ABOUT US

​Neem Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded as a direct response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria. We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency and preventing violence through building inclusive communities, providing and raising the standards of psychological services, and supporting conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives at the community level.

OUR APPROACH

In recent times, Nigeria's military has made considerable gains in its fight against Boko Haram. However, governments all over the world are now realizing that "hard" approaches are not enough to counter terrorism. Concerted efforts must be made to address the root causes of radicalisation. Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) is the new paradigm. Through PVE programmes, governments are aiming to win the hearts and minds of potential extremists. For PVE to be successful it is essential that diverse stakeholders work together to ensure a holistic approach.

At Neem Foundaiton, we use our unique experience and insight to address gaps in PVE implementation in Nigeria. We offer support to the worst affected, build resilience within local communities and increase the capacity of key actors to promote peace.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To develop and disseminate effective narratives and counter narratives for all Neem Foundation programmes and initiatives.
  • To successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate populations affected by displacement, violence, and conflict.
  • To develop the capacity of community stakeholders to support rehabilitation and peace building efforts at the community level and encourage peaceful dialogue and engagement as a response to violence.
  • To build a reputable information and knowledge based group conducting and disseminating research.
  • To deliver social and emotional learning using values-based creative education curriculum which incorporates the values of Peace, Unity, Tolerance,Integrity, Honesty, Justice, Respect and Faith.
  • To establish non punitive approaches to preventing violent extremism (PVE) in communities.

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