Covid-19 brought nations to a standstill with “infodemic” causing a threat to the work done by government officials. Below outlines how EiE has played various roles during this pandemic.
With support from Ford Foundation, we embarked on a MaskUp campaign aimed at producing 80,000 nosemasks in 5 states in Nigeria while empowering women alongside. Seamstresses in these states were trained by The Assembly Hub via Zoom.
The campaign was led by our partners in each of the states:
- Benue – Sesôr Empowerment Foundation
- Ekiti – Ekiti State Microfinance and Enterprise Development Agency
- Kaduna – Kaduna Peace Commission
- Rivers – Centre for Environment Human Rights and Development (CEHRD)
- Sokoto – The Bakhita Initiative (JDPC Sokoto)
Project Status – Ongoing
- Production and distribution is completed in Ekiti & Rivers
- Distribution is ongoing in Benue and Sokoto
- Production is ongoing in Kaduna.
Radio and COVID-19 Engagements
The US Embassy in its efforts to tackle the effect of COVID-19 focused efforts on the Northern states and we were funded to carry out radio engagements in 14 of these states for 6 months.
The states include – Adamawa, Benue, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, and the FCT.
Every week, we have hosted one hour radio conversations on varying issues around COVID-19. We also got into a partnership with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in our efforts to ensure that only reliable information is shared.
View images of flyers of previous conversations below:
IG Live CallOfDuty series
With COVID, channels of communication had to be changed (from offline to online) which meant we had to adopt another strategy for getting citizens to engage with government officials and policy makers (which led to the Call Of Duty IG live series).
Some of our guests include the Governor of Ekiti and Chair, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora and several others.
Images from previous engagements can be viewed below:
You can catch up with previous shows here