BBFORPEACE’s Executive Director (L) receiving the award from the Executive Director (R) of WANEP Regional Office

Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) has been named as the ‘‘2020/2021 Best Young Peacebuilding Organisation in Nigeria’’ by the West African Network of Peacebuilding-Nigeria at the 2021 General Assembly of WANEP which held on the 23rd June 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The award was given for the outstanding contributions…


Written by

Adebayo Blessing, Member, Building Bocks for Peace Foundation

Introduction

Violence is a form of action that causes pain, destruction or suffering to the affected persons. All over the world, gender-based violence act as threats to human rights and hinders the ability of the victims to contribute meaningfully to…


Written By

Oluwaseun KOLAWOLE, Director of Partnership, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation

Introduction

All over the world, women and children take the brunt of the world’s conflicts and wars. During these conflicts, they are often exposed to unimaginable horrific atrocities: massacres, sexual assaults such as kidnapping and sexual slavery, forced…


By Chukwudi Gbadebo Njoku, Research Fellow, Building Blocks For Peace Foundation

The Nigerian government announced the ban on Twitter on the 4th of June, 2020 and in the early hours of June 5th, implemented the ban, restricting millions of Nigerians access to the social media platform. This was sequel to…


Written By Chukwudi Gbadebo Njoku
Research Fellow, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation

In West Africa, herders have had a long history of migrating and establishing relationships with various sedentary farming populations with which they coexist, cooperate and compete for shared renewable resources (Cabot, 2017). This migration and the nature of…


Nigeria Correctional facility attacked in Imo State

Attacks on Government Facilities in Imo State is Condemnable but Security Agencies and Government must take proactive, peaceful approach to addressing agitations

The attention of the Building Blocks for Peace (BBforPeace) Foundation has been drawn to a heart-rending violence in Imo State. On 5th and 6th April, 2021, a series…


New IGP

The federal government of Nigeria has appointed a new acting Inspector General of Police, in person of Mr. Usman Alkali on 6th April, 2021. The appointment followed the retirement of the former IGP, Muhammed Adamu, whose tenure had earlier expired on 1st February, 2021, but was extended by the government…


The 2021 United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum held virtually between 7–8 April 2021. This 10th Anniversary of the ECOSOC Youth Forum marked the largest gathering of young people in the United Nations, with over 15, 000 attendees from different parts of the world. The forum brought…


Nigerian authorities must ensure an end to the incessant abduction of students and children, and work towards bringing an end to kidnapping, banditry, and terrorism.

The Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) welcomes the release of the kidnapped students at Kagara, Niger State, and Jangebe of Zamfara State. While we…


Position: Network Development Intern

Starting date: 10th March 2021

Duration: 6 months

Location: Remote/Possibility of travelling within Nigeria

About Building Blocks for Peace Foundation

Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) is a leading youth network working on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and accountability governance in Nigeria. We are building the resilience…

Building Blocks for Peace Foundation

Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) is a youth-led NGO working on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and sustainable development in Nigeria.

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