Publications

POLICY BRIEF, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AND THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN NIGERIA

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, estimates the current population of Nigeria to be over 200 million. According to the statistics, the youth occupies about 65% of the total population. This means that the young people constitute about one third of Nigeria’s population. It is therefore imperative to harness the demographic advantages of young people and ensure that policies for social, political and economic development are created as well as implemented to promote the socio-economic and political progress, reduce poverty and optimize economic performances. Furthermore, reports reveal that in Nigeria, the youth (ages 18 - 30) account for about 65% of the total labour force and this figure is projected to increase to 89% by 2025(FGN 2009). Hence the need for [...]

Click to Download

PEACE BREEDERS, REBUILDING COMMUNAL RELATIONSHIP. Vol. 2 Issue 1

Overtime, youth in osaragbada community have borne the pains of insecurity. Osaragbada, located along the expressway, about 40km from Lokoja, Kogi State capital and 30km to Okene a neighboring town, has had its fair share of the security challenges and threats; ranging from herdsmen attacks, to armed robbery invasion and false arrest by the police searching for escapee robbers. Okpapata particularly was in a state of insecurity, some of which were pioneered by idle youths in the community. Through the SARVE project [...]

Click to Download

PEACE BREEDERS, PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM: A COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH. Vol. 2 Issue 2

In the period under review, the SARVE II project commenced public awareness campaigns on COVID-19 in the 24 Local Government Areas of Kogi and Nasarawa state respectively using door-to-door model of sensitization following growing insecurity report and misinformation amongst project beneficiaries on the dreaded virus. The first batch of the skill acquisition and livelihood support initiative of the SARVE II project commenced with 429 youths and 185 women trained in various centres across Nasarawa State; beneficiaries are learning economic viable skills of their choice ranging from shoe and bag making [...]

Click to Download