REMEMBERING OUR FOUNDER CALLING

2016 in retrospect.......Only GOD is wise.
Remembering (my first impact event with Micheal Ogunshola) when I was called for Community Development service, which made me quit the university job and my professions.
No regrets, today, I am a Posh-Farmer at www.gwisegroups.com


BE A SERVANT LEADER,
Sometimes, it pays to be a server, to being served......
SAMUEL ADEWUMI,
YALI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP ALUMNUS


Samuel Adewumi, a featured member from our #CountryoftheWeek, Nigeria, has trained over 300 women leaders to fight gender-based discrimination through his organization Gwise Global Community — and it all began with a #YALILearns course. How have you used what you’ve learned through the YALI Network to empower women and girls? — with Adewumi Olalekan Samuel and Micheal Ogunshola.



Samuel Adewumi

Samuel Adewumi, from Egan, is the founder of Gwise Global Community, a nonprofit dedicated to campaigning against gender-based “abuses, discrimination, violence, and inequalities.” His organization advocates for women and girls in rural communities through training, empowerment, and “fostering global certifications in entrepreneurship and leadership,” with a focus on birth attendants, health workers, and teachers.

Group of women wearing white and one man holding YALI Course certificates (State Dept.)
(State Dept.)

Samuel’s work has had an impact on hundreds. Of his organization’s training, which began with a #YALILearns course, he says, “most of our trainee women leaders (over 300) have gone ahead to read and take online courses at their own pace to foster their leadership and entrepreneurship roles.” Many of them have begun training the women they work with on sexual abuse and women’s empowerment, and the program has expanded to three outreach centers. Each center provides delivery kits for pregnant women and offers reporting stations “to train, document, report, and curb all forms of female discrimination, abuses, and violence.”

He dropped out of school aged five ... now Samuel Adewumi is our Global Youth Ambassador of the Year



Sameul Adewumi and his Constructive Peace Initiative use education as a peacebuilding tool in Nigeria
 — Photo credit: Samuel Adewumi / Theirworld
The Nigerian activist has been honoured by Theirworld's network of education activists for his inspiring work with vulnerable children.
Samuel Adewumi’s primary education in Nigeria stalled almost as soon as it had begun. At the age of five, his parents removed him from school because of financial instability - and for the next five years he was taught by his clergyman father.
“The church was my classroom and I saw only the empty benches and my dad for all those years,” he said. “He had no curriculum to guide my teaching, so I was only taught mathematics and moral lessons.”
When the family finances finally improved, he was sent to a lower primary school class to improve his literacy and other learning skills. The teachers were so impressed by his advanced numeracy that they promoted him past four classes to the most senior level.
But that proved to be problematic for Samuel, who came from Alimosho in Lagos State. He explained: “I struggled to relate with other learners in my class, as I was not used to interacting with peers. This affected my communication skills and confidence to speak in class.”
Those struggles continued until he went to university in Lagos, where he strived through personal training to overcome the issues. Today, Samuel is a successful and inspiring education advocate who helps children with similar fears to overcome their lack of communication skills and low self-esteem. 
He has just been named as Theirworld’s Global Youth Ambassador of the Year for 2019. The Global Youth Ambassador (GYA) programme is a network of nearly 1,000 young people from over 90 countries working together to end the global education crisis. It is the go-to network for youth campaigners who want to be at the centre of the future of education. 

Samuel is committed to helping underprivileged children get an education
 — Photo credit: Samuel Adewumi / Theirworld
The Global Youth Ambassador of the Year is chosen by their fellow activists. One of them said of Samuel: “He is a very resilient, vibrant, relentless and a determined young man.”
Still only 30, Samuel’s achievements are certainly impressive. As well as his own agricultural biofuel startup, he has: 
  • Worked as a teaching fellow with Teach For Nigeria 
  • Been an advocate of mindfulness in schools
  • Helped children displaced by violent extremism through his Teen4peaceEducation project
“I decided to become a Global Youth Ambassador just after my university education because Theirworld’s vision aligns with mine - to facilitate quality education, thereby creating a brighter future for all children,” he said. 
Samuel’s activism is inspired by the conditions he sees around him in Nigeria. More than 10 million of the country’s children aged five to 14 are out of school, according to UNICEF. That’s one in five of all the world’s children who are denied an education.
“More than half of children who are currently out of school in Nigeria is as a result of violent conflict,” said Samuel. “I see a lot of displaced children on the street, who prefer to beg for money to take care of their mothers than go back to school. 

