For decades, widespread violence across the Niger Delta has left the region in chronic instability. Nearly half the population are affected by poverty and armed conflict.
Without a stable environment, economic growth cannot take root, and vice versa, which is why NDPI works at the intersection of these two issues. Our Peace Building Program tracks and assesses security threats, provides conflict resolution training and peace education and fosters collaboration. It is powered by local partners and volunteers who make up networks of peace actors.
As with each of our programs, the Peace Building Program aims to increase capacity, create connections and build platforms.
- Provide planning, conflict assessment and mitigation trainings
- Offer strategic guidance and planning support to chapters of the peace actors network, Partners for Peace (P4P)
- Establish the P4P Network
- Track violence by location, date, source of conflict and other indicator as a record and basis for further analysis and action
- Connect peace actors through social, digital and traditional media
- Champion nonviolent messages
Partners for Peace (P4P)
Established by NDPI to help achieve long-term impact, P4P brings together communities, businesses and civil society organizations to effectively detect, assess and address conflicts. With nearly 5,000 peace actors and active chapters in all nine states, P4P is responsible for regional monitoring and mitigation. P4P collects and manages timely and robust data on conflicts throughout the country, translating the information into a sortable, multi-indicator Peace Building Map, which serves as a critical conflict-prevention tool to peace agents and policymakers. Through its hands-on work in conflict-prone communities, P4P has diffused more than 500 conflicts.
Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU)
The IPDU responds to immediate threats of violence in the Niger Delta to mitigate and contain conflicts. Members of this unit work alongside local leaders to de-escalate tensions and find solutions to unrest in real time, so that the work to establish lasting stability and economic growth can take hold. The unit comprises research, capacity building and an applied learning components, each with interdependent functions to promote peace.
Peaceable Livelihood Assessment for Community Engagement (PLACE)
Through this project, we connect communities with the Economic Development Center in Warri. PLACE promotes peace and helps identify jobs and other economic opportunities.