• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9


The Center’s mission is to build capacity and social capital for participatory development. 

Its vision is for a vibrant and empowered civil society, for communities and social institutions that are involved in  putting and keeping Nigeria on the path of sustainable development.

Our Approach
Participatory development is at the heart of all the Centre’s activities at it designs and implements development projects using participatory.

dRPC News

Coordinating and conducting policy research on conflict in northern Nigeria 2014-07-15 - Since 2010, the dRPC has partnered with ... More detail
Education Stakeholder in Northern Nigeria Education Stakeholder in Northern Nigeria 2014-04-30 - Stakeholder Consultation meeting on Ed... More detail



"Since there are a lot of injustices and oppressions in Ethiopia, I must reveal and oppose them in my articles." - Reeyot Alemu

Reeyot Alemu is a 34-year-old Ethiopian woman journalist - winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Alemu taught English classes at an Addis high school. She gave part of her salary to her students from poor families.

Sign Christine's Petition Here

Research & Publications

The Centre’s work is guided by its strategic plan. The current strategic plan with spans the period 2010-2015 was developed by an international management consultant with the support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Projects which fall within areas of the strategic plan are developed or assessed and funding secured for implementation. Project teams are constituted for each intervention and team members are developed and supported to achieve all activities consistent with work-plans and project documents.

Programs and Program Areas


Constitutional and political controversies about citizenship rights and indigeneity in Nigeria’s 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas have generated more heat than light, and there has been little substantive progress on the constitutional and policy issues thrown up in the process. This study presents citizens’ views on the effect of indigeneity on their daily lives and provides a street level input, which is often lacking, into the policy process.

Do You Know?




For the third time, Kano-based Civil Society Organizations under the auspices of the Coalition of Kano state Civil Society Groups organized #BringBackourGirls sit-in rally at Race course, Kano. Read more