Quarterly Updates

NDPI’s Quarterly reports provide a snapshot of significant program achievements and initiatives, in addition to announcements of new partnerships, new research, and key convenings.

Highlights

  • Market Value Chains Bolstered through targeted trainings
  • Exploring the Intersection of Peace and Economic Development
  • Providing clean water to communities and schools
  • Appropriate Technology Enabled Center Officially opens
  • NDPI Social Media Reaches One Million

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In partnership with our sister organization in Nigeria, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), NDPI achieved a number of milestones during the second quarter of this year in the program areas of Peace Building, Economic Development, Analysis and Advocacy and Capacity Building.

Highlights

  • NDPI Deputy Executive Director Speaks at United Nations Foundation
  • Niger Delta Development Forum held in London
  • Helping To Insure Peaceful Elections
  • Market Linkages Boost Local Businesses

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In partnership with our sister organization in Nigeria, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), NDPI achieved a number of milestones during the first quarter of this year in the program areas of Peace Building, Economic Development, Analysis and Advocacy and Capacity Building.

Highlights

  • Georgetown University Partnership Announced
  • Peace Building in the Lead Up to National Elections
  • Training To Boost Cassava Production
  • Women Leading Efforts on Conflict Reduction

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Fifteen hundred cassava farmers participated in the Cassava Value Chain Project outgrower (contract farming) program. Hundreds of farmers across Edo and Ondo States were selected to receive training in agronomics best practices.

The Aquaculture Value Chain Project facilitated fish farming best practices training to local farmers in partnership with a fish feed company, local service providers, consultants and two fish farmer associations. Eight new Chorkor ovens that increase the speed and quality of fish smoking were also installed in five communities.

Peace building and conflict reductionefforts were bolstered by the dissemination of an updated series of Niger Delta conflict bulletins during this quarter. In partnership with The Fund For Peace, the bulletins were analyzed for a deeper, qualitative assessment of the root causes of conflict in each location.  Conflict bulletins are now publicly available for all nine Niger Delta states via the interactive Partners 4 Peace Map.

NDPI and PIND completed the data analysis phase of the Participatory Strategic Review, a broad examination of the performance of both organizations designed to inform planning for 2015 through 2020.

Preparations continued for the Niger Delta Development Forums scheduled for Washington, DC on October 23 and in Calabar, Nigeria on November 25-26. 

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  • Results from the Models of Development and Experiential Learning (MODEL), a research collaboration with NDPI/PIND and the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative, were released at events in the US and the Niger Delta. 
  • The theme was selected for the first-ever US-based Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) in Washington DC slated for October 23: “Collaboration for Growth and Stability in the Niger Delta.” 
  • NDPI and PIND kicked off the Participatory Strategic Review (PSR) to inform their strategic direction and identify opportunities for continued development with respect to its partnership-based approach to corporate social enterprise. 
  • NDPI’s dedicated premises in Washington DC was established this spring. 

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1st Quarter 2014
2014 kicked off a quarter of strong growth for the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation and its partner organization – the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND). Working with local and international nongovernmental organization partners during the first three months of this year, we:

  • Improved the lives of nearly 1,700 people through our agriculture, peace, technology and communication/advocacy programs
  • Conducted 20 training programs that transferred new skills to more than 500 people
  • Created 34 new jobs
  • Completed three new research studies

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  • In Q2 Dennis Flemming transitioned the role of Executive Director of PIND to Sam Daibo. Dennis continues as Executive Director of NDPI, where he focuses NDPI’s outreach and partnership development.
  • NDPI establishes an office and presence in in Washington DC to facilitate international partner outreach and engagement. Eniola Mafe was brought on as Program Manager for NDPI to manage the day to day operations and outreach to stakeholders and partners. 
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  •  50 individuals, including farmers, processors, harvesters, and community association members in Rivers and Imo States were trained to use the palm oil motorized adjustable harvester which will improve their harvesting efficiency.
  • PIND linked 60 cassava farmers in Edo state to supply their harvest of cassava tubers to Thai Farms, one of the largest cassava processors in Ogun State. 
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