SWISS Political Forum

The Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja and Centre for Democracy and Development are jointly organizing a series of four “Swiss Political Forums” on “Approaches to dealing with violent extremism: the case of North-eastern Nigeria”. These bring together seasoned experts and key stakeholders to intellectually discuss and practically analyze the push and pull factors, as well …

USIP Northern Nigeria Project

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is providing support to The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) project here in Nigeria that seeks to support governors of northern states, civic leaders, and the Nigerian government more broadly by strengthening their collective capacity to develop sustainable and inclusive strategies towards addressing drivers of instability in …

Small Arms and Light Weapons Stakeholders Dialogue

Against the backdrop of fragile security, local manufacturing and the circulation of illegal guns, grenades and rocket launchers that have ripped communities apart while fuelling terrorism, in Nigeria. These weapons, described as small arms and light weapons (SALWs) are in dense possession of unauthorized non-state actors.  For this reason the government of Nigeria has initiated …