Citizen Report Card on the Niger Delta

From May through July 2015, with support from USAID/PIND, a team from LITE/Africa and ANEEJ program officers carried out 96 focus group discussions and 44 interviews with 845 community residents in 24 communities, 8 local government areas and four states of Cross River, Delta, Edo and Ondo States, all in the Niger Delta. This report…

Preventing Election Violence in Bayelsa

Transition of gubernatorial power has historically been fraught with violence in Bayelsa. Now, in 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 5th December 2015 for the Bayelsa State gubernatorial elections, and there are signs that conflict issues are emerging once again. This report details analysis of the situation in Bayelsa State based on…

Assessing the Social Stabilization and Conflict Mitigating Opportunities and Constraints Present in PIND’s Aquaculture Value Chain Project

This study examines The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta’s (PIND’s) aquaculture pilot project at the Ufuoma Fish Farm in Warri, to determine how the project currently contributes to social stabilization, ways in which it might increase stabilization, and potential opportunities for enhancing stabilization beyond the aquaculture program. To answer these questions, Mercy…

NDPI-PIND 2014 Participatory Strategic Review

After four years of implementation, a Participatory Strategic Review (PSR) was completed to holistically assess the effectiveness of the initiative’s development strategies and approaches to date. The PSR aimed to identify, analyze, and understand the foundations’ impact and influence from a diverse range of stakeholder perspectives. Individuals from the public, private, and civil society sectors…

PIND Briefing – Aftermath of Presidential Amnesty Programme in Niger Delta – August 2015

In 2009, after over three years of intensive militancy activities and violence in the Niger Delta which saw the nation’s oil production capacity drop to an all-time low, President Yar’Adua declared the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The programme provided amnesty from prosecution for ex-militants in return for the surrender of arms, and ongoing financial incentives to…