PIND’s peacebuilding strategy is to catalyze and leverage local capacity for early warning, conflict management, and peacebuilding across the Niger Delta, to create an enabling environment for sustainable broad-based economic development. From the initial scoping exercise in 2012 until this writing in mid-2018, PIND’s Peace Building program has produced a network of thousands of peace actors, platforms for engagement, and a rich repository of data and analysis. It has also spearheaded capacity building and interventions on the ground, all of which has generated a series of ripple effects which would not have happened otherwise. One of the challenges in undertaking a multiyear impact assessment such as this is that it is the second and third-order (downstream) effects that this report seeks to measure, beyond the immediate outputs of the project. This report measures the impact of the efforts of PIND and its partners across the full conflict cycle, to include early warning, conflict prevention, conflict management, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding. The report will be divided into three sections, as: illustrated in the graphic to the right.

In the following pages, this assessment will first look at each component individually. Then, based on the level of violence over the last two years and the relative density of the social infrastructure by state, plot each state on the x-y axis for prognosis and strategic planning going forward. The chapter for each component will begin with a Purpose Statement, followed by an overview of the sub-components and key findings. This will then be followed by a detailed description and explanation of each sub-component.

The Fund for Peace is supported by the Niger Delta Partnership Initiatives (NDPI) Foundation as the International Coordinating Partner on the project. In that role, FFP provides strategic and technical support on peacebuilding and brings an external perspective to this assessment.

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