Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: The African Union is Africa's continental-wide intergovernmental organisation, working to promote political, social and economic progress.
Work in Nigeria: Nigeria is one of the African Union's 54 member states.
Organisation overview: ECOWAS is West Africa's regional economic and political organisation, working to promote peace and development across the region.
Work in Nigeria: Nigeria is one of ECOWAS's 15 member states
Organisation overview: ICC is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
Work in Nigeria: The ICC is conducting a preliminary examination into the situation in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Nigeria: The IOM runs a wide range of activities working to protect and provide for IDPs and refugees in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries throughout Africa. Its strategies support women's participation in decision-making, leadership development and skills training.
Work in Nigeria: UN Women's Nigeria office is in Abuja.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Nigeria: The UNDP runs a wide range of peacebuilding, governance and development programmes in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Nigeria: The UNHCR works to protect and supports refugees and IDPs in Nigeria, working with state agencies, the National Human Rights Commission, NGOs and civil society.
Organisation overview: AOAV carries out field work, research and advocacy to reduce harm from armed violence. It focuses principally on removing the threat from weapons, assisting victims and supporting communities.
Work in Nigeria: AOAV supports the Nigeria Working Group on Armed Violence (NWGAV), a network that includes local organisations, in a mapping project on armed violence in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Nigeria: CAAT provides data on UK and EU arms exports to Nigeria.
Organisation overview: The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue is a private diplomacy organisation with a mission to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
Work in Nigeria: The HD Centre has worked to bring people together to end violence and facilitate reconciliation in the Jos Plateau in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: Conciliation Resources works on cross-border conflict, engaging armed groups, developing governance, facilitating dialogue, strengthening public participation and integrating women properly into all areas of peacebuilding.
Work in Nigeria: Conciliation Resources works on a broad range of activities working to promote peace, strengthen community relations and train local leaders in Nigeria and across West Africa.
Organisation overview: Concordis International works with those affected by conflict, using dialogue to help build relationships of mutual trust and develop a lasting peace.
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Organisation overview: GNWP is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations. It is involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.
Work in Nigeria: GNWP's partner organisation in Nigeria is IMPACT for change and development.
Organisation overview: IANSA is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
Work in Nigeria: IANSA has ten partner organisations in working to combat gun violence in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: International Alert works with local people to build peace by them with training, advice and support. It brings communities together as well as advising companies, governments and international organisations on how they can support peace.
Work in Nigeria: International Alert promotes peaceful responses to conflict in Nigeria, and supports the reconciliation process. It works to encourage dialogue between people involved in violence and those most affected by it, including those often left out of decision-making processes, such as women and young people. It also brings together people from different sections of society to discuss and address the root causes of conflict in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a world without war. Its current main programme centres on disarmament for sustainable development.
Work in Nigeria: The IPB has nine partner organisations in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Work in Nigeria: The IRC works to support refugees fleeing the violence in North-Eastern Nigeria.
Organisation overview: Mercy Corps is an international development organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
Work in Nigeria: Mercy Corp's conflict and governance work in Nigeria works on training religious leaders to discuss tolerance and lead peace-building activities in their communities.
Organisation overview: NOREF is an independent foundation established to integrate knowledge, experience, and critical reflection into peacebuilding policy and practice.
Work in Nigeria: NOREF has a wide range of research and publications on the situation in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: PRIO conducts academic research and analysis on peace and conflict worldwide.
Work in Nigeria: PRIO has a range of research and publications projects on the conflict in Nigeria.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Nigeria: Save The Children has established child protection and peace committees in Nigeria, working to protect and provide for children suffering from exploitation and violence.
Organisation overview: SFCG partners with people around the world to resolve conflict. It works to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: dialogue, media, and community.
Work in Nigeria: SCFG uses innovative approaches to promote peacebuilding in areas of tension and to encourage understanding across ethnic, religious, and gender lines in Nigeria. It works to address conflict, utilising consensus-based advocacy training, conflict resolution training, human rights monitoring and reporting, and the facilitation of dialogue processes that engage all levels of society.
Organisation overview: The Small Arms Survey serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.
Work in Nigeria: The Small Arms Survey has a range of publications and documents on SALW in Nigeria.