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Nigeria

Risk Profile

In Nigeria, 9.5 people were affected by disasters and conflict (insurgency and subsequent state of emergency in North-Eastern Nigeria), which resulted in disruption of agricultural production and of market flow, leading to increase in food prices. In 2013, 4.2 million people were at risk of food insecurity; 82.000 people were affected by floods and 195.000 people were internally displaced from floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

CADRI Support to Nigeria

In March and April 2012, at the request of the Government of Nigeria through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), CADRI, UNISDR and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), undertook a capacity assessment in emergency preparedness and response (EPR) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). UN partners contributing to the capacity assessment exercise included UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, FAO, UNFPA and OCHA. The DRR capacity assessment focused essentially on Priorities 1 to 4 of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and complements the EPR assessment (HFA Priority 5) conducted in March 2012 under the leadership on UNOCHA. The results of the two assessments were combined in one joint report submitted to the UNCT and to the Government for endorsement. The assessment was carried out at central level (Abuja) and at sub-national level in four States (Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo/ Ibadan).

HFA Priority 1

The capacity assessment focused on the level of national and State ownership as a basis for creating the enabling environment for DRR, in order to guarantee the sustainability of the capacity development process. It analyses the overall institutional arrangements and legal base for DRR in the country, as well as the level of financial resources allocated for DRR.

HFA Priority 2

The assessment looked at federal and state capacities related to risk identification and early warning systems.

HFA Priority 3

The team evaluated existing competencies, knowledge creation on DRR, innovative working tools and resources.

HFA Priority 4

HFA Priority 4 Focused on identifying progress made at national and State levels in Nigeria on addressing the root causes of disaster risk. For each of the HFA Priorities, a set of clear and concrete capacity development recommendations are proposed to address any gaps and challenges identified. The level of proposed actions will take into consideration the country’s real capacity to implement them within three to five years.