- Where – Nigeria (Western Africa)
- Website – www.peaceinitiativenetwork.org
- Contact Person – Michael Olufemi Sodipo
- Email – email@example.com
- Address – 39th Link House No 6, Hausawa Quarters, P.O.Box 14937, Kano, Nigeria
Areas of Expertise
Peace Initiative Network (PIN) has expertise in a range of areas, including:
Main Aims and Objectives
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. PIN organizes and hosts periodic seminars, workshops and sport events as strategies to reach diverse stakeholders in the community to promote peace and coexistence.
PIN aims to:
- Promote interaction between stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to help strengthen a peaceful society in Nigeria.
- Use the efficacy of sport as a tool to develop friendships among young people across diverse ethnic, culture and religions in Nigeria;
- Improve young people’s leadership, problem solving and critical thinking skills that will aid their ability to becomes responsible future leaders.
Peace Initiative Network (PIN) is committed to the realization of the following objectives:
- 1) To promote the cause of Nigerian unity and nation building.
- 2) To encourage international cooperation and collaboration toward achieving peaceful coexistence globally.
- 3) To apply global information communication technology in propagating against all sorts of political violence and terrorism globally.
- 4) To promote peace, conflict resolution and harmony through research, public enlightenment, training and the support of voluntary humanitarian services.
- 5) To organize periodic public lectures/seminars, workshops, conferences on conflict resolution and peace.
- 6) To establish an Institute for Peace Studies.
- 7) To advocate for the inclusion of peace studies in school curriculum at all level of education in Nigeria.
Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation
PIN has contributed actively in raising the awareness of member of communities in Northern Nigeria, especially young people to the use of non-violent strategies as a proactive tool and response to conflict through peace education and sport programs.
Peace education and sport programmes are designed for young people in schools and out of schools youths in communities in northern Nigeria to promote harmony and, non-violent peaceful coexistence of people from different backgrounds – (Indigene and settler, Christian and Muslim) respectively.
Where and With Whom?
PIN adopts a partnership / participatory approach in all its interventions and activities. We are base in Kano northern Nigeria.
- British Council
- Generations For Peace
- Alliance for Peacebuilding
- Directorate of Youth Development, Kano State Governor’s Office
Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation
PIN’s main activities include:
- 1) Advocacy programs to establish a positive working relationship with stakeholders in the community in order to enhance a peaceful and non-violent society.
- 2) Peace Education projects to institutionalize non-violence and peace education in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
- 3) Democracy and Good Governance – to strengthen governance capacities through developing and integrating conflict management systems at different levels of governance and also ensure transparency in decision-making.
- 4) Research – to develop and maintain participatory research and database on the best practices on social inclusion and peace education.
- 5) Training – to build the capacity of youth leaders on peace education and development through workshops, seminars, conferences and, public lectures.
Success Story – Peace Club Project – peace education for young people in Northern Nigeria
The general principle of the Peace Club is to bring about a change in awareness and patterns of thought that will lead to a change in the behaviour of young people. This will result in a way of living in which the values of mutual respect, fairness, teamwork, discipline and tolerance for others will become a reality – a society that regards peace as a state of mind, a chosen value, a norm and, a way of life. Currently, Peace Club has over 8,000 members in 60 schools and colleges in 4 states in Nigeria – Kano, Gombe, Plateau and Kaduna respectively.