Framework for Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction in Rivers State

Framework for Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction in Rivers State

                  

 An effective Framework for Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction in Rivers State

 

Goal: To develop practical approaches / programmes towards wealth creation and poverty reduction in Rivers State

 

 

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Expected Output/Outcomes

 

Indicators

 

Action Parties

 

Timeline

 

 Assumptions

THEMATIC AREA  1:   AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND FOOD SECURITY
1 Establish 23 Mini-Songhai Rivers Initiatives; one in each of the 23 LGAs.

 

(Stakeholders suggested that agro service centers having some of the attributes of Songhai not bearing that name be established.)

 

·   To facilitate rapid transformation and youth involvement in the  agricultural value chain process ·      Improved agricultural inputs and practices

 

 

 

·      Mind set re-orientation

 

 

·      Job creation

 

 

 

·          Improved skills acquisition

 

·          Physical infrastructure Development

 

·          Training and extension services

 

 

·          Research & Development

·          More farmers accessing and adopting improved inputs and practices

·          Percentage increase in yield

 

·          Increased youth participation in agriculture

 

·          Number of new jobs created in the agricultural value chain

 

 

·          Number of people trained

 

·          Number of Mini-Songhai Rivers Initiatives established

 

·          Number of farmers reached

·          Number of extension workers engaged

 

·          Number of innovative products / practices developed

·          RSSDA

·          NEPAD Rivers State

·          RS Min. of Agric

·          RS Min. of Youth

·          RS Min. of Women Affairs

·          RSUST

·          TOTAL EPNG

·          SPDC

·          NAOC

·          IFAD

·          LGAs

·          Financial Institutions

·          Partner investors in agriculture and others (e.g. LRS Group, DATCO etc.)

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·          Buy-in of potential partners

 

·          Availability of funds

 

·          Land availability

 

·          Peaceful environment within the selected localities

 

 

 

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2 Agricultural vocational training and mentorship

 

·    To build a new breed of young farmers

 

·    To demonstrate the profitability of agriculture as a business

 

·    Young farmers employ modern skills, knowledge and competencies

 

·    More young people involved in agricultural enterprises

 

·    Mentorship programme established (‘Show and Tell’)

 

·    Implement Train-the-Trainer programme

·    Number of Young farmers utilizing modern tools and innovative ideas in agriculture

 

·    Number of young people involved in agricultural enterprises

 

·    Number of mentors and mentees

 

 

·    Number of trainers trained to demonstrate the profitability of agricultural enterprises

·    RSSDA

·    NEPAD Rivers State

·    RS Min. of Agric

·    RS Min. of Youth

·    RS Min. of Education

·    RSUST

·    ADP

·    LGAs

·    Partner investors in agriculture and others (e.g. LRS, DATCO)

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2014

·    Relevant MDAs and partners buy-in to the programme

 

·    Young people are willing and able to participate in agriculture training programme

 

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

3 Agricultural value chain improvements

 

·    Identify growth opportunities by investing across the  agricultural value chain

 

·    Develop specific strategies to manage gender sensitivities in agricultural value chain

 

 

·    Value chain analysis for agricultural products peculiar to Rivers State

 

·    Existing gaps Identified and addressed

 

 

·    Awareness created for investment opportunities in identified areas

 

·    Increased revenue accrued from improved product quality and services

 

·     Increased access to inputs and markets

 

 

·    Gender specific strategies for women participation in value chain processes developed

·    Number of value chain analysis conducted on products peculiar to Rivers State

 

·    Number of existing gaps identified

·    Number of identified gaps addressed

 

·    Number of investments in identified areas

 

 

·    Increased revenue accruing to investors in the value chain

 

 

·    Increased revenue

·    Improved yield

·    Reduced product waste

 

·    Number of women involved in the value chain processes

·     RSSDA

·    NEPAD Rivers State

·    RS Min. of Agric

·    RS Min. of Women Affairs

·    RS Min. of Commerce

·    PIND Foundation

·    ADP

·    LGAs

 

 

Sept  2013

Dec 2014

·    Relevant MDAs and partners buy-in to the programme

 

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

 

4 Agric Credit Facilities/Subsidies

 

·    Facilitate access to  agricultural credits ·    Partnership for access to low interest loans established

