WORLD FOOD PROGRAM THIRD PARTY MONITORING PROJECT
The Third Party Monitoring (TPM) contracted was signed between World Food Programme (WFP) and Kanem Borno Human Development Association (KABHUDA) for the provision of monitoring services in hard to reach areas of the three states most affected by the insurgency in the North East. A total of 14 LGAs cross Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states were in scope for the implementation with specific distribution points and localities selected for the different deliverables of the contract on an ongoing basis by WFP&KABHUDA. The six-month project commenced on 12th July 2017 and ended on 12th January 201.
The TPM engagement included onsite process monitoring of WFP intervention activities (Warehouse, delivery and distribution monitoring), Household level Surveys (Food Security Outcome Monitoring) and Qualitative Data Collection (Focus Group Discussions). The design, timelines and tools required for the implementation of the TPM deliverables were provided by WFP in due consultation with other stakeholders and also in consideration for the TPM contract terms. WFP Cooperating Partners, Local Communities and the security operatives were critical to the success of in both the TPM engagement and WFP operations.
Training and practical exposure to tools for the collection of data from the field were provided just in time to the commencement of the field work. The training covered included Process Monitoring, Market Analysis, Warehouse Management and Food handling, Delivery monitoring, Cash Based Transfers, Protection and Gender mainstreaming and exposure to ICTME skills and technical know-how.
The TPM engagement was designed and executed to help improve the impact of the WFP interventions across the benefitting communities which is majorly on improving the food security of the population while restoring normalcy in the region haven suffered prolong military actions. As a result of the TPM implementation, decisions driven by data from the field informed programme redesign and adjustment in response to the impulse of both the beneficiaries and changing operating parameters in the field. The TPM implementation ensured on a monthly basis that millions of beneficiaries were served in line with programme design.
Other notable impact of the TPM engagement include :
- The sensitization of beneficiaries on their expectation and responds to issues raised has helped to improve of the accountability and transparency in the entire WFP operations in the North East.
- The school feeding and de-worming components improved the quality of life of many children by addressing their basic health status. Dropout rates were reduced. Students were able to attend summer classes and many were promoted to the next grade level. Physical education and sport activities were undertaken in conjunction with the school-feeding program for children who completed their academic classes successfully. The severely deteriorated conditions of the schools were improved. New classrooms, libraries, resource centers and separate latrines for boys and girls were built. Classrooms now have combined desks and blackboards. The CDA project also created a close relationship between the community and the government and initiated the community for more participation in education.
Project Status: Following the successful completion of the 6 months TPM Project, World Food Program extended the project to additional 6 months beginning February 2018- July 2018 in 14 Local Government areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
Third Contract with WFP:
Following the successful execution of the second WFP contract, KABHUDA has earned a third contract for the provision of TPM services for the WFP project in 8 LGAs of Borno State. This contract commenced in September, 2018 and will be completed in January, 2019.