The development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) is an intermediary non-profit  established with a mission to build organizational and technical capacity within civil society and government to work together in inclusive development model in which felt needs of the vulnerable and excluded are addressed. Our vision is a soft and sustainable model of development build around social capital, people and the human element in development, hence the small `d’ in dRPC.

Vision
To be the leading and most trusted facilitator of evidence-based participatory development in Northern Nigeria.
Mission
To build the civil society’s capacity and social capital for participatory development through training, leadership development and systems strengthening.
Values
1. Integrity: credibility, commitment, reliability and trust.
2. Independence: impartiality and objectivity.
3. Professionalism: principle, performance, confidentiality, commitment to quality service delivery, respect and sensitivity.
4. Accountability: excellence, responsibility, fiduciary accountability and transparency.
5. Empowerment: dedication to the development of stakeholders and dRPC’s staff
6. Creativity: innovation and application of strict corporate governance best practices in delivery of socio-economic investment projects.


 

The dRPC was formed in May 1994 and registered in 1995. Having commenced operations under military rule in the mid-1990s, good governance and participatory approaches for development are central to the Centre’s work.Also, the reduced presence by international development partners at the time of the Centre’s formation in the 1990s has led to a focus on high impact interventions which are sustainable over time through community assets and initiatives. In May 2008, the dRPC registered an affiliate the Development Partners Resource Centre to instutionalize development partnerships formed since its formation. 

The dPRC is governed by a 6-member Board. The Chairman is Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Senior Lecturer Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK. Other members include  Dr. Musa Ibrahim, Commissioner, National Pension Commission; Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, the Former Country Director of CEDPA; Hajiya Jummai Bappah Social Sector Adviser, DFID; and Dr. Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye, Program Director, Support to Reforming Institutions Program (SRIP) European Union. The day-to-day running of the Centre’s programs and projects is carried out by the Director of Projects Judith-Ann Walker. The dRPC Coordinator is Dr. Yahaya Hashim. At the professional level.

The Centre provides support services to international development partners without a presence in Nigeria or wishing to expand into new programming areas. Support services include:

  • Feasibility studies for establishment of new programs and country offices
  • Retreat and study tour facilitation
  • Facilitation of conferences and meetings
  • Recruitment and Selection of staff
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programs
  • Sub-granting to CBOs and NGOs

Examples of support services projects are captured below:

Project

Partner

Facilitation of the USAID Mission Director’s meeting with all Chiefs of Party in Nigeria, July 2010

USAID Nigeria

Dissemination of the Country Partnership Strategy, II, November 2009

ADB, DFID, World Bank, USAID

Retreat and start up meeting of MEMS Nigeria, 2004

MEMS, USAID

End of Project Evaluation of Phase IV, Community based Reproductive Health Project   (2006-2008) implemented by Pathfinder International in Abuja, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe and Niger States, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, California, USA,   2008-2009

David and Luclie Packard Foundation

End of Project evaluation of the Coalition for Change (C4C) program implemented by DFID, Abuja, May – June 2008.

DFID

Scan of project environment for new Diplomatic staff of the Canadian High Commission, 2006

CIDA, Nigeria

Recruitment of Chief of Party, MEMS USAID Nigeria, 2007

USAID, Nigeria

Constituted and led the USAID assessment team to review USAID funded Social Sector interventions in Northern Nigeria. The Social Sector Assessment, 1999- 2003

USAID, Nigeria

Identification Recruitment and Selection of all 350 staff for new Ghain HIV/AIDS Pepfar project by FHI, 2002

Family Health International

Designed and coordinated Annual Meetings for Ethiopia, Pakistan, Philippines, India, USA, IIE Meeting, 2004

Institute of International Education, (IIE), West Coast Centre

Project development to develop Nigeria program access funding 1999-2001

ACORD, UK

Feasibility study for the establishment of Action Aid Nigeria, 1999

Action Aid, UK

Anchored and represented the NGO Networks for Health, in Nigeria and with the Africa Bureau, USAID

2 year research project in Nigeria

CEDPA, Nigeria

End of Project Evaluation for HIV/AIDS project 1997-2003

FHI, AIDSTEC, AIDSCAP, IMPACT, Projects, USAID

 
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