 

·    Easy access to low interest loans

·    Number of partners identified and engaged

 

·    Amount of loans disbursed

·    Number of beneficiaries

·    RSSDA

·    NEPAD Rivers State

·    RS Min. of Finance

·    RS Min. of Agric

·    Financial institutions

·    LGAs

·    Partner investors in agriculture

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2014

·    Availability of funds

 

·    Beneficiaries  meet the criteria for accessing funds

 

 

 

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5 Food Security

 

·    To make nutritious food available and affordable at all times ·    Access to nutritious food at all times

 

·    Improved food processing and storage

 

·    Increased food production

·    Availability and Price stability on and off season

 

·    Number of food processing and storage facilities established

 

·    Quantity of food produced

·    RSSDA

·    NEPAD

·    RS Min. of Agric

·    RSUST

·    TOTAL EPNG

·    SPDC

·    NAOC

·    IFAD

·    LGAs

·    Farmers

·    Partner investors in agriculture and others (e.g. LRS, DATCO)

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to pursue food security

 

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

 

THEMATIC AREA 2: MSME AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
1

 

Mind-set and attitudinal change ·    To reduce over-dependency on government and donor institutions

 

·    Encourage private enterprise development

·    Increased self dependency for livelihood

 

 

 

·    Development of new MSME businesses

·    Number of people indicating interest in MSMEs

 

 

 

·    Number of new MSME businesses developed

·    RSSDA

·    NEPAD

·    ICMSE Nigeria

·    IFAD

·    Cooperative societies

·    Faith Based Organisations

·    Community Development Committees

·    Traditional Rulers

·    Youth Leaders

·    Women Leaders

·    Non Governmental Organisations

·    Institutions ofLearning

 

Sept 2013

Dec 2015

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

 

·    Participation of the target audience

 

2

 

Low interest and Collateral-free loans ·    Increased access to funds for MSME development

 

·    Empowerment of Microfinance institutions

·    More MSMEs established

 

 

 

·    Provision of short term loans without collateral

·    Number of new MSMEs established

 

 

 

·    Number of beneficiaries that accessed the loans

·    Volume of fund disbursed

·    Government

·    Donor agencies

·    Financial institutions

·    ICMSE Nigeria

·    RSSDA

 

Sept.  2013

Dec 2015

·    Availability of funds

·    Participants are able to meet relevant criteria

3

 

Capacity Building ·    Train participants to be able to operate businesses and repay loans ·    Increased number of successful businesses

 

·    Loan repayment

 

·    MSME training centres established

·    Percentage increase in number of successful businesses

 

·    Percentage loan repayment

 

·    Number of training centres and persons trained

·    Government

·    Donor agencies

·    Financial institutions

·    ICMSE Nigeria

·    RSSDA

·    Training institutions

 

Sept.  2013

Dec 2015

·    Participation of the target audience

 

·    Availability of funds

 

 

 

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·    Government
THEMATIC AREA 3: GENDER MAINSTREAMING AND ADULT LITERACY: THE NEW FRONTIER
 

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Action Parties

 

Timeline

 

 Assumptions

 

1

Implementation of women related policies, laws and agreed action plans from previous summits ·    To harness the benefits of existing women related policies, laws and action plans

 

·    Increased visibility, voice and participation of women in leadership and socio-economic development

 

 

 

 

·    Increased advocacy for women  rights by women in authority

 

·    Enforcement of existing laws, policies and action plans

 

 

·    Increased awareness of women rights

·    Number of women related policies and action plans implemented

 

·    Percentage of women involved in decision making processes (political, socio-economic, religious, cultural and others)

 

·    Proportion of women in authority involved in women rights advocacy

 

 

·    Number of legal actions against offenders (individuals and institutions)

 

·    Percentage of people aware of women rights

·    RSSDA

·    RS Min. of Women Affairs

·    Legislature

·    Law enforcement agencies

·    Judiciary

·    LGAs

·    MDAs

·    Civil Society Organisations

·    International Organisations

 

Sept 2013

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement policies

 

·    Women Awareness, cooperation and Support

 

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

 

2

Mainstreaming should be grassroots-driven ·    To ensure community  participation, ownership, mind-set and culture change in  gender concerns ·    Increased consciousness of women rights at the grass-root level

