Social Mobilization and Outreach

The functions of this department are:
1. Formulating Social Mobilization Policies and Programmes.
2. Carrying out Advocacy, Mobilization and Sensitization of all the Stakeholders of Nomadic Education.
3. Orientating stakeholders on their duties, obligations and responsibilities as implementers and facilitators of Nomadic Education Programme (NEP).
4. Liaising with and coordinating the efforts of Government agencies in the implementation of Nomadic Education Programme.
5. Community empowerment through community-based assisted projects, cooperative organizations, skills acquisition (technical and vocational), literacy, animal health and production and sustainable livelihoods related to nomads’ production systems.
6. Encouraging formal and Non-formal education through public enlightenment activities and publications.
7. Liaising with other NCNE professional departments for effective mobilization on the implementation of all nomadic education related programmes e.g. Girl-Child Education, Extension Education, Adult Literacy, Open and Distance Learning (e-learning and Interactive Radio Instruction), HIV and AIDS, Maternal and Child Health Care etc.
8. Researching into, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, mobilization and outreach strategies in collaboration with other NCNE line departments/Sections/Units.
9. Encouraging and promoting the formation and establishment of community based organizations such as Parent Teachers Associations and School Based Management Committees in support of Nomadic Education.
10. Forging partnership with relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and International Development Partners (IDPs).

The Social Mobilization and Outreach Department consists of three main sections, Mobilization and Public Enlightenment Section, Special Services Section and Animal Husbandry and Extension Section with the following specific functions as shown below:
1. Initiating, developing and adopting strategies to sensitize and mobilize the Commission’s target groups.
2. Mobilizing and sensitizing all stakeholders to engender their support for the Nomadic Education Programme particularly through the radio.
3. Liaising with relevant governmental and non-governmental bodies, local, national and international to achieve the Commission’s set objectives.
4. Disseminating various messages of the NCNE to the target groups for increased awareness.
5. Using various forms of ICTs for awareness raising and sensitization of all stakeholders on the various programmes and activities of the NCNE.
6. Conducting field visits to communities, Parent Teachers’ Associations to seek for their support and active participation in the Nomadic Education Programme.

Background Information The provision of nomadic education extension and empowerment services by the Commission is basically the conscious provision of information and communication support to nomadic people.
It involves:
• Offering advice.
• Helping nomads analyze problems and identify opportunities.
• Sharing information, knowledge and impacting various skills.
• Supporting group formation.
• Facilitating collective action.
• Opening and widening access to basic and non-formal education.
• Liaison with other stakeholders. 5.4.3 Operational Strategy
• Critical dialogue and information dissemination using variety of approaches:
• Use of nomadic children/youths as role models
• Field visits nomadic communities and animal herds
• Advocacy, mobilization and sensitization of stakeholders.
• Face –to- face campaigns on enrolment drive
• Use of Radio
• Radio Listening Groups
• Non-formal – adult literacy
• Women empowerment
• Community leaders fora
• Youth Empowerment through skills acquisition
• Sustainable Livelihoods and Income Generation Activities
• Community Support and Self-help projects
• Animal Health and Animal Production
• Capacity Building through regular upgrading, training and retraining.
• Cooperative Societies organization and management
• Liaison, Linkages and Partnerships.

Functions of the Section
1. Planning, developing and delivering of extension packages/ outreach services to nomads.
2. Selecting, Training and Developing of Extension Education facilitators (Agents).
3. Coordinating field extension work.
4. Providing of modern animal health and production activities to nomads using tested and proven technologies.
5. Forming, registering and managing of nomadic cooperative societies, radio listening groups and adult literacy centers.
6. Conducting assessment of extension activities at the field level.
7. Liaising with relevant agencies, institutions, NGOs and CBOs for technical support and partnership.
8. Facilitating the execution of self-help community projects.
9. Building Capacity through regular upgrading, training and retraining of staff and target beneficiaries.

The Section is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the Commission’s Women Development programmes from the six zonal offices and the Headquarters, as well as providing outreach services to nomadic women in the country.

1. Designing, planning and coordinating developmental programmes for nomadic women.
2. Organizing adult literacy classes, capacity building and skills acquisition trainings.
3. Forming registering and managing of nomadic women cooperative societies.
4. Advocacy and social mobilization for women and girl – child education.
5. Linking with international development partners and other stakeholders on Maternal and Child Healthcare, socio- economic empowerment programmes among others.


  • UBEC/NCNE 2014 projects
  • Quality Assurance in Nomadic Education
  • Teachers education and development
  • Technical and vocational education

Our Plans

  • Long-term plans
  • Mid-term plans
  • Short-term plans
  • One year strategic plan

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