ATED Demonstration Centre

A disastrously warming climate, coupled with dwindling energy resources, has created a situation where it is increasingly necessary to adopt energy efficient technologies and renewable power sources. We launched our Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) Centre building which has a 75% energy reduction on the building compared to conventional buildings by modelling it based on the…

Mainstreaming Peacebuilding in WASH

Project Description On September 1st, 2015 the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs’ responsiveness to conflict in the Niger Delta. As a result of this agreement, UNICEF and PIND are collaborating a five-month…

Biosand Filter

Statistics show that 65 percent of the over 30 million people in the Niger Delta live in villages and generally rural communities without access to safe potable water, therefore resorting to unhygienic methods of ‘purifying’ polluted water for drinking. Many communities across the Niger Delta struggle with disease due to unsafe water; every 20 seconds…

Fish Smoking Technologies

Fish smoking is an integral part of life in the riverine communities of the Niger Delta. Smoking prolongs shelf life, enhances flavour, reduces waste and increases protein availability. Smoked fish has fully developed as an alternative market to fresh fish. In the Niger Delta region, approximately 50,648KG of smoked catfish is consumed weekly either as…

Best Management Practices (Demo Plot Intervention)

PIND in partnership with National Crop Research Institute, Ubulu Uku Farmers Collective in Delta State, and Input Companies Notore, Harvest Field Industries, Jubaili Agrotec launched a cassava demonstration pilot project to improve farmers’ practices and ultimately improve the profitability of cassava farmers. Through our pilot demonstration project, we shared best practices in cassava farming with 200…

Integrated Peace and Development Unit

What is IPDU? The Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU) is PIND’s response to rapidly changing dynamics on the ground. The IPDU promotes collaboration and synergy amongst existing local, regional, and national efforts of actors in both public and private sectors to address conflict early warning and response, with a focus on gender and youth,…

Appropriate Technology Solutions

Promoting Appropriate Technologies (ATs) Appropriate technologies (ATs) are devices that are sustainable, require fewer natural resources and produce less pollution. PIND’s Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) project sources, shares, provides training, and pilots existing and new AT solutions to meet the needs of communities and small businesses in the Niger Delta region. Appropriate Technologies (ATs)…

Business Linkages

PIND’s Business Linkages program seeks to promote a business environment in which local small and medium sized enterprises in the Niger Delta  can compete in domestic, regional and global markets and can contribute significantly to wealth and job creation in both the Niger Delta as well as nationally.   The Challenges Facing the Region’s Small…