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Development Research and Projects Centre

Kano, Nigeria
Joined May 2022

Facilitating participatory development in Nigeria and West Africa

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Children's Rights, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights

The development Research and Projects Centre is a non-profit intermediary registered in 1994 with a mission of strengthening the capacity (organizational and technical capacity) of Civil Society organizations to design and implement transformative and sustainable development interventions which engage government and address felt needs of the vulnerable and excluded such as women and girls.

As a charitable organization, dRPC seeks:
1. To expand capacity of civil society organizations to carry out development programs and interventions using participatory strategies and working in partnerships with government agencies and other stakeholders
2. To increase knowledge and understanding of development programs
3. To expand capacity for development success by rendering technical support to government, development agencies and civil associations in their pursuit of development programs
4. To increase capacity amongst civil society associations to carry out advocacy to government agencies and their partners
5. To reduce social injustice by encouraging gender equity, reducing vulnerability and marginalization and by removing social exclusion through just and participatory development practices.

To achieve its objectives, dRPC adopted public health, youth and women, education, economic empowerment, research/MEAL(Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning), budget work, and capacity building and research with the survivors of conflict related sexual violence as its core programming areas.

People Associated With This Organization

Umar Umar

Development Research and Projects Centre
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
My name is Umar Ahmad Umar. I hold LL.B in Common Law and Islamic Law, Masters Degree in Development Studies and currently undergoing LL.M programme at the University of South Wales. I have keen interest on issues relating to right to education, health and conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence (CRSGBV). I work with the development Research and Projects Center, an intermediary non-profit established to strengthen the capacity within civil society organizations (CSOs) and government agencies to work together for inclusive development, as Senior Program Associate.
As Senior Program Associate at the dRPC, I have coordinated the implementation of interventions on maternal, neonatal and child health, girls’ education, early childhood development, etc. I have supported policy and participatory researches carried out by the centre and shared experiences from the researches at various fora. I wrote and co-authored articles on the dRPC’s studies on the survivors of CRSGBV in the Northeast crisis (Listening to the stories of Boko Haram’s wives | openDemocracy; Nigeria Justice Survey Report (csiw-ectg.org).
I co-chair the team that is reviewing and finalizing the Declaration of Survivors of CRSGBV on Reparations held between 22nd – 24th November 2021 (It is Time: Survivors' Hearing on Reparations (22-24 November 2021) — Global Survivor Fund (globalsurvivorsfund.org). The hearing provided a platform for survivors of CRSGBV to share their testimonies, views, perceptions and reflections around reparations, participation, and co-creation of reparations.
I wanted to join Legal Empowerment Network on behalf of my organization, dRPC, in order to learn and share experiences on the emerging issue of CRSGBV and join forces with other organisations working in the space to bring justice everywhere. I want to also understand how best to advance justice through legal empowerment by interacting with other NAMATI partners and network members.
Umar Umar is the network champion (main point of contact) for Development Research and Projects Centre.

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