NDPI integrates capacity building and advocacy work into its economic development and peace building efforts—helping equip local governments, organizations, communities and individuals with the knowledge, strategies and support they need to build a stable and prosperous Niger Delta.
Underpinning these efforts is ongoing research and analysis of what causes social and economic instability, enabling NDPI and its partners to implement more effective projects and assess and adjust their strategies when and where needed.
Each of our programs aim to increase capacity, create connections and build platforms.
- Support local NGOs to improve their programs and advocacy efforts
- Enhance Nigerian and international understanding of effective development practices to attract additional investment
- Hold a series of round table discussions with key international stakeholders interested in economic development and peace building in the Niger Delta
- Created Visit NDLink.org, a one–stop–shop for information on Niger Delta development projects, issues and jobs
Policymakers, local leaders and donors need to work together and learn from each other. We found that there were few platforms that connected stakeholders and helped them work together on development projects. To address this need, we founded and launched NDLink. It provides a centralized, online platform for stakeholders to share information, success stories, lessons and best practices for program strategies and implementation.
Capacity Building for Local Empowerment (CAPABLE)
At present, capacity is one of the major limiting factors keeping civil society organizations from driving meaningful change. Through this project, we aim to strengthen and expand the capacity of these organizations, so they can more effectively implement programs, achieve their goals and broaden their objectives.
Strengthening Advocacy for Civic Engagement (SACE)
NDPI helps Nigeria’s federal and local governments and NGOs in the region maximize their impact. In partnership with USAID and others, through the SACE project we work to expand civil society organizations’ influence to drive key democratic reforms at the national, state and local levels of government. This is achieved by, among other activities, working to unify civil society organizations and establish coalitions.