The objective of the Erosion and Watershed Management Project for Nigeria is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The project has four components. (1) Erosion and watershed management infrastructure investments component will support on-the-ground interventions to help reduce vulnerability to land degradation; (2) Erosion and watershed management institutions and information services will strengthen the enabling environment for effective implementation of erosion and watershed management. The component will contribute to a number of outcomes centered on enhanced capacities, modernization and coordination of relevant federal, state, and local institutions involved in investment planning, management, assessment, enforcement, and monitoring of watershed and erosion related activities and disaster risk management; (3) Climate change response component will include actions that contribute to strengthening Nigeria's strategic framework for climate action. This component will enhance Nigeria’s capacity to promote low carbon, climate resilient development; and (4) Project management component will finance goods, equipment, staff, travel, and consultant services for the following activities: (a) project management and coordination at federal and state levels, including procurement and financial management; (b) social and environmental safeguards management and oversight; (c) strategic project communications and outreach; (d) project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), including two mid-term reviews; and (e) an impact evaluation fully integrated into M&E arrangements that will help build replicable intervention models early during implementation.

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