November 7, 2016

GISTMASTER Blog

The just concluded 2016 edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum which took place at the New Concorde Hotel in Owerri Imo State on the 19th and 20th of October was a roll call of who is who in the development sector in the Niger Delta. 

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October 30, 2016

PIND

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), in collaboration with the Imo State Government and Market Development for the Niger Delta (DAI -MADE) is set to hold the fifth edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) in Owerri, Imo State, from October 19-20, 2016 with the theme ‘Towards Self-Sustaining Development in the Niger Delta: Narrating and Showcasing a Re-Imagined Niger Delta’.

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October 26, 2016

Ventures Africa

“When we describe the Niger Delta most times, we describe it as creeks but that is not the case. There are nine states in the Niger Delta, and out of the nine, there are only three or four that have large swamps,” the Executive Director of the Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), Sam Daibo told Ventures Africa at the 2016 Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF).

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October 24, 2016

Vanguard/TheSheet.ng/Guardian

The Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) has launched Youths Cassava Enterprise Project with 40 graduates to pilot the scheme in Ondo state.

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October 20, 2016

The Eagle Online

The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has flagged-off the two-day 2016 edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum in Owerri, Imo State. Okorocha urged the youth of the region to jettison militancy to save the region from economic stagnation.

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October 20, 2016

Vanguard

Owerri – Governors from the Southeast, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and his counterpart Governor Okezuo Ikpeazu of Abia State, have declared that the oil producing States in the country should be given adequate attention. They made their position known in Owerri, during the Niger Delta Development Forum, NDDF, powered by the Partnership Initiative for Niger Delta, PIND.

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October 15, 2016

TheCable

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is collaborating with the Imo state government and Market Development for the Niger Delta (MADE) to stage the fifth edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) in Owerri, Imo state.

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October 14, 2016

PIND

On September 8th, PIND in collaboration with development partners and the Nigerian Federal Government, hosted a one-day National Cassava Summit under the theme "Towards a U.S. $5 billion per Annum Cassava Industry in the Next Five Years."  The summit focused on improving participants' understanding of the cassava sector, promoting investment, and building consensus on a cassava policy framework. PIND will be working with its partners to address action items that resulted from the summit in the coming months.

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September 19, 2016

The SEEP Network

 NDPI's Programs Manager spoke as a panelist at the 2016 SEEP Conference in Arlington, Virigina on "Enabling Market Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected Areas." The conference focused on sharing best practices and lessons learned from development intiatives around the world. NDPI was highlighted as a private sector-led model for promoting peace and economic growth in a complex region like the Niger Delta.

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September 1, 2016

PIND

On August 31st, PIND conducted a half-day workshop with key partners from the public, private, and development sectors to share lessons learned from the NDPI-PIND Impact Assessment, completed earlier this year by the Initiative for Global Development (IGD). The workshop helped to share ideas on creating socioeconomic progress in complex environments and using nontraditional methods for measuring impact. At the end, participants had an opportunity to provide recommendations to PIND for creating even greater impact going forward.

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