Samuel said his own childhood experiences have helped to give him an insight into what children face
 — Photo credit: Samuel Adewumi / Theirworld
“If nothing is done to save their education, I see a future where these children grow into indoctrinated violent extremists, drug addicts, fraudsters, cultists and so on.”
He started the Constructive Peace Initiative to use education as a peacebuilding tool in conflict-prone communities. He said: “Becoming a GYA helped me to fortify my goal of helping 600 children in three Nigerian states learn peacefully in schools. We give them practical steps about why they should go back to school.
“Also, with the rise of terrorism and children kidnapping in Nigeria, the platform has helped me to raise my voice in resonance with other ambassadors from Nigeria.”
Apart from high-profile school kidnappings, including the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, the insurgency by Boko Haram has devastated large parts of the country’s education system and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.
Samuel said his own childhood experiences have helped to give him an insight into what children affected by conflict face when they are deprived of education.
“I decided to be a change agent to curb the menace, such as attacks in schools and against schoolchildren,” he said. “A burning passion in me kept pushing me to think of solutions. This stemmed from my childhood experiences - thinking about how to help that one child facing similar challenges or prevent a conflict situation that will hinder learning.” 
In 2018 and already a successful entrepreneur, Samuel joined Teach For Nigeria to fight educational inequality. 

Samuel is a teaching fellow with Teach For Nigeria
 — Photo credit: Samuel Adewumi / Theirworld
“I was trained as a teaching fellow and was placed in one of the most underserved primary schools in Ogun State,” he said. “This was where I escalated my peacebuilding work in four communities and schools. My learners have grown in wisdom, numeracy skills, literacy and basic science skills within the 18 months since I became their teacher.”
Samuel has been an advocate of mindfulness in schools - a psychological process which focuses on bringing a child's attention to the present moment as a means to reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. 
His Constructive Peace Initiative started a mindfulness-in-schools project - using role play, activities, and visual and pictorial displays.
He said: “This is helping to create empathy among learners and curb hate speech. They are now responsible for one another. We have trained 210 learners in mindfulness, which is helping them to communicate better, mediate and seek dialogue first in a conflict situation.” 
Teen4peaceEducation (T4PE) is a project from Constructive Peace Initiative that is targeted at children in underserved community schools who have been displaced by violent extremism or conflict. Launched in 2016, it has reached 399 children in Nigeria’s southwest region using 105 trained community health workers. 
Samuel has also provided financial support to a health facility and training centre in Lagos aimed at curbing maternal mortality.
This wide range of activities contributed to him winning the Global Youth Ambassador of the Year title. Theirworld’s Youth team said: "We are extremely proud of Samuel for being nominated and voted by his peers. He is a worthy winner - inspirational, dedicated and always encouraging his fellow GYAs."

More than 10 million children in Nigeria are being deprived of an education
 — Photo credit: Samuel Adewumi / Theirworld
For Samuel and other youth activists, there is still a long road ahead - with more than 260 million children out of school around the world. Within Nigeria, he believes it will take a huge collaborative effort to end the education crisis.
Samuel added: “There must be a conscious effort to increase budget allocation for the education sector at local, state and federal level. Also, individual business owners, civic actors, and public policy-makers must do all within their workspace to promote quality education.
“They need to do this by acknowledging and addressing overcrowding in schools, making education funding a priority, addressing the school-to-prison pipeline, raising standards for teachers and putting classroom-running and curriculum-building decisions in the hands of the community. “
Investing time and effort is key, said Samuel. One small example of this came through his work with Teach For Nigeria.
“There were three learners in my class that couldn’t identify or write the alphabet. I began to work with these children, giving them special classes, extra tutors and following them home to understand their learning problems. 
“I discovered that they hawked petty goods after school and had little or no time to revise the daily lessons taught in schools, by themselves or with other experienced persons. After talking with their parents to encourage more reading and learning time for them, plus visual and practical-oriented learning efforts, we were able to achieve a 33% improvement in their literacy and reading skills.
“Really, it takes a community to teach a child. However, charity begins at home. For servant leaders like me, education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” 

