CATAI 4-Year Strategic Plan Press Briefing

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The Center for Advocacy, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI) is launching its 4-year strategic plan to promote a just society across Nigeria through advocacy, research, impact, and innovation.

The plan builds on our previous successes and outlines our vision for the next four years.

  • CATAI has a presence in multiple locations, with a focus on education, protection, and governance projects in the BAY states (Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe) of northeast Nigeria, specifically communities like Maiduguri, Jere, Konduga, Dikwa, Monguno, Ngala, Bama, and Gwoza in Borno, and Mubi South, Yola South, and Fufore in Adamawa State.
  • Over 3.2 million people reached, focusing on girl children, children with special needs, and young women.
  • Partnered with numerous agencies, implementing projects on governance, gender-responsive public service, policy engagement, education, livelihood, peacebuilding, and protection.

Mission and Vision

  • CATAI promotes a just society through outreach and advocacy for institutional reforms, capacity-building, and citizen empowerment.
  • Our vision is to strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue; fostering informed debates, and enhancing citizens’ capacities with humanitarian and developmental resources.
  • We aim to amplify voices with independence and integrity while advancing social, economic, and environmental progress.

Key Projects, Achievement and Partnerships

  • Established in 2018 in Nigeria’s northeastern region amidst conflict, CATAI has focused on peacebuilding, education, governance, protection, empowerment, livelihood, WaSH, and nutrition.
  • Notable achievements include providing quality drinking water, championing gender-based programs, and enhancing business skills for vulnerable women.
  • Partnered with UNICEF, UN Women, UNOCHA, Jesuit Refugee Services, Danish Refugee Council, Connected Development, USAID, ActionAid, Malala Fund, and others.
  • Implemented the “Strengthening Youth Participation in Civic and Peacebuilding Spaces Through Knowledge Building and Community Organizing” project, empowering youth in Hawul, Kwaya Kusar, and Shani LGAS.
  • Enhanced resilience of children affected by insurgency, provided alternative learning methods, and distributed scholastic materials.
  • ECW-UNICEF funded projects enrolled and retained over 15,000 learners in Borno and Adamawa States.
  • Reached over 700,468 beneficiaries in the BAY states through training and awareness campaigns on various issues.
  • In collaboration with the Malala Fund, implemented the ‘Educate a Girl’ project, increasing girl child enrolment and retention.

Strategic Plan for 2024-2028

  • The strategic goal is to empower communities and drive holistic development through comprehensive interventions across focus areas like peacebuilding, education, governance, protection (child, gender, GBV, mine action), empowerment, livelihood, water/sanitation/hygiene, and nutrition.
  • Emphasizes sustainable interventions, capacity-building programs and community engagement activities to enhance resilience and well-being of beneficiaries.
  • The plan emphasizes strategic alignment with priorities, robust community/stakeholder engagement, and proactive risk management to navigate challenges.
  • Aimed at creating lasting positive change and improving well-being of beneficiaries and stakeholders through collective efforts and dedication.


  • CATAI’s 2024-2028 Strategic Plan represents a dedicated effort to foster sustainable development and resilience in conflict-affected communities.
  • Through strategic alignment, community and stakeholder engagement, and proactive risk management, CATAI aims to create lasting positive change and enhance the well-being of its beneficiaries and stakeholders.