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 multilateral aid agencies, federal and state government agencies in Nigeria, private companies, and foundations. With an overarching goal of increasing income and employment in the region, the Foundation has four distinct but interrelated program areas. They are:
• 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.
Over the past Four years, PIND has catalyzed the Partners for Peace Network (P4P) across the Niger Delta to a network of over 5,000 peace agents linked together for conflict early warning, prevention, and management. To support the Network as well as provide information for early warning and response, PIND has built a web platform called the P4P Peace Map for the integration and visualization of tens of thousands of data points which are collated monthly in support of P4P’s conflict prevention efforts and peacebuilding activities. To date, PIND has collected and collated data from multiple sources on the emerging dynamics in the Niger Delta Region. It is PIND’s intention to highlight the ever-changing conflict landscape in the region with the intention of improving the understanding of stakeholders and other actors regarding those dynamics.Furthermore, PIND also intends to influence through the collection and collation of data the response of Civil Society Organizations and other Peace and Security actors in the region towards addressing those dynamics.
It is as a result of the foregoing, that PIND hereby requests for proposals, under its small grants project, from Civil Society Organizations operating in the Niger Delta for projects aimed at responding to emerging dynamics identified by the Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU) Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) system.
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