Why Samuel was named GYA of the Year


Here are some 











of the reasons given by fellow Global Youth Ambassadors for voting for Samuel.
"He is a peace ambassador and recently become a US consultant fellow out of 3,000 eligible Nigerians."
"He is a very determined leader."
"He has been establishing peace clubs in elementary schools."
"He has been a great inspiration to youths."
"He is a very resilient, vibrant, relentless and determined young man with a difference."
"He is mentoring me under the sponsorship of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme."

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"If we encourage inclusiveness in communities we can curb attacks on schools"



Adewumi is working to curb attacks on schools
 — Photo credit: Adewumi Olalekan Samuel

Adewumi Olalekan Samuel

Global Youth Ambassador from Nigeria
    A Global Youth Ambassador from Nigeria says respect for education will lead to safer schools and peaceful societies.
    In Nigeria, efforts to prevent attacks in and against schools have been inefficient and slow-moving. Sadly, Nigeria has seen several well-known incidents of attacks against schools and schoolchildren in the past few years. 
    In 2014, 200 Chibok school girls were abducted in Borno State. In 2017 and 2018 attacks were carried out in Lagos and Dapchi respectively. These incidents took school authorities, families and the community as a whole by surprise. 
    I believe the most sustainable solution to this problem is to create and nurture inclusive communities. 
    Residents and members of the community should feel a responsibility to look out for each other. Everyone should be responsible for one another in ensuring learners protection and safety. 
    Over the past 24 months, my advocacy for peace has taken different dimensions. I now focus on ensuring safety in community schools by working with stakeholders (parents, teachers, religious leaders, community leaders) and learners. 
    Please read some of the stories here. I try to use powerful words during advocacy visits to influence and inspire listeners to give one another a sense of belonging, build empathy and be responsible for one another.
    As evidenced by previous attacks on schools, the perpetrators of these attacks, abductions or kidnappings have grown up in dispersed communities. 
    I believe that if we encourage and foster inclusiveness within communities we can curb attacks on schools. This is more of a psychological effect over time rather than the physical bracing of school - security walls, CCTV cameras and policing.

    we should teach school children that if education stops the community is at risk
     — Photo credit: Adewumi Olalekan Samuel
    The latter should be a supplement to inclusiveness, a way to maintain and sustain the recent security upgrades in schools.
    In addition, we should teach school children that attacks on fellow learners inhibits their learning experience and, if education stops, the community is at risk. 
    Learning this at a young age should instil a sense of community and a respect for the importance of education, thereby translating to safer schools and peaceful communities. 
    I encourage youth leaders to keep advocating for community inclusiveness by engaging with educational equity and safe schools in underserved communities.


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    Typcially, Weekend's days get busy for GCPI-Nigeria. Our staffs and key volunteers now focuses in engaging school children in building processes.

     Processes entail engaging with children constructively by teaching them good values, tolerance and respect for fellow peers.
    Peace learners at GCPI center in Lagos.


    We educate them on bullying and enlighten them attacks on fellow learners will inhibit their learning experience, and if education stops, the community is at risk. Psychologically, this induces safer schools that translates to peaceful societies.

    According to a recent publication on Theirworld Website, Samuel Adewumi (GCPI Founder/Project Director) opined that Learning this at a young age should instil a sense of community and a respect for the importance of education, thereby translating to safer schools and peaceful communities.
    Cross section of GCPI Staffs and Peace Actors/Actresses.


