LUKMEF work to empower individuals, groups and communities to take leadership in
addressing all social, economic, political and environmental problems limiting their abilities to live life to its fullness using rights-based approach.
In providing such services, the Foundation focus on reducing aid dependency by promoting local resource mapping, resource access and sustainable socio-economic development that generates long term employment and community social service delivery.
The Foundation’s primary target are women, youths and adolescents with emphasis on women and girls in line with SDG #5) in rural and sub urban communities as well as focusing on SDGs #2, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16 and 17.
While we focus on this target group, our policy and service delivery approach is designed to impact whole communities through an inclusive, gender and environmentally sensitive community development.
With the objective to spread the impact across Africa with great impact on the civil society community, with effects trickling down to the grassroots populations, LUKMEF created the LUKMEF AFRICA CIVIL SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT CENTER (LACSODEC) in 2021.
In the framework of its project, the “LUKMEF Africa Civil Society Development Centre – (LACSODEC), LUKMEF seeks to improve Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) performance and effectiveness in West Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Countries through the establishment of a specialized self-sustaining infrastructure and platform for their institutional and operational capacity Strengthening to levels that significantly improve their strategic engagement/impact in local, national, continental and global policy formulation, implementation and evaluation towards long term human development as referenced in existing and future national, regional, and international treaties, conventions and policies.
In line with this, LUKMEF in partnership with the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) is launching the second phase of its Small Grant Scheme. Only 35 CSO’s will be selected to participate in the first phase of the project which is a 2day CSO capacity/strengthening workshop. From this 35 CSO’s, 10 will be funded as merited from a developmental project proposal contest.
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