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Organization: Afro Center For Developement , Peace and Justice
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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?

Niger Delta region our primary constituency in Nigeria noted for violence and youth restiveness is gradually returning to peace and relative calmness, thus providing an enabling envirounment for crude oil exploitatin and intra/ inter community peaceful coexistence.

This was made possible as a result of Afrodep partnersghip with European commission micro projects programme for sustainable development and peace initiative in the Niger Delta.

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

.Lack of emploable skills for youth.

.Insufficient education and sensitization on culture of peace.

.Negative propaganda from the media.

.Lack of political will by government to prosecute " Secrad
cows" who are trouble shooters.

.insufficient funding

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

-Afrodep established "community Peace Forum" in 2004. The Community Peace Forum (  C P F ) is a peace initiative aimed at providing an avenue for interactive at community level for Peace Building / conflict resolution.

- Afrodep actively participates in Shell Petroleum Dev. Co sponsored " Conflict Resolution Experts Forum". this is a think Tank group that profers solution for peaceful co-existence in the Niger Delta.

- Afrodep's CASCH ( Citizen Action For Social Change) programme advocates policy changes that will engender and promote peace coexistence, equal participation in democratization process protection of rights of women, minority and child etc.

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?

. Focus on stretegies for poverty reduction to enhance economic life of the vulnerable because poverty is one of the causative agents of conflict.

. To entrench the culture of Peace education as a national programme among member states

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

. Shell Petroleum Devpt. -Nigeria, sponsored " Conflict Resolution experts Forum" A network of conflict mamnagement experts.

. Afrodep partners with  European commission (Micro - Projects Programme MPP3) in the Niger Delta for programmes aimed at reducing social exclusion, conflict and promoting sustainable community development.

.New partinership for peace training with Kofi Annan Interntional Peace Keeping and Training Center, Accra / ZIF ( Germany).

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 strengthen skill Aquisition training programme for youths to help them acquire employable skills and earn in liveable wages thereby reduce poverty & conflict.

. Further education / sensitization on cultuer of peace through outreach to media and colleges / university, on campus program.

.To strengthen policy advocacy and other activities through our CASCH ( citizens action for social  change ) programme for peace at community ( grassroot) level within trouble zones in Nigeria.

Postal address of organization

# 11 Kwekagbor street
Beside Ogbeke Square
P.O.Box 1011
Asaba,
Delta state
Nigeria

E-mail address of organization

afrodepdelta@yahoo.com
afrodep@yahoo.com

Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable Development

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education for a Culture of Peace

Highest priority country of action (or international)

Nigeria

Second priority country of action (or international)

International
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