The Master Plan is basically conceived as a tool that the millions of people of the Niger Delta Region can use to actualize their common vision and build their future to the standard they desire. The Master Plan is designed to offer stakeholders at all levels (individual, group and community) the opportunity to participate fully in the planning and decision making process. . specifically, the coordinating consultants require the ideas and opinions of stakeholders as basis for defining focus areas for development and for producing a vivid picture of what the people want the Niger Delta region to look like within 15 years of the master plan implementation.. This implies that the input of stakeholders today is what will determine the state of affairs (both for individuals and communities) in the region tomorrow.
The Niger Delta Action Plan will translate existing strategies into action to make measurable improvements to the quality of life for residents of the Niger Delta over the next five years. Rejecting a â€˜business as usualâ€™ approach, the Action Plan will guide development stakeholders, both national and international, behind a common vision and objective results framework, whilst establishing a new, Multi-Stakeholder Trust Fund to mobilise additional finance for programmes and projects with the greatest potential for short-term impact towards the goals and desired outcomes of the results framework.