Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, LITE-Africa Board Member, Receives Integrity Award

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, LITE-Africa Board Member and President of Women Arise, receives the Integrity Award in Warri, Delta State.


Citation of Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin by US Secretary Of State John Kerry

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, LITE-Africa Board Member, recognized by the US Government for her leading role in the emancipation of women in Nigeria!


Unveiling of LITE-Africa’s Corporate Office

The official unveiling of LITE-Africa’s Corporate Office will take place on October, 31, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Uti Street Extension, Opp. Little Paradise Homes and Suites, By Winners Chapel, Ugbolokposo, off DSC Expressway, Effurun Warri Delta State.


LITE-Africa assists P4P in Peacebuilding Initiatives!

Conflict can devastate the livelihoods of people in the affected communities. However, local mediation efforts and working with children and youth to impart the values of peace are reshaping peacebuilding initiatives in the Niger Delta region. Please watch the videos that LITE-Africa has helped facilitate, Teaching Values of Peace and Peacebuilding Through Local Mediation, with Rural Empowerment Foundation, Women Development Partnership through the Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta


NIDPRODEV Donates Livelihood Recovery Items to Flood Disaster Victims

In order to avert famine following the recent flood that devastated farming and rendered many farmers homeless in Delta State, a non-governmental organization, Niger Delta Professionals for Development (NIDPRODEV) through funding from Oxfam Novib, Netherlands has brought succor to farmers in four communities in Isoko South Local Government Area affected by the recent flood. The donations included thousands of improved cassava stems, herbicides, knapsack sprayers, nose masks, fish fingerlings and fertilizers. NIDPRODEV has also carried out soil assessment in these communities to determine soil fertility and quality after the flood in order to ensure that farmers receive all of the necessary inputs to grow quality crops.


Reflections from the Field

This reflective paper expresses the opinions of a former expatriate LITE-Africa staff member. The paper depicts her experiences and perceptions working in the Niger Delta and the lessons generated from it. This is the first in a series of reflective papers that will be developed by various LITE-Africa staff members. The papers will convey individual views on the Niger Delta region including beliefs, and observations that will contribute to a larger body of knowledge on the region.


Tomorrow is a New Day

With funding from the European Commission, Search for Common Ground is implementing an 18 month project entitled Tomorrow is a New Day. The project seeks to support community-level conflict resolution and the reintegration of ex-militants in six Niger Delta communities in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States. Search for Common Ground has engaged seven partners to implement this initiative. LITE-Africa (formerly NIDPRODEV) is among these partners, implementing project activities in Koko and Oporoza communities of Delta State.


NIDPRODEV Beginning Formal Transition into LITE-Africa

Niger Delta Professionals for Development (NIDPRODEV) is proud to announce that it is beginning its formal transition into the Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa). LITE-Africa has been formally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. LITE-Africa will assume the vision, mission and activities of NIDPRODEV, however, it will have a central focus on training activities with the aim of building human capital in Africa toward home grown, transformational development. We will keep you updated as this transition comes to fruition.


Addressing State Failure in Nigeria: Recommendations for a Policy Shift

Nigeria’s descent into state failure has been catalyzed by the fuel subsidy removal strike and compounded by Boko Harams seemingly endless displays of terror throughout the nation. This policy brief aims to analyze and address the major dimensions of state failure. The policy options center around the subsidy removal, an analysis of these options bring to light larger economic, political and security dimensions facing the state. The recommendations seek to address the wider policy issues that face the nation. This brief is produced and endorsed by Niger Delta Professionals for Development (NIDPRODEV).


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