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Nigeria stability and reconciliation programme

Ending violent conflict in Nigeria

This project aimed to reduce the impact of violent conflict in Nigeria and promote conditions for inclusive economic growth, thereby lifting people out of poverty.

Violent conflict in Nigeria has increased due to weak accountability, unemployment and ethnic tensions. It has disrupted livelihoods, discouraged investment and prevented the delivery of basic services.

In some areas, there are ethnic conflicts over access to resources and power; in others, religious tensions continue to grow, particularly with the emergence of the insurgent group Boko Haram. In the Niger Delta, while armed violence and deaths have decreased since the 2009 amnesty, the underlying causes of conflict have still not been resolved.

By working alongside state and non-state institutions, including traditional and religious bodies at the federal level and in eight states, the project will help people to reduce and manage conflict. It will provide technical assistance and grants to support Nigerian efforts to end violent conflict and promote stability, peace and prosperity. And it will identify opportunities for involving women and girls in formal peacebuilding processes.

This project ran from July 2012 to October 2017.