    The bottom line is that sustainable peace begins with the children and observers of conflict times in Nigeria.

    GCPI-Nigeria says Sustainable peace is possible by walking the talks.

    Photo Credit: Samuel

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    Adewumi, Samuel GCPI  Founder

    PREFACE

    This write up was fired up due to GCPI's team empathy towards the recent killings in plateau state, Nigeria. Our compassion  knew no bounds, as we continue to advocate without fear that " Nobody had any rights to take law into his own hands, far less to maim and take a fellow human's life".

    Talking about violence and extremism in extension, alot of traction has been put towards reactive measures rather than preventive efforts. Our service men are really trying their best to put the insurgencies to an end as expected from any government, meanwhile alot of organizations and youth peace builders are meeting these service men in the middle to put a sustainable end to violent extremism. It is indeed the Africa's secret war as it spreads across the Sub-Haran aiming towards the far Northern sphere, hence a global concern.

    At GCPI we are one of the many youth led organization transforming violent extremism. We focus more on preventive measures to vulnerable communities in the South-West Region of Nigeria. This thought write up highlights the most sustainable way ethnicity/Occupational conflicts can be resolved by proximity, what we refer to as INDUCTION.



    1.0 INTRODUCTION

    Conflict is inevitable, in fact when well managed, it fuels better understanding, unity and peace. On the other hand, unresolved conflict is as a result of disagreeing parties unable to come to a common term, we can relate this to the story of the six blind men who have different views of what an elephant looks like. Each of the men were partly right, however all were in the wrong . Technically, At a point, unresolveable Conflicts could have been prevented, eventually they turn out to become monsters of killer via the anguished parties.

    A publication from Search for Common Ground-Search (Slachmuijlder,  L.  (2017).  Transforming  Violent  Extremism:  A  peacebuilder’s  guide,  1st  ed.  Washington  DC: Search  for  Common  Ground) gave a complete and closed circuit definition of violent extremism, it used empirical and field terms like choice individuals make, support violent, advance a cause, and exclusionary group identities. As a body of young peace builders we can quickly relate to those key terms and our platform is a strong believer of inducing sustainable peace by transforming violence, thereby putting more emphasis on preventive measures through various peace building activities,  which are not limited to Peace Education, Education for Peace, Entrepreneurs for Peace, and Peace clubs.

    The recent herdmen vs farmers unresolved conflicts and violence in Nigeria (and indeed in states that experience normadic flock grazing amidst farmland areas) is as a result of parties with distinct occupational spaces of different ethnicity not  able to reach a common ground. So there have been counter and counter attacks on both side overtime. This is indeed deadly, as we witnessed in recent times. We have highlighted the three sustainable ways to bringing peace in such case scenario and it is transferable to other forms of ethnicity conflicts, occupational violence, and violent extremism.


    2.0 PEACE BY INDUCTION


    According to GCPI, induction means various ways peace can be induced in underserved and vulnerable communities by proximity, I.e without waiting for conflicts to become violence. When you rub a pen case rigorously through your hair, it picks tiny pieces of papers at close range. This happened because the paper got magnetized to the case by induction, technically the case had not attracted the paper piece. However for such attraction to occur the case must go through rigorous effort passing through the hair to pick the appropriate charges.

    Similarly, peace by induction works the same way, in the sense that, some core values need to be structured in conflict proned communities. These values are the benefits given to the minority group by the majority (or vice versa) to let go a conflicting objective, thereby inducing sustainable peace in the short run, through the medium terms and beyond. Conflict becomes unresolved when each the disagreeing party refused to compromise, let go, or reach equitable ends. The drivers are also there to make the conflict coal glows fiercely. The drivers are not limited to lack of inclusiveness, lack of education/information, poverty, unemployment and corrupt leadership. The last three might not necessarily apply to occupational conflicts. peace by induction can be achieved in various ways but we have limited this write-up to just three;

    1. Creating a sense of belonging/inclusiveness

    2. Community Peace Education

    3. Mutual Reworking, redesigning and regards for occupational spaces.

    At GCPI, we are achieving positive impacts on the three, in various communities we are positioned, network we belong and educational centres.


