Nigeria

In Africa's most populous country, we are working to improve health, governance, and to engage and inspire youth about their country's future.

About our work

We’ve worked in Nigeria for 20 years and are currently delivering a number of vibrant projects addressing governance and health issues – with a particular focus on inclusion of marginalised groups including women and girls, youth and people with disabilities. Our radio shows, Talk Your Own and Mu Tattauna, as well as PSAs and award-winning digital content reached 11.1 million people during the 2019 elections – informing and empowering citizens to engage with their leaders and address electoral and governance-related issues. And through a partnership with UNICEF, we’re debunking harmful health myths and supporting audiences in northern Nigeria to make informed choices about immunising their children against polio.

Previous work in Nigeria includes a multimedia project providing life-saving information about pneumonia and diarrhoea – two of the biggest killers of children under five in the country – and youth-focused radio shows challenging stigma against people with HIV and AIDS.

We're now working as part of the Inclusive Futures consortium led by Sightsavers to dispel stigma around disability and promote inclusion in society and the workforce -- in part through the return of our popular radio series, Story Story, later in 2020, with exciting new storylines.

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