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 the Niger Delta, many communities are still reeling from the legacy of the armed struggle. Tomorrow is a New Day, is sensitive to this and seeks to show the power of peace dividends.
The project’s Solidarity Events were designed to improve conditions in the community –physically, through development activities, and emotionally, by encouraging widespread participation in the activity to foster cohesion in the community. Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) just hosted two such Solidarity Events in Bayelsa State.
Flooding is rapidly destroying properties and farmlands worth billions of Naira in the Niger Delta. Worst affected is Bayelsa State, home of two Tomorrow is a New Day communities, Amassoma and Kaiama. The flood, popularly referred to as “FloodMania” by members of the Bayelsa State Virtual Government Town Hall on Facebook, has been devastating for residents.
Last week, the Local Project Committee (LPC) of Koko travelled to Bayelsa State to meet with the LPC of Amassoma. This was Tomorrow is a New Day’s second Mutual Exchange Visit.
Between the 17th and 21st September, 2012 the two groups shared their experiences with the project and ideas about improving their communities.
One member of the Amassoma LPC, Boboyi Ozogu, said he was “impressed that the same thing is being taught in all the TND communities and that it all has the same objective [peace] in all the TND communities.”
It recounts the story of people living in the Niger Delta and the challenges that their communities face. These challenges range from issues of unemployment, to environmental degradation and inter-communal clashes. The radio series is produced by ARDA.
A Recap of the Conflict Transformation Training-of-Trainers May 21-25, 2012
When was the last time that you let someone lead you around a room with your eyes closed? It may have been a while, but if you’re a peace practitioner, you’ve likely participated in a similar exercise meant to encourage trust-building and show the importance of good communication and leadership.
This is one of the exercises that the 24 participants gathered for the Conflict Transformation Training of Trainers (ToT) enjoyed most.
A baseline study was conducted in all seven communities.
The goal of the baseline was to collect data that would provide insight into the conflict dynamics of each community.
The baseline was conducted using an integrated -methods approach including 1523 baseline surveys, 23 focus group discussions (FGDs), and 19 key information interviews (KIIs).