    2.1 Community Peace Education
    Youth transforming violence


    Respect is reciprocal. One of the simplest way to induce sustainable peace in conflict prone communities is to encourage mutual respect between old and new residents (Old brooms know the corners, but the new ones sweep better). No matter the identity and ethnicity new members belongs to, the community leaders  and influencers should encorage residents to accept one another with respect and Identify with one another. By doing this the existing residents understand the new ones better; who they are, what they love, what they hate, their religion, culture and heritage.

    Most of our farmers belonging to our platform in Ekiti, Osun and Ondo states in South-West Nigeria have recorded zero invasion by herdmen on their farms. This is because they have identified themselves and farms with the herdmen grazing their flocks in their community. One farmer even cited having tea break and chat with them on regular basis. Some have even given this minority group lands to make use too. They are giving them a positive body language that they love them and belong to the community. This is self compassion and empathy at its peak.

    On the other hand, we have received alerts from farmers in Ikere-Ekiti  that their farms were destroyed by grazing cows and after much enquiry, we observed that they had felt it was not important to identify with the perpetrating herdmen. Adversely this made the herdmen feel irrelevant in the community and will always react when they feel the pressure. We advised them on reactive measures however, we informed them on the need to create a workable environment and inclusiveness for the perpetrating herdmen.


    2.2 Education for Peace.

    According to our operational methods, Education for Peace is the use of the existing education platforms to sensitize the observers of violent times on peace building activities. One of the major drivers of extremism is lack of information and quality education. As a result, more foot soldiers are inducted as peace breachers through manipulation and brainwashing. The way to complement an inclusive community is to give the residents access to quality information and education. This has a ripple effect of engaging the minds of all community residents positively, especially on conflicts, its management and resolution. Educated mindsets have  intrinsic early warning receptor,  fore-telling and expressing issues faced by them in their communities, cooperate earnestly with service men to restore peace swiftly and providing a safe space for all community members.


    Assuming an inclusive environment has been created between farmers and herdmen,  their activities can be well coordinated and managed, through series of information interventions. We say those information should emphasize on peace building, conflict management, dialogue, mediation and express safe spaces for both minority and majority groups. Peace Education and peace building activities across educational centres will induce sustainable peace in the short and long run. Also, calling of regular townhall meeting among these groups can be a platform to disseminate vital information, awareness, and advocacy on peace and conflict management.

    GCPI has positioned peace clubs and groups in Lagos (Borders and conflict prone areas). For instance, In Lagos where we have established community peace group, Imude town precisely, the community leaders have the best solutions to resolve conflicts among residents. This was possible because we have been educating these leaders on conflict management and resolution. Overall, the government at federal, state and local level should see to provision of quality educational centres for community afflicted or community vulnerable to violence. This efforts will be met in the middle by peace builders and community leaders in cultivating a peaceful environment.


    2.3 Mutual Reworking, redesigning and regards for occupational spaces.

    When conflicts become violence, the minority group may cause more harm to the majority group as the former are highly mobile and out of reach after they counter attack. So no party is at any advantage when conflict becomes unresolved. Therefore, efforts should be made to define and refine both the herdmen and farmers work space without causing an upset. In doing this the identity of both parties must be of priority to reach a common ground.


    Mechanization and modern agricultural practices can be used to achieve this objective. The government and community leaders will have to complement one another in achieving the objective. Also by creating the necessary sense of inclusiveness, and education (training and awareness), it will fuel swifter peaceful agreement and compliance.


