The Federal Government has unveiled the National Humanitarian Development Peace Framework, a multi-sector strategy to detect and manage the impact of climate change on livelihoods.
Developed by the National Humanitarian Coordination Technical Group at the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the strategy envisions stronger collaboration and coordination among actors from the fields of development cooperation, humanitarian action and peace building.
The Minister, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq promised that the framework will provide a more integrated, effective and efficient methodology for the aid sector to support national development and peace objectives.
“The strategic intent of the framework is to reduce vulnerabilities, support and promote peace and stability in the country through strategic planning and preparation, as well as through equitable policy making and investment,” the Minister said while presenting the framework to mark the World Humanitarian Day in Abuja.
Hajia Umar Farouq said it is critical that vulnerable populations be regularly engaged even as she emphasized that government must recognise and act on how individuals and communities respond to emergencies.
The National Humanitarian Development Peace Framework listed seven goals to counter specific risks by defining set objectives, strategic approaches and actions. They are improving the quality of living standards for communities; enhancing disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation and strengthening disaster risk information, governance and infrastructure; providing timely and holistic humanitarian response to affected communities; securing, stabilization and recovery of communities; better management of migration;building resilience for fragility, conflict, and violence as well as peace-making, peace building, and sustainable peace
The Minister disclosed that her ministry is creating a sub-committee to tackle Food and Nutrition Security in the North East states even as she blamed food insecurity on COVID -19 pandemic, inclement weather events and insecurity.