The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund will fund initiatives that advance its three core COVID-19 response, mitigation, and recovery objectives:
- Supporting Vulnerable Populations
- Building Health Systems Resilience
- Reskilling the Nigerian Workforce
Based on the principle of additionality, we add value to existing projects, collaborate with existing interventions, and introduce new or innovative ways to address our core issues with a focus on underserved communities. The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund serves as a catalyst for accelerating development outcomes in its key priority areas.
It is through this catalytic programme design and implementation arrangements that the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund seeks to transform the lives of vulnerable Nigerians, and help tackle the formidable challenges of primary health care systems resilience in Nigeria.
Strategic Fund Horizons
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund will fund initiatives in three strategic horizons to allow for its pooled, multi-donor trust fund mechanisms to accommodate different timeframes for development outcomes and impact.
- Short Term Solidarity Support Fund: which will pool donor funds for initiatives completed between 0-18 months;
- Medium Term Solidarity Support Fund: which will pool donor funds for initiatives completed between 2-5 years; and
- Long Term Solidarity Support Fund: which will pool donor funds for initiatives completed between 5-10 years.
The Board of Directors will establish these strategic fund horizons based on the level of capitalisation anticipated from donor intent. Potential and existing financial partners consist of private funds, Nigerians in the country as well as in the diaspora, HNIs, philanthropists, corporations, multilateral organisations, public sector and other sources.
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) is governed in line with international best practices. Its operations are designed to ensure that all contributions to the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund are properly accounted for, effectively managed, and applied in accordance with the NSSF’s mandate. All grant disbursements are measured for impact and transparently reported.
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund is led by a Board of Directors consisting of reputable individuals with strong track records of proven performance.
The Statutory Board is supported by a 10-person Advisory Board, who are empowered to review all NSSF activities as well as give advice in the best interest of the NSSF.