Tony Blair Institute (TBI) For Global Change

The Supporting Leaders Nigeria (SLN) Project: Generating a Joint Community Action Plan (JCAP) for Intra-Faith and inter-religious Cohesions.

The Supporting Leaders Nigeria (SLN) Project is one of the very impactful interventions carried out by The Kukah Centre. Tony Blair Institute (TBI) for Global Change has been the funder for this project which sees us as a Centre promoting the values of peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims in Yobe, Kano, and Gombe. This intervention has witnessed remarkable collaborations in areas of commerce, interfaith dialogue, security, education, and in the social lives of Christians and Muslims in our focal communities in these states.

This intervention uses the tool called the Community Score Card (CSC) which has been adapted into the Joint Community Action Plan (JCAP) by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. The aim is to generating a Joint Community Action Plan (JCAP) for Intra-Faith and inter-religious Cohesions.

The Community Score Card (CSC), developed by CARE International (CIUK), is a two-way and ongoing participatory tool for assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of services. The CSC helps resolve problems arising out of poor relations brought about by unequal relations of power between service users and providers. The Community Scorecard (CSC) has been identified as a tool, which if suitably adapted, would support both religious leaders and local communities in the design and implementation of joint action plans.   The Kukah Centre, in partnership with Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA), have since been involved in bringing communities to participate in the Community Score Card implementation in their various community. So far, the interventions have gone through three cycles within a year of implementation.