    INFERENCE

    We are at a age where war, violence, and terrorism can be transformed constructively through sports, media, education, technology, and entrepreneurship. Prevention is better than cure,  the sustainable way to prevent violent extremism or counter its drivers is to concrete PEACE BY INDUCTION in Nigeria communities. This done, by 2030 and beyond, self compassion, and empathy will drive the major perpetrators of violent to sustainable development. The latter's key pillar is sustainable PEACE.


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    Gwise Constructive Peace Initiatives-GCPI is in partnership and collaboration with hundreds of Youth leaders and Initiatives across Africa. One of such is GATE (Greatness Achieved Through Excellence) founded by Mohammed, D. Konneh.

    Mohammed, Konneh is a peace ambassador and presently serves as the President/Founder of "Greatness Achieved Through Excellence-GATE Africa". His organisation missions in effecting a better Africa, one way he is doing this, is through incessant Leadership collaboration and network with youths and Stakeholders in Bushrod Island extending from Liberia to other youths in Africa.
    Click here to meet Konneh on Facebook.
    GCPI is one of such network as we highlight Konneh's organisation latest collaborative campaigns against drug abuse especially Tramadol- which is now a silent killer as well as a peak driver to youth restiveness and Community violence. This is a major concern for many Non Governmental Organisations. Evidently, this is GATE concern, as we highlight the founder's too.


    Let's talk about TramaDol and my campaign against it.

    Coiled from yaliface2face mobile forum.

    I am Supporting PAPA Young's (Another Leader from Uganda) defination of the drug- Tramadol, "sold under the brand name Ultram among others, is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. When taken by mouth in an immediate-release formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within an hour. It is often combined with paracetamol (acetaminophen) as this is known to improve the efficacy of tramadol in relieving pain.
    Common side effects include: constipation, itchiness and nausea. Serious side effects may include seizures, increased risk of serotonin syndrome, decreased alertness, and drug addiction."
    En masse Awareness on Drug abuse, facilitated by Konneh.
    Konneh continued: The drugs were produced firstly in Germany, it was thought to be less effective in terms of side effects. However, when it was introduced in the USA 1995, it fatality was not known until in recent times when DEA started to observe changes in demand.Huge quantity was been purchased for non medical purposes.

    Over the period of time in Liberia and most parts of Africa, this drug have been on a staggering increase and is killing our youth slowly. Young people consume this drug abnormally in a day time more than the normal prescription. We decided to take this awareness in order to have the government institute strict measures and also educate people about this drug and other opiate substances.

    Within the next 5️⃣ years to come if those addictive drugs are not curtail on the African continent, I fear that we will have more mad youth and increase in death as well. The reason many people used it is because they feel high. Make them feel delusional and the drug leave them in the state of hallucination and make them unaware of what happening in their surroundings. They don't even know that damage it does to the body.

    Way forward

    The "sweet sweet codeine" documentary released by BBC Africa to show youths states as it surrounds the abuse of a cough syrup in Nigeria shows that drug abuse is a real Africa problem as it concerns youths, who are supposed to be the positive drivers of National Economy.

    GYST event, which informed more youth leaders/Inflencers in Liberia
    In order to reduce this menace to the bearest minimum in the short run, youth leaders and influencers like Konneh must be playing active role in sensitisation, awareness campaigns, drug rehabilitation and its facilitation. Since most addicts never knew the damage tramadol abuse does to the body, Konneh has started with a radio programme awareness in Liberia, next he identified himself with other stakeholders to press swift action in correcting the misinformed youths about the drug, its usage and abuse.

    This is a sustainable peace strategy to effecting a better Africa. GCPI says well done Leader Konneh.  SUSTAINABLE PEACE IS POSSIBLE.

    Read.......Risen level of cultism in Lagos, Nigeria

    Peace Building Experiential learning, La'Niyi Africa.
    Experiential learning is critical for acquisition of peacebuilding competencies and for their application to peacebuilding processes. In order to internalize knowledge, skills, and attitudes, children need immediate and relevant opportunities to practice peace. Schools, families, communities, local, national, and international governments, as well as other social institutions, can provide those opportunities. They can create spaces of 
    meaningful participation by which children can rehearse their emerging peacebuilding competencies.
    Peace building Experiential learning, Adewumi Samuel (Gwise).

