Adoption date 15/03/2017

Enhancing state and community level conflict management capability in North Eastern Nigeria

The overall objective of this programme will be to build conflict management capacities at State and community level in order to combat radicalism and stop conflict from escalating into violence. More specifically, the project will focus on: strengthening conflict management mechanisms at community level; promoting reconciliation and stability; supporting women's participation in the peace-building process and taking into account the impact of violence against women and young girls.

Main objectives

Overall objective:
Enhance state and community level conflict management capability to prevent the escalation of conflict into violence in a number of locations in North-Eastern Nigeria.

Specific objectives:
- OS.1 - To strengthen community level conflict management mechanisms at the interface between state and society
- OS.2 - To enhance reconciliation and stability within communities, in particular those affected by displacement.
- OS.3 - To both support the involvement of women in peace-building and address the impact of violence on women and girls
- OS.4 - To enhance the reintegration of young men and women (affected by and involved in insurgency and counter-insurgency operations).
- OS.5 - To influence key decision-makers and opinion-formers through targeted research.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 21 000 000

Partners

Location

  • Nigeria (Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa)

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This action in numbers

900
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
19 413
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities
747
Number of people receiving basic social services
8
Number of social infrastructure built or rehabilitated
620
Number of Institutions and non-state actors benefitting from capacity building and operational support on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights
3
Number of strategies, policies and plans developed and / or directly supported
34
Number of multi-stakeholders groups and learning mechanisms formed and regularly gathering
12
Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
6 024
Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights

News & Stories

Farmers and Herders in Bole Community of Yola South LGA, Adamawa State sign a Peace Accord.British Council
NEWS | 10 January 2020

Farmers and Herders in Bole Community of Yola South LGA, Adamawa State sign a Peace Accord

On Friday November 28 2019, farmer and herder groups in Bole Community signed a peace agreement to end perennial incidents of violent conflicts that undermined peace, security and economic opportunities in the area.

The agreement was signed in the presence of the Village head of Bole, the district head of...

In northeastern Nigeria, a strengthened traditional justice system enhances stability and lowers the risk of conflictsBritish Council
NEWS | 22 October 2019

In northeastern Nigeria, a strengthened traditional justice system enhances stability and lowers the risk of conflicts

The Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme is working to strengthen the dispute resolution capacity of traditional rulers. The initiative helps raise public confidence in the system of traditional justice in northeastern Nigeria. 

Traditional rulers participate in a series of workshops on alternative dispute resolution, mediation, conflict management, record management,...

Adamawa State Sexual Assault Referral Centre British Council
NEWS | 25 May 2018

The Adamawa State Sexual Assault Referral Centre opened its doors in Nigeria

On Tuesday 27th March 2018, a large number of stakeholders gathered at the Adamawa State Specialist Hospital to witness the official opening of the European Union funded Adamawa Hope Centre by the wife of the Adamawa State Governor.


The Medical Director of the Adamawa State Specialist Hospital, Dr. Bala...

Community Leaders shaking hands shortly after a 9-year old quarrel between them was settled at the Dakin SulhuZannan Sulhu, Alhaji Abdulkarim / British Council
NEWS | 12 March 2018

Across the three North East States, the European Union funded Traditional Rulers training continued, counting 958 Traditional Rulers from 6 Emirates Councils sucessfully trained to date

The British Council, in charge of the implementation of the programme "Enhancing state and community level conflict management capability in North Eastern Nigeria" has published the latest issue of its newsletter covering activities carried out in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States in January 2018. 

 on the results to date.

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