NIAMEY - Within the framework of the implementation of WOSM’s strategic priority number 7 (Scouting’s Profile), the Association des Scouts du Niger adopted a multi-level partnership approach as a means to achieve this objective. Thus, since 2003 to date, this West African NSO boasts of encouraging results in the following fields: partnership with the media, national leadership, international partnerships and in terms of its impact in society.
Within the framework of partnership with the media, the Association obtained the following results, inter alia:
With regard to the national leadership, the Association of Scouts of Niger holds a leadership role within several networks and civil society groups in Niger, namely: COPIL, UNICEF, Network of Actors in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (RAIL/IST/SIDA), REPTNI and the Network of Young Nigerians for the MDGs. Moreover, the Association enjoys a good relationship with the Ministry for youth and with the Catholic Mission.
Lastly, in terms of international partnership, there exists international scout solidarity with Scout associations from Europe, Asia, Arab and Africa Regions. Thanks to the partnership with the Guides and Scouts of Luxembourg, there was a construction of a centre (meeting room, dormitories, offices, Internet room and a multipurpose hall) and regular exchanges between Luxembourg leaders and youth and Nigerian youth and leaders.
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