F4DN’s WOMEN MOBILIZATION THROUGH SHADOW BUDGET
Programmatically, this intervention seeks to empower community women and men to participate in decision making, become active citizens and benefit from better living standards through increased availability of essential services. The objective is to strengthen the capacity of 200 women and 175 men on community needs and sustainable livelihood assessment in Enugu state within 3 years. Already in Enugu State, we have trained about 80 persons in January 2017. We have also trained in Rivers and Delta State. Altogether, since we set out in September 2016, we have trained over 350 persons across the 3 F4DN’s projects locations: Delta, Rivers and Enugu states, except Lagos. At the end of the 3 years, we expect the emergence of a critical mass of informed community members on issues of community needs assessments and participatory budget, as well as taxation .