The development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) is an intermediary non-profit established with a mission to build organizational and technical capacity within civil society and government to work together in inclusive development model in which felt needs of the vulnerable and excluded are addressed. Our vision is a soft and sustainable model of development build around social capital, people and the human element in development, hence the small `d’ in dRPC.
The dRPC was formed in May 1994 and registered in 1995. Having commenced operations under military rule in the mid-1990s, good governance and participatory approaches for development are central to the Centre’s work.Also, the reduced presence by international development partners at the time of the Centre’s formation in the 1990s has led to a focus on high impact interventions which are sustainable over time through community assets and initiatives. In May 2008, the dRPC registered an affiliate the Development Partners Resource Centre to instutionalize development partnerships formed since its formation.
How We are Governed and Managed
The dPRC is governed by a 6-member Board. The Chairman is Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Senior Lecturer Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK. Other members include Dr. Musa Ibrahim, Commissioner, National Pension Commission; Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, the Former Country Director of CEDPA; Hajiya Jummai Bappah Social Sector Adviser, DFID; and Dr. Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye, Program Director, Support to Reforming Institutions Program (SRIP) European Union. The day-to-day running of the Centre’s programs and projects is carried out by the Director of Projects Judith-Ann Walker. The dRPC Coordinator is Dr. Yahaya Hashim. At the professional level.