Nigeria

Competition for land, scarce resources and political influence has lead to acts of extremisms and violence that threaten the stability of Nigeria and its 150 million population.

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GCCT members from Nigeria

1) Advocates for Youth and Health Development

Advocates for Youth and Health Development (AYHD) is a youth led non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organization engaged in peace promotion, conflict resolution, human rights and economic development, primarily through capacity-building, advocacy, research and documentation. Read more…

 

2) Alfattah Youth Development Academy

The Alfattah Youth Development Academy was formed with a mandate to help shape the future of young people by granting them access to programs and resources that would inspire and challenge them. Read more…

 

3) Mediation Center International

Mediation Center International’s mission is to increase public awareness in early warning and peacebuilding monitoring, and to undertake systematic and in-depth analysis of conflict and conflict-related issues. Read more…

 

4) Peace Initiative Network (PIN)

Peace Initiative Network (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-partisan in politics and religion, charitable organization based in Kano, Nigeria. Since its inception in 2004, PIN has committed itself irrevocably to peacebuilding and development in Nigeria through advocacy, capacity development, sport and, participatory research. Read more…

 

5) Peace Point Action

Peace Point Action (PPA) is an non-governmental, service-oriented organization founded in 2005 to address the needs of vulnerable communities in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria targeting the children, youth and women on issues of environmental justice, good governance, HIV and AIDS prevention, health and gender. Read more…

 

6) Society for Peace Studies and Practice

The Society for Peace Studies and Practice aims to maximize the largely untapped potentials inherent in the integration of peace study and practice through actions, such as engagement with and support for civil society’s organizations, building strategic partnership with national, regional and international organizations and networks as well as linking with donors and international actors to support an environment conducive to nonviolence and culture of peace. Read more…

 

7) Youth for Peace Building and Development in Africa (YOUPEDA)

Youth for Peace Building and Development in Africa trains young people to facilitate peace and use traditional heritage of peace to transform conflicts situations in localities and communities. YOUPEDA also educates young people about issues of conflict in order to improve community dialogues and encourage them to undertake conflict management voluntary visits and activities. Read more…

 

Participants sing and dance during the Eyo festival in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, April 25, 2009. The Eyo festival is the foremost cultural event in Lagos and it is a play of pageantry, grace and beauty in honour of a prominent citizen or a deceased monarch (photograph by festivals gallery, published under a Creative Commons license).

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