 

·    Change of mindsets, socio-cultural, and religious beliefs and practices that are inimical to women

 

·    Increased support from men

 

 

·    Improved  land ownership  by women

 

·    Percentage of people aware of women rights in the grass-root level

 

 

·    Percentage of inimical cultural and religious practices changed

·    Percentage of people in communities with changed mindsets

 

·    Percentage of men that are aware of and support women rights issues

 

·    Percentage of family land inherited by women

·    RSSDA

·    RS Min. of Women Affairs

·    Law enforcement agencies

·    Judiciary

·    LGAs

·    Civil Society Organisations

·    Community Based Organisations

·    Community leaders

·    International Organisations

Sept 2013

Dec 2016

·    Political will to pursue change

 

·    Cooperation and support of key stakeholders

 

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

 

 

 

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Recommendations

 

Objectives

 

Expected Output/Outcomes

 

Indicators

 

Action Parties

 

Timeline

 

 Assumptions

 

3

 

Support for Women ·    To encourage education, enterprise, and political participation ·    Increased female enrolment and completion of education

 

·    Increased female  ownership of successful enterprises

 

·    Increased female involvement in politics (elective and appointive positions)

·    Percentage of educated women

 

 

·    Number of successful female owned enterprises

 

·    Percentage of women in elective and appointive positions

·    RSSDA

·    Political parties

·    RS Min. of Women Affairs

·    LGAs

·    Civil Society Organisations

·    Community Based Organisations

·    Community leaders

·    International Organisations

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to pursue change

 

·    Cooperation and support of women and key stakeholders

 

·    Ability of women  to meet set criteria

 

·    Peaceful environment within the locality

4 Adult Literacy Campaign ·    To encourage adult education

 

·    Improvement in adult literacy rate ·    Percentage increase in adult literacy rate ·    RSSDA

·    RS Min. of Education

·    Educational Institutions

·    LGAs

·    Civil Society Organisations

·    Community Based Organisations

·    Community leaders

·    International Organisations

 

Sep 2013

Dec 2015

·    Interest and participation of the target group

 

·    Availability of funds

 

THEMATIC AREA 4: JOB CREATION AND EMPLOYMENT
1 Entrepreneurship through innovation and value creation ·    To create job opportunities ·    Increased job opportunities resulting from innovations and/or value creation

 

·    Improved work ethics (diligence, commitment, vision, ownership, best practices, code of conduct)

 

 

·    Percentage reduction in unemployment

 

·    Percentage increase in productivity

·    RSSDA

·    RS Min. of Education

·    RS Min. Employment and Empowerment

·    Rs Min. of Commerce and Industry

·    RS Min. of Information and Communication

·    Educational Institutions

·    Manufacturers Association of Nigeria

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement programme

 

·    Cooperation and support of  target participants and key stakeholders

 

 

 

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Recommendations

 

Objectives

 

Expected Output/Outcomes

 

Indicators

 

Action Parties

 

Timeline

 

 Assumptions

 

2

Appropriate investment in technical and vocational education and training ·    To develop an executive vocational training programme to address manpower limitations to job creation ·    Executive vocational training programme established

 

·    More people interested in and acquiring competencies in vocational and technical skills

 

·    existing technical and vocational institutions resuscitated

·    Number of executive vocational training institutions established

 

·     Number of applications received

 

 

 

·    Number of functional technical and vocational institutions

·    RSSDA

·    RS Min. of Education

·    RS Min. Employment and Empowerment

·    International Oil Companies

·    Educational Institutions

·    ZWE Germany

·    NABTEC

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement programme

 

·    Cooperation and support of  target participants and key stakeholders

3 Review of School Curriculum  ·    To introduce a subject on vocation, entrepreneurial skills and job creation in the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions ·    Subject introduced in schools

 

 

·    Employment consciousness created in pupils and students

 

·    Vocational and entrepreneurial skill developed early

 

·    Students equipped with relevant tools to be self employed and/or compete in the job market

·    Increased number of schools teaching the subject

 

·    Increased awareness among young people

 

·    Percentage of youngsters taking to various vocations

 

 

