Building on strength


Building on strength: using local knowledge to inform evidence-based community-led decision-making for COVID-19 recovery (Bauchi State, Nigeria)

The two year project, funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund, addresses priority 5.1 of the UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery on social cohesion and community resilience. The project team will support community members and other stakeholders in Darazo to map out their knowledge of what increased the impact of the pandemic and for who, then carry out a survey to measure identified risk factors, experience of COVID-19 impact, social capital, and community social cohesion. Stakeholders will co-design strategies for COVID-19 recovery based on this local evidence. The project will measure the effect of this participation on social capital and community cohesion.


  • Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN)
  • Bauchi State Government
  • McGill University


Dates: 2023 to 2025

Funding: New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) – 2022 Research for Postpandemic Recovery