The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation
The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation is working to create innovative and dynamic partnerships in the nine states of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. NDPI is proudly supported by Chevron, which has endowed the foundation with $50 million over a five-year period from 2010 to 2014. NDPI seeks to augment its funds with donor partner funding to develop a project portfolio totaling $100 million.
Where NDPI Works – Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region
The NDPI Foundation focuses its work in the Niger Delta region, home to more than 30 million people, 70% of whom live in poverty. The majority of the poor in this region are rural and young, with 62% of the population 30 years old and younger. This region is among the world’s leading international development challenges.
In order to achieve this mission, NDPI has structured its activities within four distinct programs including:
- An economic development program focused on generating opportunities for pro-poor market development and employment generation.
- A capacity building program that will build the service delivery and engagement capacity of government, civil society and communities.
- A peace-building program that strengthens conflict resolution mechanisms for enabling integrated peace and economic growth.
- An analysis & advocacy program that improves analysis and understanding of systemic constraints to growth in the Niger Delta region.