Media for development

Media for Development

By harnessing the power of film, video, and radio, the M4D unit serves as an essential tool for PIND to effectively use media to inform and educate stakeholders about key issues and needs in the Niger Delta. The unit provides media training for developmental organisations as well as media support to help build their capacity,…
Delta State Govt Partnershi

Delta State Government Partnership

Delta State is one of the States in the Niger Delta region. As part of its Support to State and Federal Governments project, PIND is currently negotiating a partnership with the Delta State Government to inform and influence policies, decisions, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of the government to support pro-poor, sustainable, and equitable economic growth…

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…
WASH

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…

Mechanical Adjustable Harvester

Harvesting of palm trees’ fresh fruit bunches (FFB) is one of the major constraints of the oil palm industry in Nigeria; 50% of FFB are wasted for want of climbers and the cost involved. As  a result of the drudgery involved in harvesting, processing and milling equipment are underutilised because of the trough period; the mills…

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…
DEMO Plot project

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…

Palm Oil Value Chain Project

In the 1960s, Nigeria was the world’s leading producer of palm oil. Though the country still remains one of the largest producers, it now meets domestic demand through imports. There are two primary types of palm oil – Technical Palm Oil (TPO) and Special Palm Oil (SPO). The Niger Delta’s 9 states account for roughly…