68% The percentage of Kaiama survey participants that said they are never involved in decision-making in their communities.
Blog - Our Activities
The story of the Niger Delta is changing and Tomorrow is a New Day (TND) is excited to be a part of the region’s transformation.
In 21-months, TND has changed attitudes about the use of violence to resolve issues and respond to grievances. The project has created coalitions and networks of local communities across the Delta; promoted the active engagement of previously marginalized groups, i.e. women and youth; and facilitated the re-integration of ex-militants.
It is with pleasure that Search for Common Ground releases the final copy of the Mid-term Media Evaluation report.
Ogu is a stunning example of how transformation in one community can begin to impact the region. Last year, Tomorrow is a New Day (TND) provided Conflict Transformation Training to 90 people in Ogu.
Many of those trained, formed a local Mediation Club to teach others the principles of conflict transformation and to help mediate local disputes. But they had even bigger ambitions!
Amassoma just held their third Solidarity Event! Tomorrow is a New Day supported the Amassoma Fishing and Feasting Festival, or “Amassoma Seigben,” which ran from 31st May, 2013 – 7th June, 2013. Listen to the Secretary of the Festival Committee as he speaks about this historic Solidarity Event activity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O83ykiCX9c&feature=youtu.be!!!
Drinking water has been an on-going challenge for Oporoza. Before Tomorrow is a New Day (TND) began working in the community, residents got their water from a dilapidated hand dug-wells.
Many of these wells had bacteria. They also claimed the lives of children who sometimes fell into them. Others trekked long distances in search of water from the few members of the community who could afford to connect their homes to the existing water supply.
The women and youth in Kaiama and Amassoma are organising to improve lives in their communities.
In Amassoma, the women's advocacy group hosted a “One Day Sensitization Workshop on Women’s Participation in Community Governance.” Over 150 women came to learn from seasoned politicians, like Deacon Elizabeth Bidei – the immediate past government representative for Southern Ijaw LGA. Excited about what they had learned, the participants developed a communique advocating for an increase in women's political participation.
In this week's media update:
- Joint Task Force destroys 7 camps in the Niger Delta Creek.
- No Jonathan, no peace in the Niger Delta
In this week's TND Media Update:
- MEND threats to resume hostilities disowned by founder and other ex-militant leaders.
- The Niger Delta East-West Road ready in December 2014 - Orubebe