PLATEAU PEACE BUILDING AGENCY (PPBA)

Office of the Executive Governor,
Plateau State.

...towards a Plateau at Peace with itself and the rest of the world.
PPBA

Mediation and Dialogue Team

Samson Choji

Program assistant Mediation and Dialogue

Summayya Abubakar

Team Lead Mediation and Dialogue

Dorcas Okopi

Program assistant Mediation and Dialogue

The role of Mediation and Dialogue Unit

Mediation is a critical element in peacebuilding and thus, we have a team dedicated to mediation and dialogue.

The Mediation and Dialogue Unit plans and facilitates community dialogue and peacebuilding sessions. They define modalities and identify the dialogue tools to be used. They monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the process by developing questionnaires, feedback forms and writing reports based on the information gathered.

The Unit works closely with the Research Unit to conduct risk assessment of conflicts in affected communities. They map the conflict actors and develop action plans that address the issues involved.

They also interact closely with the stakeholders at community level; designing and conducting interactive sessions related to mediation and dialogue facilitation. Thus, they are responsible for planning and facilitating multi-stakeholder project events especially the monthly Plateau Peace Forum (P-PAF) meeting.

Finally, they contribute to drafting relevant sections of the peace agreement which is normally the outcome of the mediation process.

The Resource Person, Mr. Godwin Okoko facilitating during the training

Capacity training for PPBA Staff on Structural Dialogue

A three (3) days capacity training on structural dialogue was organised for staff of the agency,the training aimed to strengthen their capacities and skills to ensure effective and result based dialogue facilitation at community levels. The training was made possible with funding support from GIZ under the GIZ Nigeria PEACECORE Project currently been implemented across six (6) local Government Areas in Plateau State, Nigeria.

A group photo of participants during the training

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