• 1 Research at the Development Centre
  • 2 Building Capacity for Advocacy in RH
  • 3 Leadership Development at the Centre
  • 4 Islam and Development
  • 5 Early Childhood Development at the dRPC
  • 6 HIV/AIDS work at the dRPC
  • 7 Public sector Capacity building and Technical Assistance
  • 8 Development Support Services
  • 9 Coordinating and conducting policy research on conflict in northern Nigeria
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pacfah_logoPartnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) project is a social accountability project implemented through the strategy of partnership building of indigenous CSO’s, champions and activists to ensure the government at national and state levels in Nigeria fulfill commitments to child and family health. The project which commenced in 2014 mobilizes committed Civil Society Organizations (CBO’s); Faith based Organizations (FBO’s); professional associations; and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s)  along with the media and individual champions to work together to promote Governments responsiveness on policies, budgets and administration in child and family health.

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SLaB LogoThe dRPC/GCC/SLaB (Saving Lives at Birth) project is informed by the basic assumption that the health seeking behaviour of women and men accessing services and the health providing practices of health workers in local communities in Northern Nigeria are affected by misperceptions and incorrect information about what is permitted or not permitted within Islam. The project aims to support and build the capacity of a core group of Muslim Opinion Leaders (MOLs) as master trainers in order to step-down the innovative training program on Islam and MNCH targeting health providers/administrators on the correct Islamic precepts on the following:-

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Development Support Services

devsupThe Centre provides support services to international development partners without a presence in Nigeria or wishing to expand into new programming areas. Support services include:

  • Feasibility studies for establishment of new programs and country offices
  • Retreat and study tour facilitation
  • Facilitation of conferences and meetings
  • Recruitment and Selection of staff
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programs
  • Sub-granting to CBOs and NGOs

Examples of support services projects are captured below:



Facilitation of the USAID Mission Director’s meeting with all Chiefs of Party in Nigeria, July 2010

USAID Nigeria

Dissemination of the Country Partnership Strategy, II, November 2009

ADB, DFID, World Bank, USAID

Retreat and start up meeting of MEMS Nigeria, 2004


End of Project Evaluation of Phase IV, Community based Reproductive Health Project   (2006-2008) implemented by Pathfinder International in Abuja, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe and Niger States, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, California, USA,   2008-2009

David and Luclie Packard Foundation

End of Project evaluation of the Coalition for Change (C4C) program implemented by DFID, Abuja, May - June 2008.


Scan of project environment for new Diplomatic staff of the Canadian High Commission, 2006

CIDA, Nigeria

Recruitment of Chief of Party, MEMS USAID Nigeria, 2007

USAID, Nigeria

Constituted and led the USAID assessment team to review USAID funded Social Sector interventions in Northern Nigeria. The Social Sector Assessment, 1999- 2003

USAID, Nigeria

Identification Recruitment and Selection of all 350 staff for new Ghain HIV/AIDS Pepfar project by FHI, 2002

Family Health International

Designed and coordinated Annual Meetings for Ethiopia, Pakistan, Philippines, India, USA, IIE Meeting, 2004

Institute of International Education, (IIE), West Coast Centre

Project development to develop Nigeria program access funding 1999-2001


Feasibility study for the establishment of Action Aid Nigeria, 1999

Action Aid, UK

Anchored and represented the NGO Networks for Health, in Nigeria and with the Africa Bureau, USAID

2 year research project in Nigeria

CEDPA, Nigeria

End of Project Evaluation for HIV/AIDS project 1997-2003