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The Center’s mission is to build capacity and social capital for participatory development. 

Its vision is for a vibrant and empowered civil society, for communities and social institutions that are involved in  putting and keeping Nigeria on the path of sustainable development.

Our Approach
Participatory development is at the heart of all the Centre’s activities at it designs and implements development projects using participatory.

dRPC News

Coordinating and conducting policy research on conflict in northern Nigeria 2014-07-15 - Since 2010, the dRPC has partnered with the... More detail
Education Stakeholder in Northern Nigeria Education Stakeholder in Northern Nigeria 2014-04-30 - Stakeholder Consultation meeting on Education... More detail


pacfah_logoPartnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) project is a social accountability project implemented through the strategy of partnership building of indigenous CSO’s ,champions and activists to ensure the government at national and state levels in Nigeria fulfill commitments to child and family health. The project which commenced in 2014 mobilizes committed Civil Society Organizations (CBO’s); Faith based Organizations (FBO’s); professional associations; and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s)  along with the media and individual champions to work together to promote Governments responsiveness on policies, budgets and administration in child and family health.



"Since there are a lot of injustices and oppressions in Ethiopia, I must reveal and oppose them in my articles." - Reeyot Alemu

Reeyot Alemu is a 34-year-old Ethiopian woman journalist - winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Alemu taught English classes at an Addis high school. She gave part of her salary to her students from poor families.

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Programs and Program Areas


Constitutional and political controversies about citizenship rights and indigeneity in Nigeria’s 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas have generated more heat than light, and there has been little substantive progress on the constitutional and policy issues thrown up in the process. This study presents citizens’ views on the effect of indigeneity on their daily lives and provides a street level input, which is often lacking, into the policy process.


SLaB LogoThe dRPC/GCC/SLaB (Saving Lives at Birth) project is informed by the basic assumption that the health seeking behaviour of women and men accessing services and the health providing practices of health workers in local communities in Northern Nigeria are affected by misperceptions and incorrect information about what is permitted or not permitted within Islam. The project aims to support and build the capacity of a core group of Muslim Opinion Leaders (MOLs) as master trainers in order to step-down the innovative training program on Islam and MNCH targeting health providers/administrators on the correct Islamic precepts on the following:- Read More




In order to help our Embassy Community better understand some of the key points about the Ebola virus we have consulted with our medical specialists at the U S State Department and assembled this list of bullet points worded in plain language for easy comprehension. Our medical specialists remind everyone that they should be following the guideline from the center for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation. Read More