1. We provide adequate safeguard measures to strengthen disaster risk reduction.

NEWMAP-Kano selection of key terms is given below:

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): NEWMAP-Kano uses concept and best practice of reducing erosion disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyze and manage the causal factors of water disasters, including through reduced exposure-to-erosion-hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events in Kano State environments.

Hazard: Where in Kano State dangerous phenomenon, (on a scale of inactive, moderately active, very active or severely active) substance, human activity or environmental condition that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, erosion property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or general environmental degradation.

Risk: The combination of the probability of an event and its negative consequences on size of affected population (segmented by poverty rate), Risk to human life, Risk to the built assets, and Risk to natural assets.

Resilience: The ability of a system, community or society exposed to a hazard to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions.

Preparedness: The knowledge and capacities developed by governments, professional response and recovery organizations, communities and individuals to effectively anticipate, respond to, and recover from, the impacts of likely, imminent or current hazard events or conditions.

Mitigation: We help in lessening or limitation of the adverse impacts of hazards and related disasters based on local level participation and commitment.

Prevention: The outright avoidance of adverse impacts of hazards and related disasters based on Simplicity of intervention measures.

2.  We support Community ownership and participation towards greater adoption of sustainable land and water management practices by local people in the sub-watershed and extensive communications and outreach.

“Water cycle, land management, and environmental sustainability are intimately linked.”   (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).

NEWMAP-Kano intervenes in sustainable land and water management best practices which are vital for sustaining agricultural productivity and environmental development.

We also involve in designing solutions for unsustainable land and water management practices that violate habitable environmental systems carrying capacity constraint over long periods, can impose significant costs in terms of lost opportunities in farm production and settlements development, say by causing waterlogging and land degradation.

Water balance dynamics On‐farms and environment are modeled as a sustainability or carrying capacity constraint, proxied by regional salt and water balance; on‐farm land and water management practices are then adjusted to meet the constraint, such that individual actions do not lead to a net change in the ground water and salt balance. Common actions across farms would achieve the overall environmental sustainability.

NEWMAP-Kano uses integrated hydrologic, economic, agricultural, and environmental models to evaluate impacts and range on Farms and Settlements for successful interventions to positive environmental sustainability.

3.  We provide improved livelihoods of direct project beneficiaries in and around the project LGAs sites of Kano State.

NEWMAP-Kano prioritized portfolio of assets and environment out of which people construct their living, which includes both tangible assets and resources, and intangible assets.

The considered aspect of livelihood sustainability included in our project is the ability to avoid, or more usually to withstand and recover from, such stresses and shocks experienced in the climatic condition of Kano State environments.

NEWMAP-Kano has prepared to correlate people, planet, prosperity, peace, strong support from governance, and technical consultations to deliver services to the populous of Kano State environmental beneficiaries.

4.  We enhance livelihoods in the sub-watershed, and where necessary implementation of local Resettlement Action Plans.

NEWMAP Kano has developed a policy generally in its intervention programs to improve the livelihoods of settlement faced by natural disasters through aids and assessments for resettlement possibilities. NEWMAP –Kano found it handy with the tremendous support from financial and sensitization supports from the Kano State Government and the World Bank.