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Barriers to health and social care integration in Nigeria

Critical understanding of literature in the topic area and the ability to critique this and make links to the proposed study
Critical understanding and justification of appropriate research methodology and methods to plan and implement a small-scale study with independence, working within appropriate ethical boundaries.
Analysis of data collected to present coherent discussion and propose responses to the research questions. Critique of data with close links to existing literature to support discussion. Critique of study, identifying strengths and limitations of the research design. State where possible, how these were overcome.
Contribute to professional debate and development by communicating the significance of the work undertaken and demonstrating originality and creativity. Relate the completed work and its outcomes to relevant professional contexts, by making recommendations for future practice and research

As outlined in unit one project risk management, the project involved humanitarian intervention in the North part of Nigeria largely encompassed by insurgency. To counter the potential psychological, social and humanitarian impacts of extremist groups, especially the Boko Haram, the project involved the supply of critical items such as shelter, food and psychological supports to the thousands of women and children displaced and left homeless by the extremist group. Working on a budget of approximately 99,000 EUR (45m Naira) to offer critical services to the more than 20,000 women and children, it was one of the most complex projects undertaken. To successfully achieved the primary aim of the project, my team was tasked with the responsibility of housing the internally displaced persons in camps within 4 days and ensure that they are fed, psychologically supported and living under humane conditions for 60 days.  Key activities under the main task included mapping the displaced families, provision of food and shelter, coordination of distribution of medicine to the sick and the children and the provision of psychological support across the camps.

Analysis of the Broad Strategic Business Context

For decades, strategy has been the keyword for most successful project undertakings (Irfan & Hassan, 2018). Project managers have turned into strategists as mere project planning has been replaced with strategic thinking within broad business context.  Even though the project seems to be a straight forward undertaking, the reality is that it involves different stakeholders and as such, requires systematic examinations of the demands and expectations of each stakeholder and strategic performance across broad spectrum. As identified in unit 2, the salient stakeholders in this project were the displaced people (beneficiaries/victims), donors, government agencies, volunteers, UNICEF, involved logistics firms, the community and other humanitarian urgencies. There is no doubt that risk tolerance for the stakeholders is very high and the lessons learned can form the foundation for responses during future crises.

The primary stakeholders in the current project are the displaced families. They occupy the central position in the project lifecycle and are present at the project location. The two major sources of risks in the project presented in unit 2 of the project risk management are response time and the inability to determine the number of displaced victims. Even the government plays a critical role in the immediate assessment of the extent of an extremist event, the displaced families affects the overall planning of response to a crisis. Secondly, the donors are important stakeholders in ensuring the provision of adequate financial and material resources to meet the demands of the displaced families. Even though they are not located at the project area, they are influenced by the outcomes of the project. The third stakeholders are the Nigerian government agencies who offer the required logistical and security services in the delivery of services to the affected population.