Mapping Early Warning and Early Response Systems in one Nigerian state
Anyone who follows events in Nigeria understands that the conflict environment is complex. Extremist violence affects the northeastern part of the country and increasingly the Middle Belt as well. In the Niger Delta, conflict dynamics are complicated by economic interests and community demands related to oil extraction. Across Nigeria, inter-communal conflicts are fueled by access to resources and complicated by issues of ethnic or religious identity.
With these difficult issues at play, Build Up and PeaceTech Lab partnered on two workshops with participants from Jos, Nigeria (Plateau State) last summer to identify gaps in existing early warning and early response (EWER) systems and to look for potential entry points to support groups working in this area.