Programmes

1. Conflict Prevention, Management, and Peace-Building

2. Humanitarian Emergency Response and Disaster Management. A) Prevention of Disaster – human and natural disaster. B) Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of developing humanitarian situation in Nigeria. C) Prompt response to ameliorate human suffering in collaboration relevant national and international Agencies. -including NCFR AND UNHCR

3. Good Governance and Development

4. Human Rights

5. Sexual and Reproductive Health

The mission of the Organisation is” Developing and promoting capacity for peaceful co-existence, good governance and development.”
The Organisation in the past three and half years has executed the following projects:

Conflict Awareness, Prevention and Management in Jos, Plateau State. This project was executed in March 2001 in coalition with three other Civil Society
Organisations and Funded by USAID-OTI

“Conflict Management and Peace Building in Toto LGA, Nasarawa State.” executed in September 2001 and funded by USAID-OTI.

Media project aimed at creating awareness on conflict handling and its implication and to reduce tension and promote dialogue among warring parties during September 2001 Jos crisis.

“Workshop on Conflict Management and Peace Building in Jos for indigenous/Other Ethnic Youth Leaders.”, conducted in June 2002 with funds provided by USAID-OTI

“Electoral Conflicts and Violence Management for Youth Group Leaders in Plateau State.” The project was executed between 24th –29th of March, 2003 in
collaboration with British High Commission Abuja and Plateau State Government.

Media Campaign basically targeted at market traders, commercial vehicle/ motorcycle workers and the general public, as a precursory measure to forestall degeneration of April 2003 election into violent confrontation in Plateau State. The project was executed in coalition with two other civil society organisations with funds gotten from IDASA.

RESEARCH: CEPID has also conducted some researches for government, government parastatals, international bodies and other organisations. These include:

“Strategic Conflict Assessment” IPCR, Presidency,
Abuja, March 2003.

“Conflicts in Zango kataf LGA of Southern Kaduna,
Nigeria” for ACTIONAID Nigeria in Nov. 2003.

“Understanding Conflict Prevention & Management
Between Fulbe & Other Ethnic Groups in Adamawa
State” for IPCR/ UNDP/NORAD in June, 2004, etc.
Strategic Conflict and Peace Assessment (SCONPA) research for North Central Conducted by CEPID for WANEP-Nigeria. Funded by CRS, EED and Misereor. March 2005.
Humanitarian Emergency Response and Development (HERD) research. Conducted in Plateau for WANEP –Nigeria. Funded by Oxfam/NOVIB .December, 2006.

CEPID in conjunction with other organisations had also conducted series of trainings on peace and capacity building for various groups. Some of which are:

CEPID’s collaboration with ECJP in Tiv/Jukun Ethno-Communal Conflicts in Gboko, Benue State from March – April 2000.
CEPID/CAPP intervention in the Abuja Indigenous Youths with Federal Government and Settlers in 2001.
The facilitation of the legislative dialogue of Women Opinion Leaders Forum (WOLF) between Civil Societies and Government, Abuja.
Training of Tiv Youth Movement in Gboko, Benue State in November 2001.
Training of Ministers of Churches and Pastors in Markurdi, Benue State in 2001.
Training of COCIN Women Fellowship in Jos and Bokkos in 2001
The organisation of more than twenty Master Training workshops for USAID/OTI
Facilitation of WANEP Nigeria workshop for Training of Conflict Monitors for North Central Zone in Jos in February 2004.
Facilitation of ICR Muslim Youth workshop titled “Workshop on Peace Building and Skill Acquisition for Muslim Youths ”organised by NACOMYO Jos in July 2004.

Future plans

The Organisation is hoping to address key issues at the community level and be able to respond to early warning signals of Conflict in the North Central and North Eastern Nigeria and the country as a whole. The north central has particularly been experiencing increasing wave of violence and the search for identity in the Nigerian polity. This has manifested in the springing number of ethno-religious violence currently going on in the region.

To expand to cover more states through effective capacity building for conflict awareness, prevention, and management; and to develop functional networking.

To commence projects in the areas of good governance and development, such as political empowerment as in voters rights and civic responsibilities and economic empowerment as a follow-up in the series of post -conflict reconstruction towards sustainable peace.

Constrains

The following constraints are limiting the ability of the organisation to meet its objectives:
Lack of funding for newsletter production, network support and logistics
Inadequate number of Personnel to meet the increasing demands of professional conflict management across the North Central and North East.