PIND is a Nigerian non-profit Foundation established in 2010 with initial funding by Chevron Corporation to support a portfolio of socio-economic development programs for Nigeria’s Niger Delta in order to improve standards of living of communities in the region. PIND supports projects in collaboration with a diverse range of donor partners including bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies, federal and state government agencies in Nigeria, private companies and foundations.
In response to the challenge posed by the very high rates of unemployment or underemployment in the Niger Delta, particularly amongst the youth population, PIND with funding support from Ford Foundation, started the implementation of Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways (NDYEP) Project in the last quarter of 2017. The pilot phase of NDYEP is implemented over two years in Abia, Akwa Ibom and the Rivers States with over 1400 youth already trained in the first year of the project in the three states and a number of them matched/placed in jobs and being supported in their enterprises.
PIND is seeking organizations in the leather sector to apply for the 2020 NDYEP Sub-Grants Program