July 12, 2014

The Nation

The Akassa Development Foundation (ADF) and the Rivers Songhai Initiative are two development initiatives that have recorded some degree of successes in the Niger Delta. The latter was structured along the lines of the Songhai International in Port Novo, Republic of Benin and has created jobs; the former has catalysed development and improved living condition in the remote community of Bayelsa State.

Last year, top researchers from PIND, NISER and the Washington DC-based AGI at the Brookings Institution undertook studies of the two initiatives in the first of its Models of Development and Experiential Learning (MODEL) to identify elements that made for their successes and how to transfer such to other initiatives.

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July 9, 2014

Premium Times

According to a study by the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, young people in in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region do not consider employment in the agricultural sector because they do not feel adequately encouraged and integrated into the industry.

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July 9, 2014


NDPI Program Manager Eniola Mafe and PIND Market Development Program Manager James Elekwachi share their insights about market systems development programming in a new DAI video. The program was recorded during DAI's June 2015 economic growth conference in London, UK. It is accompanied by the publication of the DAI summary paper, “Market Systems Development: A Primer on Pro-Poor Programming.” 

July 8, 2014

Premium Times, Abuja

Young people in the Niger-Delta region stay away from agriculture, a study by the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, PIND, has shown. According to the study, most youth of the region do not consider employment in the agricultural sector because they do not feel adequately encouraged and integrated  into the industry.

July 3, 2014


Experts have advised governments and other policymakers against wholesale adoption of projects without considering their context. 
The experts gave this advice in Abuja at the dissemination of the model project of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta. The project, which was designed by PIND, was jointly implemented by the United States-based African Growth Initiative and the Nigeria Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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June 16, 2014

Ventures Africa

American multinational energy corporation, Chevron, has made arrangements to nearly double its donation to its second-largest source of crude oil, Nigeria, in other to support social projects in the next five years. This is part of a plan to improve the local economy and boost the company's supply chain in the African country.

Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI), a nonprofit body, has received an additional $40 million from Chevron, apart from the $50 million endowment received in seed money in 2010 when it was formed.

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June 12, 2014


Chevron has committed an additional $40 million to the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, raising the total commitment to $90 million, the largest social investment in the history of the company.

NDPI, a U.S.-based nonprofit, was established by Chevron in 2010 with a $50 million grant to promote economic development, improve the capacity of civil society organizations and reduce conflict in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, where Chevron has considerable business interests. At the same time, it created the Nigerian Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta as its implementing agency to tackle critical development challenges in the poor, politically unstable region home to about 32 million people.

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May 29, 2014

Brookings, Africa In Focus Blog

The Niger Delta region of Nigeria provides a unique context for development practitioners. The juxtaposition of significant natural resources and immense wealth alongside abject poverty generates such competition for benefits in the region that it experiences regular cycles of violence and conflict. Billions of dollars have been invested in development projects and initiatives in the region, but many of these investments have yielded little in the way of truly sustainable development impacts. Donors and practitioners constantly look for more effective development models to achieve better results. Recognizing this, the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI), the Brookings Institution's Africa Growth Initiative (AGI), the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) created a partnership to understand and assess some models of development that are seen as generating useful impacts where so many other efforts have failed.

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February 25, 2014


The harvesting of palm trees in Nigeria has over the years been one fraught with difficulty and has had concomitant effect on the oil palm production level in the country.

To this end, a Non Governmental Organization, Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), working in concert with the Nigerian Institute for Oil palm Research (NIFOR), recently brought oil palm stakeholders together in Benin City, Edo State, to appraise a new harvesting technology proven to have better impact on the productivity level of Oil palm.

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February 21, 2014

Fresh Angle

The Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning of Chevron Corporation, Rhonda Zygocki says the only way the Niger Delta region in Nigeria can reach its full potential is when all stakeholders start working together in new collaborative ways to provide an integrated platform for building capacity towards conflict resolution and long term development in the region.

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