Borno State partners are in the process of renovating two buildings at Mafa primary school. In Monguno LGA, a project to construct a solar powered borehole construction is 70 per cent completed while reconstruction of the Monguno General Hospital is 65 per cent completed. In Konduga LGA, partners have finished 60 per cent of renovation work at Chabal Health Clinic, meanwhile Konduga Secondary School is also under construction. In Gwoza
LGA, demolition and construction work at Gwoza Maternal & Child Health Clinic is 80 per cent completed. In Biu LGA, partners are expanding building structures at Biu General Hospital including a paediatric ward, a maternity complex, a laboratory and an emergency room. In Hawul LGA, construction work on the Kwajaffa Health Post is nearly finished. Sector partners in Yobe State competed the construction of protected reservoirs to collect spill over water from boreholes, as well as fencing in ten communities to support agricultural
production. Reconstruction work has benefited approximately 5,428 residents of Borno State (1,303 women and 4,023 men) through cash-for-work activities to stimulate economic recovery and build resilience.
In Monguno town, approximately 725 people (359 women and 366 men) now have access to improved basic sanitation facilities following the construction of four multifamily latrine units in Fulatari host community. Additionally, three blocks of latrines/showers were completed at Monguno General Hospital and some 600 people will be able to use these facilities. In addition, 300 individuals will have access to four cabin latrines and two slaughterhouses in the wood market, in Ngala LGA, Borno State once ongoing construction is finished. Partners are also rehabilitating and installing three solar powered water points in Askira and Hawul LGA.
In addition, Early Recovery partners continued verification processes to employ 3,306 people (733 women and 2,573 men) through cash-for-work to participate in a waste management clean up exercise in MMC, Bama and Biu LGAs.
During the reporting period, partners trained 27 men and 19 pregnant and breastfeeding
mothers in Yobe State on vocational and business skills including entrepreneurship. Additionally, approximately 1,125 people (673 women and 452 men) in Borno and Adamawa states completed vocational skills training on tailoring, embroidery, handcraft and leather works, brick making, baking, carpentry, hair dressing and mechanics. They also received
start-up kits to establish their own small-scale businesses. In Jere LGA, 21 people (one woman and 20 men) began vocational skills and acquisition training to repair and maintain water pumps. Each trainee will receive a start-up kit worth NGN 120,000 Naira upon completion.
In Adamawa State, Sector partners held meetings in 21 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) with 498 members (48 men and 450 women) to discuss their shared dividents. A total of 394 members (370 women and 24 men) members purchased 2,696 shares worth 568,900 Naira ($1,575.9 USD), with a total of 48,750 Naira ($135 USD) saved as social funds. This VSLA has created economic opportunities to access money to expand their existing businesses. In Adamawa state, Sector partners distributed conflict-sensitive educational and communication materials to 7,750 children in both primary and secondary schools, while 216 teachers received training on psychosocial class management and record-keeping.
Sector partners aired seven episodes of a phone-in-radio programme (Dandalin
Manoma) on Gotel Radio Station in Yola, Adamawa State on a weekly basis to raise awareness of issues related to inter-communal conflict between pastoralists and farmers. A total of 132 episodes have aired since the programme started in August 2017. During the programme the Chairman for Police Community Relations Committee and the Director of the Adamawa State Engineering Department reiterated the need for community members to work with Government to gather and share information on security threats, as well as to support farmers by grant their animals pathways to access water sources.