Promote sustainable development through conflict mitigation, economic development, and girls’ financial inclusion.
In spite of Nigeria's enormous economic potential and growing economy, poverty is on the rise, with 61 percent of the population — almost 100 million people — living on less than $2 a day. Nigeria is the world's second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate.
Instability and insecurity have consistently undermined Nigeria's development, due to a toxic blend of poor governance, ethnic and religious rivalry, regional tensions, economic inequality, and political exclusion. These problems are likely to intensify as the country is squeezed by population growth, climate change, a diminishing natural resource base, the growing threat from religious extremism, and recurrent political strife.
- Conflict & Governance: Supporting religious leaders to discuss tolerance and lead peace-building activities in their communities
- Economic opportunity: Empowering communities to identify improvement projects that create jobs and bring conflicting groups together for the common goal of boosting economic activity
- Women & Gender: Teaching financial literacy and job skills to girls aged 15-19