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


Programs


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

edpaquaculture25Members of the Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) and a NDPI Foundation local service provider (center) weigh fish from their ponds in Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria to calculate the correct amount of feed to dispense. April 27, 2015. PHOTO/AndrewEsieboBuilding Skills to Scale Up Value Chains
NDPI helped 40 catfish farmers improve their fish quarantining and pond stocking skills at demonstration ponds in Ugboroke, Delta State. Local service providers trained by PIND, oversaw the instruction, thereby increasing the capacity of local organizations.

Cassava Farming Best Practices
Improving the knowledge and expertise of cassava farmers was a key focus for the Cassava Value Chain Project in the second quarter. NDPI facilitated training for 19 members of the Ubulu Uku cassava farming association in Delta State to improve their understanding of fertilizer application techniques. The training is one of several NDPI has facilitated with the association to increase productivity and yields by sharing best practices in cassava farming.

Creating Market Linkages in Poultry Farming
PIND facility a stakeholders workshop in Akure, Delta State, resulting in a commitment by 60 local poultry farmers to take part in a program that will connect the farmers to Chevron Nigeria Limited's catering contractors and local fast food companies.


PEACE BUILDING

PEACE MAPThe new multi-functional P4P peace map.Technology for Economic Development
new online, interactive map created by NDPI and Partnership for Peace (P4P) is now the go-to resource for peace builders in the Niger Delta. READ MORE

Assessing the Crossroads of Economic Development & Peace
In partnership with Mercy Corps, NDPI recently published a report examining how the aquaculture pilot project at the Ufuoma Fish Farm in Warri is contributing to social stabilization by creating mutually beneficial economic relationships that help promote peace. The report includes potential opportunities for enhancing stabilization beyond the aquaculture project.

Conflict Briefings & Analysis
As a follow-up to Nigeria’s 2015 elections, NDPI affiliate, Partners for Peace (P4P), published a series of conflict bulletins, briefings and analysis


ADVOCACY AND ANALYSIS


NDlink LogoNDLink Reaches One Million
The NDPI online platform, NDLink, reported more than one million views in July 2015. The website continues to promote information sharing and dialogue among Government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders to improve development coordination in the Niger Delta.


APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY ENABLED DEVELOPMENT (ATED)

New Center Opens
In July, NDPI officially opened the ATED center in Warri, Delta State. It serves as a live research and development lab and demonstration site for sourcing, testing and promoting technologies that will improve quality of life and efficiency of production in the Niger Delta. Appropriate technologies focus on locally available materials that suit the particular development challenge, requiring few natural resources and thus can be easily adapted by local communities. READ MORE 

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

In September, NDPI's ATED project partnered with UNICEF to enhance peace building and sanitation and hygiene programming in the Niger Delta. READ MORE

NDPI and PIND are working with Proctor & Gamble, H2O for Life, and international Rotary Clubs to implement safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education in 30 schools in the Niger Delta. NDPI received a $360,000 donation that will go toward the first nine schools.

MakingWaterFilterWorkers creating a bio-sand water filter in Warri, Delta State. PHOTO/Andrew EsieboImproving Access to Clean Water
NDPI facilitated a four-day training for 38 community members and (12 individuals from two social enterprises, location unknown) from Akwa Ibom State on how to use local materials to create the Biosand water filter and effectively introduce it to households in their communities. The Biosand filter is a simple water filtration device that removes 99 percent of impurities from drinking water.

 


CAPACITY BUILDING

Team-NDlink-1-850Members of the NDLink team at the campus of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Sept. 2, 2015. (L-R) Ese Emerhi, project manager; Daro Ibitoye; Ogo Emenike and Chima Jeff Magwei. PHOTO/Aisha Augie KutaEnhancing Development Data Sharing and Cooperation
NDLink, the Niger Delta’s premiere online platform for information about economic development program in the Niger Delta, held a training with 40 participants from 20 local civil society organizations on how improve their ability to better track the progress of development projects. In partnership with the software company Akvo, PIND is helping to upload data from approximately 1,000 projects onto NDLink to further improve their ability to share information on development projects in the Niger Delta. READ MORE

Niger Delta Civic Engagement Forum
On July 9, the Niger Delta Civic Engagement Forum examined "Increasing Participatory Citizen-led Inclusive Economic Growth in the Niger Delta" in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. During the forum, individuals from government, nonprofit development and private industry discussed how to increase citizen participation in creating inclusive economic growth in the Niger Delta. READ MORE

NDPI IN THE NEWS

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