Briefing on Understanding the Nigeria Elections

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Monday, February 9, 2014 - 2.00pm-3.30pm
With Nigeria's general elections just around the corner, many observers have noted that the potential for violence is elevated. The last elections, held in April 2011, were fraught with protests, thuggery, and sectarian violence. This year the political environment has only grown more polarized, and insurgency in the North more severe.

Local stakeholders, however, are working hard to make sure that any violence that does occur is mitigated through sensitization of youth, peace messaging, participatory conflict assessment and early warning, and nonviolent movements at the grassroots level.

We invite you to a forum at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 9 to discuss the current situation as it has evolved, possible scenarios of violence which may occur, and what civil society actors have been doing to get ahead of what otherwise could be a serious challenge for peace and security in Nigeria.

The event will include:

Briefing on Understanding the Nigeria Elections

  • Dr. Pauline Baker
    President Emeritus, The Fund for Peace
    Dr. Baker was a member of a recent high level IRI/NDI sponsored delegation to Nigeria and will present on their pre-election findings.
  • Patricia Taft
    Program Director, The Fund for Peace
    Ms. Taft will discuss local perspectives as compiled in a participatory engagement process with national and state-level actors, as well as the work that Partners for Peace Network members are doing in the nine Niger Delta states to prevent violence from spiraling out of control.
  • Eniola Mafe
    Program Manager at The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation (NDPI)
    Ms. Mafe will provide an overview of the various activities being undertaken by local stakeholders in the lead-up to the elections, and the development of local partnerships for sustainable peace and human development.

The event will also include adequate opportunity for questions and comment.
Please note the venue: this event will be held at the Law Offices of Pepper Hamilton, not the FFP office.

Event Details

Where and When:

Pepper Hamilton LLP
600 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Monday, February 9, 2015
2:00pm - 3.30pm



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