BRITISH COUNCIL (BC)
MANAGING CONFLICT IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA (MCN)
The aim of the project is to engage youth actors to be positive agents for change in various communities capable
of using Dialogue and Mediation skills to address emerging conflicts, build relationships across conflict divides and advocate to local and state duty bearers to adopt policies more considerate of the needs and concerns of the local population.
The project will empower about 100 youths in Fune (50) and Potiskum (50) particularly youths at risk of being drawn into violence so that they can play a central role in implementing and shaping solutions, to the different levels of conflicts faced in the
Provide opportunities and socio-economic development for youths who are isolated or marginalized from societies, to avoid the likelihood of been influenced by a negative external force (militant groups, extremist, religious leaders, drugs).
Empower the youths through training, mentoring and accompaniment which will help youths develop the capacity and confidence to analyze conflict, articulate their needs, facilitate dialogue, and engage local duty bears for a response that is more sensitive
to community needs.
Build on the gains made in peacebuilding in Yobe state through stabilizing and supporting youths to become productive members of the society using a multipronged approach. So that this generation of youths will have the capacity
to usher in sustainable/durable peace in their communities.
The Local government areas and communities that the project will be implemented are: Potiskum and Fune
About the implementing organizations: Hope Interactive
(HI) and British Council (BC): Hope Interactive is a Non-Governmental Organization registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria since 2004 with the sole aim of promoting a healthy, fair and sustainable future for all the people of Nigeria
by eradicating poverty and improving the quality of life through capacity building in various spheres of human development.
British Council (BC): British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural
relations and educational opportunities. It creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities,
building connections and engendering trust.
British Council works with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education, and civil society. Founded in 1934, governed by a UK Charity Royal Charter and
a UK public body. It has been in Nigeria since 1943 and every year, the British Council reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.