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After 12years of working in the UN and shuttling between tough terrains, mediating crises, resolving conflicts as well as preaching the gospel of global peace, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, CFR decided to return to Nigeria to use his expertise and experience to help address the enormous developmental challenges that Nigeria, ECOWAS and Africa are grappling with. He established Savannah Centre to focus on the nexus between peace, democracy and development. Often times, most ‘think tanks’ are established to deal with one or two of the above three thematic issues. Savannah Centre was established on the underlying principle that peace, development and democracy are inextricably linked. Gambari was inspired by two UN Secretaries-General, both Africans – Boutros Boutros- Ghali and Kofi Annan. They both wrote seminal reports that dealt with peace, development and democracy in the world.

Report of SCDDD Policy Monitoring Dialogue (PMD) 2 on “Leadership Governance and Security Challenges in Nigeria”

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The second edition of the key governance issues to be addressed in the 4-serie policy monitoring dialogue hosted by the Savannah Centre and funded by the Ford Foundation. This 2nd edition of PMDP event is titledPolitical Leadership, Security and Governance as National Questions”, designed specifically to address the state of insecurity in Nigeria, using a holistic and pro-active approach, by addressing the growing incidences of youth restiveness in the country with separatist ideologies as recorded in the South-east and Niger Delta. Also, internal-communal conflicts/herdsmen and pastoralist clashes in the North-west and North central, violent and political extremism in the North-east (Boko Haram), North-west Shiite Sheik El-Zakzaky led Islamic Movement of Nigeria among others.

 

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