Youth Cassava Enterprise Project

PIND in  partnership with Ondo State Wealth Creation Agency (WECA) and Star Deepwater Petroleum Company Ltd designed a Youth Cassava Enterprise Project which will benefit 40 youths from 18 different local government areas in Ondo State at this pilot stage.   This project seeks to stimulate local economic growth and employment of youths by developing  the agricultural entrepreneurship…

Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH)

The severity of the WASH needs in Nigeria’s Niger Delta cuts across communities and institutions in urban, peri-urban and rural settings, with largely dysfunctional and non-existent WASH facilities and services, such as: safe sanitary disposal of human waste, hand washing and water supply facilities, etc. Facilities for WASH are either grossly inadequate or simply not…

Strengthening Advocacy for Civic Engagement (SACE)

The objective of this project is to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels and also support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to influence public institutions whose function it is to serve citizens’ interests.   Background The Strengthening Advocacy and…

Small Research Grants Program

Our Small Research Grants Program (SRGP) is designed to engage policymakers, civil society, think tanks, researchers, academia, and students in the promotion of strategic research and publications on the Niger Delta. By engaging and informing this network of stakeholders, the SRGP seeks to influence development policy and practice to better address socioeconomic needs in the…

Poultry Linkage initiative

Our Poultry Linkages Project was designed to provide implementation support to the poultry value chain which will increase local producers’ competitiveness and enable local processors of poultry upgrade meat quality and capacity to increase supply to sophisticated end markets. Objectives include: To facilitate the setting up of modern chicken processing plants and development of out-growers…

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…

Non-Violent Election Project

Elections in Nigeria are usually accompanied by violence and unrest consequently, every election season there is an increase in the number of deaths, kidnappings, destruction of public and private properties. PIND in partnership with Academic Associates PeaceWorks implemented a non-violent election project in three States in the Niger Delta – Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.…