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Organization: St. Louis Female Cisco Networking Academy
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

The organisation experience progress in terms of gender parity in relation to peace advocacy.
Similarly, the organisation witnessed a monumental increase in girl child education for development.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

There has been problem of  institutional and infrastructural facilities.
Also there is problem of value dissonance and lack of support from government and Nigeria's creme-de-la-creme.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

The organisation hosted an interactive forum on the role of female gender in peace advocacy and development.
The organisation facilitated a workshop on bridging the gap in terms of oppportunities between the men folk and females and an avenue was created to mobilise the females to contribute their own quota to development via the instrumentality of information technology.
The organisation created awareness on peace building and the role of women in developmental initiatives during and after the international day of peace.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?

The Secretary-General should encourage scientific and technological innovations. Because,Nigeria is blessed with talented scientist that knows the secret of inventions but unfortunatly there has been lack of support by the government.
The Secretary-General should provide financial and infrastructural support for non governmental organisations that are into peace advocacy.
The Secretary-General and general assembly should enforce multinational companies to implement a comprehensive and corporate social responsibility for their host communities .

PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

Relief network project,linking youths of Nigeria for exchange(LYNX), TAKING IT GLOBAL(TIG)

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

To empower the female gender in information and communication technology  and extending same to the less preveledge in rural areas.
To publish a journal or news letter entitled women and ICT.
To seek grants and scholarships for female students in ICT .
The organisation will conduct seminars,workshops and fora on the role of women in peace promotion via ICT. In the same vein, the organisation will contribute editorial articles on peace and development in Nigerian media.
The organisation will seek for grants with a view to expanding the existing structures and facilities in the academy.

Postal address of organization

P.O Box 655 Jos, PLateau state

E-mail address of organization

yilwe@yahoo.com,yilwedimlong@yahoo.com

Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Equality between men and women

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

sustainable development

Highest priority country of action (or international)

Nigeria

Second priority country of action (or international)

Ghana
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