Capacity Building
NDPI is empowering government, civil society, and local communities of the Niger Delta to be forces for positive social and economic change. Our capacity building programs are designed to improve:

  • The quality, accountability, and peace building efforts of civil society organizations to better serve the interests of their members, communities, and other partner groups.
  • The ability of community associations, business membership organizations and other local market actors to engage in public decision-making, local governance, and project development.
  • The ability of government actors to work inclusively with each other–both inter-agency and across the federal, state, and local levels–as well as with civil society, communities, and the private sector.

Recent NDPI capacity building projects include:

Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) program

Giving citizens better access to information and local decision-making by improving the accountability and transparency Niger Delta state governments. For example, a new LEAD initiative is improving local government service delivery in Akuku Toru, Khana and Okrika Local Government Councils in Rivers State. Learn more from NDPI’s Nigeria-based implementing partner, PIND.

Strengthening Advocacy and Civil Engagement (SACE) Project

Strengthening civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. Learn more from PIND.


Improving the public decision-making, local governance and project development of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Niger Delta. Learn more from PIND.