Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Event 21 June: The Future of the Niger Delta

The Future of the Niger Delta:
Local Perspectives and Policy Implications
Conflict in the oil-rich Niger Delta matters to the world: Nigeria is the fourth largest oil exporter globally. It matters to Nigeria: oil exports account for more than 80% of government revenue. But perhaps it matters most of all to the people who live in the Niger Delta. Now they have a “son of the soil” as President, with an overwhelming mandate from the last election. Will this make a difference in reducing militancy and criminality in the region?

UNLocK Nigeria is a project that engages with civil society organizations to monitor the conflict landscape from a local perspective for early warning and conflict prevention. In May, UNLocK participants met in Port Harcourt for a workshop during which they discussed recent trends and pressures. Please join us for a briefing by Nate Haken on their perspectives and some broader implications of the challenges facing Nigeria in the future provided by Dr. Pauline H. Baker who was recently in Nigeria, monitoring the elections with NDI.

When and Where
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
3:00-4:30 P.M.

The Fund for Peace
1720 I Street NW 7th floor
Washington, DC 20006

Please RSVP to Nate Haken at

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