And It’s A Wrap!

HumAngle Accountability Newsletter

Six months have flown by in a blink of an eye, and with that, so has the fellowship. It’s with both sadness and joy that we are bidding our fellows goodbye, who have so wonderfully excelled in the programme, and contributed immensely to the success of the first cohort.

The programme has equipped them with the skills they need to promote accountability and also excel in their future work, wherever it takes them.

As ambassadors of HumAngle and the fellowship programme, it’s not a goodbye forever. Our first cohort of fellows will always have a role to play in the cohorts to come and serve as mentors to individuals who just like them, are passionate and have a strong willingness to make the necessary change in their communities.

Speaking of which, a new call for applications has been put out for the next set of fellows due to commence in January 2023. In this new cohort, we will expect to see more project-based works on areas around accountability, climate change, transnational justice, SGBV and education in the BAY states. Just like before, we will be collaborating with other partner organisations to support the fellows in their work.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Applications close on December 6th, 2022.

Obtuse Drainage Culvert In Borno Village Fixed

In September, HumAngle reported how a construction company came to a village, built something that defied logic, and then left. Although the incident we reported happened in Borno, and may have appeared to lack wider significance, it seemed to be emblematic of many people’s experiences of life in Nigeria.

Babagana Bulama (Borno Central)

Picture of the drainage around the popular mosque in Garandam area of Maiduguri. Babagana Bulama/HumAngle

Many of the people in the village couldn’t tell if the concrete structure was meant to be a culvert, or a wall. 

A culvert sits below the ground and channels surface water away. But, as HumAngle reported in September, this structure was well above ground, standing proudly in its dysfunction.

It became a barrier to the residents moving around their village, and when it rained the concrete channel directed water into people’s houses.

But after HumAngle got in touch with the construction company -the somewhat appropriately named Obtuse Tec Engineering and Construction, we can report that the “wall-or-culvert” situation in the village of Bulabulin Garandam, Borno state.

The construction company came back, demolished the concrete wall they had left and rebuilt the culvert in the right place. 

Why is it news?


Fellow Of The Month

With five important reports published this month, there’s no guessing why he was the top pick. His stripes highlighted the recent flooding in the Lake Chad region, and how the activities of both the state and non-state actors led to the death of humanitarian workers in Borno state.

Also, following a report he did in September on how a construction company built a faulty drainage system and deserted the community, the construction company retired to the site and fixed the structure, which will hopefully prevent a repeat of flooded houses in the Borno village.

HumAngle+ is launching soon!

For months now, we have been teasing you with the news of our Membership platform coming your way. Well, the wait is about to come to an end and we are very excited to unveil what the membership is offering you.

Officially launching in February 2023, HumAngle+ will offer subscribers exclusive access to insecurity and data-driven reports not found anywhere else. Amongst other enticing offers, subscribers will also have the opportunity to interact with our editors and reporters and get bespoke information related to our niche.

Stay tuned as we get set to provide you, the stakeholders, with relevant and timely reports that can save lives and livelihoods.

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