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FFP Briefing on Understanding the Nigeria Elections

The Fund for Peace

Monday, February 9, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

FFP Briefing on Understanding the Nigeria Elections

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With Nigeria's general elections just around the corner, many observers have noted that the potential for violence is elevated. The last elections, held in April 2011, were fraught with protests, thuggery, and sectarian violence. This year the political environment has only grown more polarized, and insurgency in the North more severe.

Local stakeholders, however, are working hard to make sure that any violence that does occur is mitigated through sensitization of youth, peace messaging, participatory conflict assessment and early warning, and nonviolent movements at the grassroots level.

We invite you to a forum at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 9 to discuss the current situation as it has evolved, possible scenarios of violence which may occur, and what civil society actors have been doing to get ahead of what otherwise could be a serious challenge for peace and security in Nigeria.


Panelists

Dr. Pauline Baker
President Emeritus, The Fund for Peace
Dr. Baker was a member of a recent high level IRI/NDI sponsored delegation to Nigeria and will present on their pre-election findings.

Patricia Taft
Program Director, The Fund for Peace
Ms. Taft will discuss local perspectives as compiled in a participatory engagement process with national and state-level actors, as well as the work that Partners for Peace Network members are doing in the nine Niger Delta states to prevent violence from spiraling out of control.

Eniola Mafe
Program Manager at The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation (NDPI)
Ms. Mafe will provide an overview of the various activities being undertaken by local stakeholders in the lead-up to the elections, and the development of local partnerships for sustainable peace and human development. 

 

Please note the venue: this event will be held at the Law Offices of Pepper Hamilton, not the FFP office.

Please contact Kendall Lawrence at klawrence@fundforpeace.org with any questions.

 

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Pepper Hamilton LLP
600 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

Monday, February 9, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)


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The Fund for Peace

The Fund for Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that works to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security.

We promote sustainable security through research, training and education, engagement of civil society, building bridges across diverse sectors, and developing innovative technologies and tools for policy makers.

A leader in the conflict assessment and early warning field, the Fund for Peace focuses on the problems of weak and failing states. Our objective is to create practical tools and approaches for conflict mitigation that are useful to decision-makers.

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