·    Percentage of people that become self or otherwise employed

·    Government

·    RSSDA

·    RS Min. of Education

·    RS Min. Employment and Empowerment

·    Educational Institutions

·    NABTEC

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement programme

 

4 Sustainable Village Model ·    To create self-sustaining communities to stem rural-urban migration

 

·    To create job opportunities within the village

·    Provision of socio-economic infrastructure and cottage industries

 

·    More jobs created in the villages

·    Number of infrastructural projects and cottage industries established

 

 

·    Higher percentage of working age people reside in the villages

·    RSSDA

·    Government

·    Relevant MDAs

·    LGAs

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement programme

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THEMATIC AREA 5: ACCESS, PARTICIPATION AND ATTITUDE
1 Change of attitude and transparency ·    To harness our human and material resources

 

·    To inculcate desirable attitudes in the people

 

·    Re-orientation and structured communication

·    Positive attitudinal change

 

·    Reduced corruption

 

·    Visionary and good leadership

 

·    Cultural re-orientation

 

·    Emphasis on hard work as a way to greatness

·    Peaceful and enabling environment

 

·    Increase in percentage rating on transparency

 

·    Economic growth and development

 

·    Change in value orientation

 

·    Percentage increase in success produced by hard work

·    RSSDA

·    Government

·    Transparency International

·    Civil Society organisations

·    Community leaders

·    LGAs

·    MDAs

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement programme

 

·    Cooperation and support of  stakeholders

 

 

 

SN

 

Recommendations

 

Objectives

 

Expected Output/Outcomes

 

Indicators

 

Action Parties

 

Timeline

 

 Assumptions

 

2

Access to productive resources ·    To increase access to productive resources

 

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·    More people access  productive resources

 

 

·    More  wealth creation opportunities

 

 

·    Increased participation in productive resource use

 

 

·    Participatory decision-making process

·    Percentage increase in number of people having access to productive resources

 

·    Percentage  increase in opportunities resulting from access to productive resources

 

·    Percentage increase in number of people involved in productive resource use

 

·    Number of people involved in decision-making processes

·    RSSDA

·    NEPAD

·    Government

·    LGAs

·    MDAs

·    Community Leaders

·    Community Based Organisations

·    International Organisations

·    Partner investors

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to implement programme

 

·    Cooperation and support of  stakeholders

Thematic Area 6: SOCIAL SECURITY SAFETY NETS
1 Balanced programmes catering for all sub-groups and sectors

 

·    To create enabling environment for all sub-groups  and sectors to thrive

 

 

·     To reduce vulnerability and cater for vulnerable groups

·    Better co-existence and cooperation among sub-groups

 

·    Improved social amenities

 

 

·    Favourable policy implementation and legal frameworks

 

·    Balanced political inclusion of all

 

 

 

·    Equitable distribution of resources

 

 

·    Responsible conduct of relevant MDAs

 

·    Identification, categorization and protection of vulnerable groups from exploitation especially children, young workers and women

·    Peace and orderliness in the state

 

 

 

·    Percentage improvement in social amenities

 

·    Impact of policies and frameworks

 

 

 

·    Number of engagements with stakeholders

·    Number of stakeholder contributions  implemented

 

·    Percentage of poor people benefiting from social /welfare programmes

 

·    Efficiency in  service delivery to target groups

 

·    Number and category of vulnerable persons recorded

·    Number of relevant programmes developed

 

·    RSSDA

·    NEPAD

·    Government

·    LGAs

·    RS Min. of Social Welfare

·    RS Min. of Women Affairs

·    RS Min. of Health

·    Other MDAs

·    Community Leaders

·    Community Based Organisations

·    International Organisations

·    Partner investors

·    Communities

·    Law enforcement agencies

·    Legislature

·    Judiciary

 

Jan 2014

Dec 2016

·    Political will to pursue balanced programmes

 

·    Availability of funds

 

·    Cooperation and support of stakeholders

 

·    Peaceful environment

 

This was an endeavour to put the recommendations of the Rivers State Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction (WCPR) Summit into an implementable framework. The exercise was carried out by:

  1. Edna Chioma Mathews-Njoku
  2. Mr Dabesaki Mac Ikemengima
  3. Jimmy Okoroh
  4. Mr I. Dienye Pepple (Workshop Coordinator)

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