The ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria has fueled and exacerbated deep inter- and intra-community tensions. In a region already beset by extreme poverty and insecurity, national and local responses to the conflict including the issue of re-integrating former combatants and those associated with Boko Haram has generated widespread mistrust and fear amongst the various stakeholders.

AIM

This project aims to build the capacity of people and communities affected by, or at risk of violent conflict to better support and manage change peacefully.

OBJECTIVES

To improve relationships between communities and ex-combatants / militias and those associated with armed groups, and among militia groups.

To improve collaboration and communication between different levels of government, and between government, militias and communities.

To make reconciliation and reintegration policies become more widely accepted in the community.

To ensure that Local community mechanisms on non- violent inclusive conflict resolution practices are strengthened..

The Local Government areas and communities that this project will be implemented are:

Fune: Dogon Kuka and Daura

Geidam: Anguwar Kwari and Kasuwan Shanu

Damaturu: Ajari and Pompomari

Potiskum: Sabon Tasha (Afghanistan)

Gujba: Kasachia and Railway

About the implementing organizations: Hope Interactive (HI) and Conciliation Resources (CR): 

Hope Interactive (HI) 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. 

Conciliation Resources (CR) is an independent registered UK charity peace building organization working with people in conflict to prevent violence and promote peace by empowering and building the capacity of marginalized groups, including youth, women and providing advice, support and practical resources to help communities resolve differences and working together to end conflicts.