Trios Institute, also known as International Center for Community Peace was registered in 2014. In 2009, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Presidency, funded by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) invited several organizations and stakeholders in peace building from various zones across Nigeria to strategise on sustaining peace and resolving conflicts in Nigeria, Trios was an active participant at the various meetings and also participated in the numerous training programs that were held afterwards. Some of the activities include drafting of the National Peace Policy and Mainstreaming Gender in Peace Building Processes among others
Peace has to be home grown and, like every development strategy, the bottom – up approach in designing training strategies is more appropriate to achieve sustainable results. Most community leaders, family heads, unskilled labour groups, market women and youth leaders in semi urban and rural areas usually do not have the time or need for university education in peace studies, therefore the need for easy access to capacity building to manage peace sustainably and conflict resolution.
Trios Human Development Foundation has trained 40 participants drawn from rural community leaders who do not speak English, the purpose of this website project is to enable every visitor to the site learn some skills and also to use the lectures to organize seminars at work places, places of worship and other small group meetings in any convenient local language.
As we approach another round of national elections, we are mindful that Nigeria is no doubt in a seemingly fragile State with increasing numbers of violent clashes across the country. The populace is subjected to structural, socio-economic and emotional violence, terrorism and anti-terrorism violence rage with the Biafra and Niger Delta crisis re-emerging, there is the Boko Haram insurgency in the North, cattle herdsmen versus indigenes in several states, ethno-religious conflicts, spates of communal clashes, boundary disputes, indigene–settlers violence, kidnapping is rife – even traditional rulers are kidnapped, rape, unsolved murder cases, suicides, intra and inter political party conflicts have all become rife and marginalised groups have become breeding grounds for various types of militias.
The nation swings between violent clashes, some level of war, instability and peace all of which are having untold impact on sustaining meaningful development, social and economic growth at Local, State and National level. Despite government efforts, increasing level of poverty and youth unemployment juxtaposed with increasing information sharing capacities all make it most important to draw attention and build skills of all stakeholders: Community leaders, women, youths, artisans especially at the grass roots to manage peace and handle conflicts constructively in order to achieve desirable results sustainably.
The permanent site of International Center for Community Peace is at Reke near Ilorin and training has started at our Family and Community Peace Centre at Ita Alamu, Ilorin in Kwara State. Trios Human Development Foundation is listed with the Federal Inland Revenue Service as a registered charity.
Here are some pictures of recent events.
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