- It’s been ten years of peacebuilding and capacity building by a major player in the Niger Delta region
- The partnership for initiatives in the Niger Delta ( PIND), a non-governmental organization, has been at the forefront of Niger Delta issues.
- The organization will take stock of what it has achieved over the past decade at the beginning of a decade new phase
FCT, Abuja – The partnership for initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), a non-governmental organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the region.
Since its inception in 2010, PIND has promoted peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by forging cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder partnerships at regional, national and international level.
PIND’s executive director Tor Tunji Idowu said:
“The themes of our anniversary celebration are in line with our programmatic goals and successes since 2010.
” They reduce poverty, strengthen coastal communities, promote employment and exclusivity – especially women and young people, promote stability and conflict resolution and enable market development for local organizations. ”
PIND and its operational partner, the US-based NDPI, had had a major impact on Nigeria’s Niger Delta – including over $ 100 million in additional investment from government agencies, the private sector and donor organizations in the region.
PIND’s former Executive Director Dr. Dara Akala said:
“Our most important program areas are the sustainable reduction of poverty and conflicts. Economic growth, peacebuilding and stability work together in a clear hierarchy of cause and effect that includes enablers, results, systemic results, improved institutional performance and impact. ”
He said PIND did More than 10,000 peace actors trained and capacities built and almost 900 emerging conflicts defused through the Partners for Peace (P4P) program.
PIND Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Kennedy said:
“In 2010, PIND was simply an ambitious vision aimed at promoting peace, creating jobs and increasing incomes – with no clarity on how we could achieve them.
” So, together with partners and employees, we have helped to develop, help design, implement and take part in pioneering programs that address multiple problems on multiple fronts. ”
The The 10 year anniversary is a virtual event and would include many packages such as a social media challenge, as King residents, to create a one minute video highlighting the progress in their Niger Delta community.