STAKEHOLDERS COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN NIGERIA

This paper reviewed the state of stakeholders’ coordination and the effects on the management of humanitarian action in Nigeria. The paper x-rays the disaster management system and the role of government and partners in the humanitarian sector. It also explored the structural relationship between actors, sector and inter-sector dynamics, and the concepts of coordination mechanisms at all levels of governance. The barriers, mitigants and advantages of coordination as a critical factor in an inter-organizational relationship was analysed and policies and plans examined outlining their provisions and importance. The paper concludes with the trends in humanitarian coordination in Nigeria and suggests that the structure be streamlined in line with emerging realities in order to make the role a rewarding one with effective results for the focal organisations

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