About the Project and Partners

Overview of NEVR Project
About the Partners
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 Overview of NEVR Project     

The Nigeria Election Violence Report (NEVR) project is led by the six zonal Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria, in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). This project will develop the capacity of civil society to monitor, analyze and respond to incidents of election-related conflict before, during and after the elections in Nigeria. It will also promote collaboration and dialogue between election stakeholders in order to mitigate and/or prevent election violence. To accomplish these objectives, the CSOs in each of  the geo-political zones will engage monitors throughout hotspot states in each zone during the pre-election, Election Day and post-election periods. Each CSO in the zone and its local-level partners will also distribute public awareness materials and engage in public education. This combination of activities will strengthen partners’ ability to reinforce peace in their communities and to help prevent tensions from escalating into violence. The NEVR website will house SMS-based reporting from monitors in the project and brings groundbreaking technology to improve upon previous conflict reporting. This website will give the public and other stakeholders near-instant access to incidents around the country as well as a variety of other election-related information.

Objectives

  • To increase public knowledge and awareness of the dangers of election violence before, during and after elections
  • To increase the participation and involvement of election stakeholders in the mitigation and prevention of election violence
  • To increase the capacity of CSOs and electorates to monitor and prevent electoral violence

 

Project Structure and Methodology

The Nigeria NEVR Project 2019 will include 6 Program Officers, 180 Lead Monitors, and over 700 Monitors, with 30 Lead Monitors in each of the six geo-political zones. Monitors will vary in geo-political zone based on the number of identified hotspots in the zones. The team will represent diverse civil society organizations from across the country networking as partners. Monitors will document verified incidents of violence, tension and potential for violence, and peace activities from January until March.  This information will be immediately relayed up to the NEVR website via text message and subject to verification and quality control by the team before showing up on www.nevr.org. Data will be maintained by IFES/Zonal CSOs and monthly analytical reports will explore the patterns of violence and peacebuilding data.  These regular reports will feature calls to action and recommendations and will be distributed to civil society, governmental, and security actors nationwide and internationally.

NEVR monitors will learn skills to identify election violence and track tension levels, to interview sources to verify reported violence and assess tension levels, and to accurately document their findings. Paper forms will back up the immediacy of the SMS relay to the NEVR.org website and will be sent to zonal NEVR CSOs every two weeks. The NEVR project is built upon the Election Violence Education and Resolution (EVER) program developed by IFES from global best practices in monitoring and mitigation of election violence and through implementation in over a dozen countries around the world.

 About the partners

The 2019 NEVR Project Zonal CSOs is made up of civil society organizations from each of the zones selected based on relevant experience in election violence monitoring, democracy and governance work. The zonal CSOs are comprised of 6 organizations, one from each geo-political zone:

  • Forward in Action for Education Poverty & Malnutrition (FAcE-PaM), Bauchi, North-East
  • Democratic Action Group (DAG), Kano, North-West
  • Center for Advocacy, Justice and Rights (CAJR), Jos, North-Central
  • Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI), Osogbo, South-West
  • Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Enugu, South-East
  • Youth Alive Foundation (YAF), Uyo, South-South

IFES is an international, nongovernmental, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that supports the building of democratic societies. For more information, please see www.ifes.org and www.ifes.org/ever.

 Contact Us

For more information or to send feedback, please contact us using, use our webform or email info@nevr.org.  To comment on specific reports of violence or peace activities, please use the Comment form in the individual report screen.