New Report Highlights Progress toward Poverty Reduction
By Heather Kulp, NDPI Executive Director

The Niger Delta remains a complex region, blessed with abundant natural resources and shoreline ripe for port development, plus a vibrant, youthful population. Yet, despite these gifts, the Delta has yet to capitalize fully on its potential and instead is often looked upon as a region where significant roadblocks to sustainable development persist. 

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2016 Powering Africa Summit
By Eniola Mafe, NDPI Program Manager

The 2nd Annual Powering Africa Summit was held on the 28-29 January 2016 in Washington D.C. The summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent.

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PIND media hub training
NDPI and PIND have been promoting gender equality in the Niger Delta region through their programs, projects and operations since their inception in 2010. To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, 2016, NDPI and PIND joined in the call for government leaders around the world to ensure women rapidly achieve parity with men in their nations' social, economic and political development.

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Pledge For Parity Storify
On March 8, 2016, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) celebrated International Women's Day by organizing a forum for Nigerian women farmers that took place in the city of Asaba. The theme of the event (and twitter hashtag) was #PledgeForParity. This "storify" presents the online conversation of that event.

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Niger Delta Way Forward Storify
A technical workshop, "Niger Delta Way Forward: From Stabilization to Sustainable Development" took place in Abuja, Nigeria on Feb. 23-24 with the support of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta. It convened experts in development and planning from across the federal goernemnt and private sectors. The twitter hashtag for the event was #NDWayForward. #NDWayForward.

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Twitter chat on #NigerDeltaPeace
Niger Delta, and especially Rivers state, has been in the eye of the storm for a while now due to issues of insecurity. A recent report by PIND's Pecebuilding team analyzing the state of election, violence, and youth in Rivers state prompted the need for a Twitter chat with Nkasi Wodu (@wodunkasi).

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NDPI, PIND Nigeria VP Meeting
The Executive Director of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), Sam Daibo, met with the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, professor Yemi Osinbajo on Feb. 4 at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria.

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ATED Center
Without a stable and secure environment, community-based economic development cannot take root.

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Diesel generator in Nigeria
Reliable electricity is a critical ingredient for successful economic development. The power sector of Nigeria, and the Niger Delta region in particular, face significant constraints.

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ATED Center
NDPI has launched the first ever technology research and development center designed to support equitable economic growth across the region and promote energy efficiency. The Appropriate Technology Enabling Development (ATED) Center opened in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria on July 8, 2015.  It is located next door to the Economic Development Center of NDPI’s sister organization, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND).

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