A REPORT OF 2- DAY TRAINING OF TRAINERS WORKSHOP ON PEACE EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS HELD IN OGUN STATE SOUTH WEST NIGERIA
In Nigeria today, the number of conflicts witnesses within communities have increased with the heightening involvement of youths in violent activities. Every region accounts for its fare share of violence which includes terrorism, gangsterism, kidnapping, vandalization, ethnic militia attacks etc. In order to build a culture of peace amongst children in the south west region of Nigeria, WANEP – Nigeria in collaboration with Stephanie Peacebuilding and Development Foundation (SPADEV) with support from the Ministering of Foreign Affairs of Denmark – DANIDA, Austrian Development Cooperation and SIDA organized a 2- day training of trainers’ workshop on Peace Education for Teachers from primary and secondary schools within Ogun State. The event which held at Indices Suites and Gardens Abeokuta on 21st and 22nd November, 2013 had key stakeholders from the educational sector and teachers in attendance.
Amongst the dignitaries in attendance were the Chairman SUBEB who was represented by the Director School Services - Mr. Ogunkola T.A; Honorable Commissioner Ministry of Education represented by the Director Educational Support Services - Mr. Akinsolu M.S and the Chairman Teaching Service Commission represented by the Director Planning, Research and Statistics Mr. Yomi Sanya. The WANEP State Coordinator- Honorable Adeshola Afariogun and the South West Zonal Coordinator – Mr. Adekunle Onamusi were also present at the program.
The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding WANEP-Nigeria held a two day expert’s meeting In Lagos on 21st and 22nd October, 2013. The meeting brought together experts on early warning, conflict prevention and transformation, human security, gender mainstreaming, security sector reforms, climate change, disaster risk reduction and information technology to review the indicators of the National Early Warning System (NEWS) to adequately capture current human security threats in Nigeria. Some national issues that shaped the review include: violent extremism, resurgence of militancy, organized crimes and environmental challenges. The road map for the effectiveness of NEWS online forum which will be linked to social media platforms was developed. This is to facilitate a robust public discourse on critical human security threats as well as enhance wider contribution and response to issues of peace and security in Nigeria. The review, will enable NEWS be more effective in feeding the regional West Africa Early Warning and Response Network (WARN) and ECOWAS’s ECOWARN. The meeting was supported by the Government of Sweden, DANIDA and Austria Development Cooperation through WANEP regional office in Ghana.
Participants at the two day National Early Warning System review meeting
COMMUNIQUE FROM A WANEP CONSULTATIVE MEETING HELD IN LAGOS FROM 1ST and 2nd AUGUST 2013
Preamble:WANEP Nigeria with the support of OXFAM NOVIB organized a two-day Consultative meeting from 1st to 2nd August 2013 at De Ritz Hotel, Ikeja, and Lagos. Participants included the Chair and Board members of WANEP Nigeria, Country Director of OXFAM in Nigeria, the Associate Country Director OXFAM NOVIB, other staff of OXFAM, Director of Programmes at WANEP Regional Office in Ghana, the National Network Coordinator of WANEP Nigeria, Programme Managers WIPNET and Conflict Prevention, WANEP Zonal Coordinators and WIPNET Zonal Focal persons . Read more: COMMUNIQUE FROM A WANEP CONSULTATIVE MEETING HELD IN LAGOS FROM 1ST and 2nd AUGUST 2013
Federal Ministry of the Environment
3- DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION FOR SMALL SCALE FARMERS HELD 10th- 13th SEPTEMBER, 2012 AT IDYLL FOUNTAIN HOTEL, ABUJA
With support from Oxfam GB and its partners UNDP and the Federal Ministry of Environment-Climate Change Department; the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria and Nigeria Conservation Foundation organized a 3-day Training of Trainers’ workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture. The training had in attendance small holder agro-producers, Agric extension officers and relevant non-governmental organizations in Nassarawa, Katsina and Plateau state.
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|Activity Report of WIPNET Members in Akwa Ibom State A.K.A Iban Emem (Women of Peace)|
Activity Report of WIPNET Members in Akwa Ibom State A.K.A
Iban Emem (Women of Peace)
Advocacy Visits to Paramount Rulers of of Ikot Ekpene and Itu Local Government Areas.
The Women in Peacebuilding Program, WIPNET, of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP was established in the year 2003 with the broad goal to elevate women from their state of obscurity to the fore to enable them play key roles alongside men in building peace. This was based on the realization that ‘gender and peacebuilding’ did not adequately respond to the existing gap between men and women and that men and women cannot attain equal opportunities espoused in the gender equality definition if women are absent from the scene altogether.
In line with WIPNET’s goal of building women’s capacity to play active and visible roles in peace-building in Nigeria, the current project “Sustaining Women Social Networking for Effective Participation in Peace Processes in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria” is geared towards training and mobilizing platform for women groups and relevant agencies for policy engagement and sustainable peacebuilding interventions; conflict prevention and peace advocacy in the states of the Niger Delta. It is a three year project that spans 2011-2013. Two communities were selected in each of the Niger Delta States with the Training of women Leaders otherwise referred as TOT and with the mandate to replicate these trainings to twenty five women in each community for replications and mentoring.
As a sequel to the replication trainings carried out in Ikot Ekpene and Itu Local Government Areas, the women leaders carried out advocacy visits to the paramount rulers of these Local Government Areas in order to facilitate women’s participation in peace processes and leadership at the community levels. The group met with His Royal Majesty (HRM) Augustine E.J. Assiak and His Royal Majesty (HRM) Edidem Edet Akpan Inyang and their council of chiefs to introduce WANEP/WIPNET to them in the communities and Akwa Ibom State at large.
The team leader of the group, Mrs Regina Fabaian, briefed the council members on the Vision, Mission and Objectives of WANEP, she also presented some WANEP/WIPNET Publications to the council members. They in turn expressed their joy at the women’s willingness to work with traditional institutions in fostering peace and development in the community.
The Iban Emem group which also comprised of Mrs Helen Amos, Evang Stella Umo, Mrs Rosemary Akpabio and the WIPNET Focal Person for the South South Zone Ms. Ann Uduka visited Ibiono Ibom NCWS to celebrate the 2012 International Women’s Day.
As measures of strengthening the association, members of Iban Emem (Women of Peace) in Akwa Ibom State have agreed to have a uniform, open a bank account and register as a cooperative society. The group is also planning for a peace march in a selected community on the International Peace Day slated for September 21, 2012.