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Waajid Assessment Report

Subject/Objective: 
The objective was to determine the socio-economic situation, gather vital demographic data, map-out major stakeholders and determine essential needs of communities affected by the current drought, which will be the basis for planning targeted project implementation.
Methodology: 
The assessment focused of the general population demographic information, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, protection and livelihoods. Two approaches to information gathering were employed: primary data collection where new information was required; and secondary data collection through review of secondary information. Both qualitative and quantitative tools (12 FGDs, 428 household interviews, 4 KIIs and observations) were used in the assessment process
Key findings: 
The assessment recommends supporting WASH interventions that address protecting water sources, water treatment and hygiene promotion. Secondly, support technical capacity development of teachers through offering them relevant training and incentives, extending material support to the schools like text books, school furniture, children playing spaces, school meals and scholastic materials, promoting hygiene in schools as well as strengthening the functionality of school management committees. Thirdly, support the strengthening of informal and formal protection systems in the communities through a collaborative approach with local authorities, faith leaders and local partner NGOs is recommended. Lastly, supporting farmers to access inputs (seeds, tools) and irrigation kits, training farmers on improved agricultural practices, formation of farmer groups and farmer field schools, saving group formation and training, range land management, post-harvest handling and cash for work to access food.
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
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Assessment Date(s): 
28 Dec 2016 to 23 Feb 2017
Status: 
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
World Vision International
Location(s): 
Waajid