PIND is a Nigerian Non-Profit Organization, Working With Partners To Build Peace and Equitable Economic Development in the Niger Delta.
The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), also known as PIND, was established in 2010 with initial funding of 50million USD from Chevron Corporation as a regional 2010 to 2014 strategy for addressing deep-rooted socio-economic problems in the Niger Delta rather than symptoms by growing networks of international and local partners to collaborate in developing and implementing new solutions and reducing dependence on oil in the region.
We are a Nigerian Non-Profit organization headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria with offices in Warri, Delta State and Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Our mission is to build partnerships for peace and equitable economic development in the Niger Delta. Our vision is to achieve a legacy of sustainable peace and development among communities in the Niger Delta.
PIND will always:
Seek relevant government participation and support for project activities.
Use participatory approaches to ensure all affected groups take part in the prioritization, design, implementation, and evaluation of project activities.
Integrate gender and youth participation and main-streaming of their issues into every aspect of project design and implementation.
Ensure all projects support universal human rights and promote social justice and equity.
Promote concepts of transparency and accountability amongst all stakeholder partners.
The media has a role to play in raising public awareness on development, stability and growth in the region. This is why our Capacity and Peace building teams collaborated with the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) to organize a 3-day training on ‘Conflict and Gender Sensitive Reporting’ for members of Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Rivers State.
Anyone who does livestock or fish farming will tell you that one major driver in the cost of fish and chicken in markets across Nigeria is the cost of feed. Most of the time, the fish or poultry feed our farmers use are often expensive, thanks to a mark-up of foreign exchange because fish meal – a very important ingredient and source of crude protein in fish and poultry feed is been imported into the country.