    Children, through leadership, advocacy, service, civic engagement (as well as technology or other innovative approaches) can also exert their collective agency and acquired skills to carve out their own spaces for peacebuilding participation. This is a rich area for learning and practice. By taking a bi-directional approach to involving children in peacebuilding processes, with both children and social institutions opening new opportunities for children’s participation, we can create new blueprints for children’s roles and responsibilities for peace and social engagement.
    Children roles for peace facilitated by AFCA (Africa Change Agents) and GCPI


    The GCPI (Gwise Constructive Peace Initiative) has been working hard on building trust between youths and their influencers (include Parents, Teachers, Local Leaders and Government). We are achieving this through our networks of already established schools and communities peace clubs/Groups, currently we lay hold of 14 peace groups in conflict proned Communities in Lagos and Ogun States. 


    Many people do not understand what we gain from dedicating quality times on Saturdays and Sundays in creating spaces for youths to express their opinions (while we listen to them all day). We believe that engaging the teenagers/youths constructively in these times of violence rise in Lagos (6 out 10 youths are cultists, Lagos commissioner of police reported, read link above) is key to inducing sustainable peace in the short and medium run. For intance at Imude community, Lagos, where one of our peace groups is based, the residents (Mostly Youths) now resorted to seeking advices/Solutions from their community leaders to resolve conflicts for them. They meet the best solutions to such reported cases of tensed conflicts because these Community leaders have been trained overtime on conflict management and alternative dispute resolution method by our team.

    There is no faster means to achieving peace than mutual understanding of unresolvable conflicts by the perpetrators of Violent and the resolvers. That is an instant of growing sustainable peace at community level. At GCPI we look at the major drivers of Violence existing in a particular proned community, get residents profiles, and seek for the best method to engage the community youths and stakeholders in embracing peace.


    GCPI founder/ director has learnt deeply from the violent extremism face in the North-East part of Nigeria and has positioned himself to preventing such rise in the south-west of the country. We established GCPI because we believe that sustainable peace is possible, even at the point of unresolvable conflicts.  Prevention is better than cure, we don't have to wait at the point where Violence and insurgency starts taking control before we start fighting for peace.

    Contact AFCA here; La'Niyi Africa
    Name: Jimoh Olaniyi Samuel (also GCPI contact person)
    email: gradmol01@gmail.com or Mail GCPI
    Phone:+2349073423053
    Whatsapp:+234815074294

    Cross section of intergenerational peace exchange facilitated by GCPI team.


    Startup Culture for Security and Development

    Joblessness is the root cause of many communities unrest threatening National security. Fostering entrepreneurship is the remedy. ENTREPRENEURS FOR PEACE INITIATIVE aims to promote economic growth by creating awareness interface for Government-youth partnerships in agri-business to promote best production practices and expand the availability of quality crops and added value derivatives.



    west African/Resource persons and peace ambassadors
     The Federal government through the Fadama 11 Additional funding is inclined to empowering hundreds of potential youths as agroprenuers in order to become employment of labors and this will reduce unemployment in the states. Our initiative will look at how peace-entrepreneurs are crucial in conflict and post-conflict environments to address peace challenges, and how the use of entrepreneurship can scale up the outputs of peace-oriented business in the region. Indeed, when technology is used effectively it can amplify voices for peace and empower local communities and entrepreneurs looking for alternatives to violence through a market-oriented business approach. The initiative will also argue that a peace-driven local business network can be as powerful as the post-conflict international aid typically provided by international donors. The initiative will focus in particular on an analysis of the PeaceStartup initiative developed in Ekiti State-Nigeria in collaboration with identified peace actors and resource persons across west Africa. This initiative is aimed at promoting peace-entrepreneurs through a co-innovation process among relevant actors based on a specific methodology grounded in the state.
    Target participants and state entrepreneurs