Initiative for Reconstruction and Resettlement (IRR) is an independent, humanitarian, Non-Governmental Organization that is committed to provide assistance to vulnerable communities affected by conflicts and disasters in order to support recovery and promote post-emergency reconstruction and development. The organization is registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in May 2018 due to the gap observed in humanitarian response particularly areas of shelter, WASH, sustainable livelihood and education.
Following the wider scope of infrastructural damage caused by the insurgents, it is our conviction that critical areas like shelter, WASH and livelihood which involve intense survey, design and implementation cannot be fully addressed by non-professionals and hence the essence of introducing engineering oriented organization to contribute its quota toward resuscitating and developing these affected communities.
The organization, although new, is full of experienced and qualified personalities in the aforementioned areas. The experiences range from managing grants from USAID in livelihood activities( training and equipping 450 wives of fallen soldiers in different trade areas with NERI in MMC) and education in emergency(establishment and maintenance of non-formal learning centers with 1200 learners with ECR in Konduga), United Nation (WFP) in nutrition and livelihood and resilience (poultry farming) in Konduga, UKAID in education in emergency and Victims Support Fund (VSF) in economic empowerment program while working with the national and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in emergencies. IRR is currently in Jere, MMC, Konduga and making effort to establish its presence in Bama and other LGAs.
VISION AND MISSION
VISION: to actively contribute to the social and economic development of affected communities and continually respond to the changing realities through the development and application of knowledge to attain a sustainable society that promotes and protect equality, social justice and human right for all.
MISSION: to raise vulnerable communities in emergencies to better and independent status through provision of adequate shelter, WASH, education and sustainable livelihood.
Values and Principles: IRR encourages the following values to be practiced at both individual and organizational level:
- Transparency and Accountability
- Mutual respect
- Gender sensitiveness
- Cost efficiency
- Utilization of local wisdom and resources
- Encouragement of innovation and creativity
- Prioritizing quality
- Enhancing coordination and networking
- Accepting challenges
- In the potential power of the poor and rural people to participate actively in development initiatives within their community.
- In equal opportunity for men and women in society irrespective of class, age, ethnic, culture or religion.
- All Human Rights for all.
- In freedom of expression, movement and choice by man and women alike.
- In social harmony free from communal bias.
- Freedom for work, education and development.
Issues of Interest:
- Shelter and WASH
- Human development
- Children deprived of education
- Street children
- Rights of persons with disabilities
- Discrimination and exploitation of vulnerable groups and the homeless
- Human Rights
- Food rights
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