The Philanthropy and Collaboration Report in Nigeria by Philanthropy Circuit seeks to present the importance of collaboration, partnerships, and philanthropy, in the growth of development practice in Nigeria. The achievement of sustainable philanthropy and a thriving civil society, are indicators for national prosperity within any nation. As we work to achieve sustainable development goals, it is paramount to create datasets that reflect on the best practices locally, regionally, and globally.
The report takes an in-depth look at the activities of the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), which was positioned as the frontline defense apparatus against the pandemic’s effects in Nigeria. Private sector organizations consisting of banks, corporate institutions, and manufacturing companies formed a coalition with the government and civil society to support underserved communities, especially children and the elderly who were the hardest hit. The cross-sector engagement was initiated as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the funding realized was mainly held, and disbursed- by the government and private sector stakeholders. This reflected a dearth in acknowledging the credibility and capacity of civil society organizations.