ABOUT US

BRIEF ON NEW NIGERIA FOUNDATION

New Nigeria Foundation (NNF) was incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in November 2000 as a non-governmental organisation to promote sustainable community development initiatives through public-private partnerships.

NNF mobilizes resources from international development and UN Agencies, Nigeria private and public institutions, federal and state governments and other sources that may be available to undertake development activities.

VISION

Sustainable socio-economic development of communities through public-private partnerships​

MISSION

To provide a platform for strategic private and public sector collaboration, aimed at promoting sustainable socio-economic development activities in communities.

CORE PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGIC APPROACHES

Our programmes place strong emphasis on the development needs of the country and the resultant empowerment of its citizens. The following core principles and strategic approaches underline our programmes:

Core Organizational Competencies and Strengths

Empowerment Approach

Our strategy is based on an empowerment approach that goes beyond basic democratic and civil freedoms to the inclusion of a minimum standard of development rights. Empowerment, at the individual, family and community levels, is the single principle that cuts across all NNF's strategic objectives and programme activities.

Public-Private partnerships

At the heart of our programme is the principle that sustainable development requires the participation of all stakeholders responsible for the well-being of members of a given social unit. Public-private partnerships are the ways NNF translates this core principle into concrete programmes and projects.

Demand-driven Programming within National Policy Parameters

The principle of demand-driven programmes is based on the most fundamental of all development principles, that is, successful programmes are characterized by the participation of those most directly affected by the projects which they help to design, manage and evaluate. It is often necessary, however, to facilitate community acceptance of national policies and best development practice given the lack of information available to communities and their low implementation capacity.

Improving
Local
Governance

Local Government Areas are the focal point for socio-economic development under Nigeria's current decentralization and poverty reduction strategies. NNF sees local governance arenas as a principal locus of public-private partnerships and thus, a key not only to the achievement of individual strategic (sectoral) objectives, but as a way to promote broad-based sustainable local development and the efficient use of available resources.

The combination of these core principles with their emphasis on partnership, accountability, integration, improved governance and the focus on measurement of results are critical factors in the achievement of NNF's strategic objectives

Achieving
Measurable
Results

Our use of results to measure the impact of its programmes is an essential tool. Each of the results portrayed in the strategic framework would be measured through the use of a corresponding set of performance indicators. Performance in the management of each programme is usually evaluated using these indicators and we expect to be held accountable for the overall achievement of the results.

Empowerment Approach

Our strategy is based on an empowerment approach that goes beyond basic democratic and civil freedoms to the inclusion of a minimum standard of development rights. Empowerment, at the individual, family and community levels, is the single principle that cuts across all NNF's strategic objectives and programme activities.

Public-Private partnerships

At the heart of our programme is the principle that sustainable development requires the participation of all stakeholders responsible for the well-being of members of a given social unit. Public-private partnerships are the ways NNF translates this core principle into concrete programmes and projects.

Demand-driven Programming within National Policy Parameters

The principle of demand-driven programmes is based on the most fundamental of all development principles, that is, successful programmes are characterized by the participation of those most directly affected by the projects which they help to design, manage and evaluate. It is often necessary, however, to facilitate community acceptance of national policies and best development practice given the lack of information available to communities and their low implementation capacity.

Improving
Local
Governance

Local Government Areas are the focal point for socio-economic development under Nigeria's current decentralization and poverty reduction strategies. NNF sees local governance arenas as a principal locus of public-private partnerships and thus, a key not only to the achievement of individual strategic (sectoral) objectives, but as a way to promote broad-based sustainable local development and the efficient use of available resources.

The combination of these core principles with their emphasis on partnership, accountability, integration, improved governance and the focus on measurement of results are critical factors in the achievement of NNF's strategic objectives

Achieving
Measurable
Results

Our use of results to measure the impact of its programmes is an essential tool. Each of the results portrayed in the strategic framework would be measured through the use of a corresponding set of performance indicators. Performance in the management of each programme is usually evaluated using these indicators and we expect to be held accountable for the overall achievement of the results.

Core Organizational Competencies and Strengths

Our core organizational competencies and strengths include:

  • Ability to mobilize human, material and financial resources from both public and private organizations (locally & internationally) for development projects.
  • Ability to design projects that allow for creation of synergies that encourage participation of multiple donors/partners.
  • Ability to coordinate activities of partners, which include civil society groups, government agencies, and private organizations in the implementation of projects.
  • Ability to mobilize private sector organizations to undertake activities related to corporate social responsibility

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