Our Projects

KDI has implemented several State, Regional, and National Projects with great success stories; for example, the Vote Not Fight campaign in Osun state during the 2018 governorship election, the Osun Youth Agenda (OYA) in 2019. In addition, KDI has implemented the Nigeria Election Violence Report (NEVR), which was carried out in Bayelsa and the Southwestern Region. Furthermore, the Election Petition Tribunal Monitoring (EPTM) was carried out in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria. All these projects, as mentioned above, have provided an avenue for KDI to demonstrate its prowess and expertise as an organization in the area of data-driven policy advocacy, technical analysis


KDI seeks to see active and peaceful participation in elections; given this, KDI’s violence tracking initiative is deeply rooted in international instruments and standards, which protect the right of all people to participate in the electoral process in a peaceful and safe environment. In every election, KDI through VTrack powered by Nigeria Election Violence Report uses a scientific approach (in-depth research) to gather electoral violence data by trained citizens to monitor and report electoral violence. These data are disaggregated to provide an impartial voice on electoral violence with the ultimate goal of ending the culture of impunity and informing relevant stakeholders in numbers why security of lives and properties matters during elections.


KDI, in her electoral conflict, prevention, mitigation, and resolution approach, provides stakeholders and influencers with the necessary tools and skills needed to anticipate, mitigate and prevent violence around elections through peacebuilding activities.

The rising Insecurity and instability in Nigeria have continued to remain a daunting challenge. With the understanding that there can be no sustainable development without peace, KDI believes her programs and initiatives can bring innovative peacebuilding interventions. Ultimately resulting in tranquility.

Youth development represents one of our core focus. We believe that the youth in any society is the engine of growth and development; they are the critical masses of people whose action and inaction can develop or destroy the hegemonies/fabrics of their society. Young people can be relevant even if they double their age. A youth of 25years old today, if the age is doubled or multiplied by 2 will still be relevant to the nation at 50 years old. Our youth program targets female and male youth, youth with disabilities, rural youth, out-of-school youth, unemployed youth, youth in conflict, illiterate youth, and youth in diaspora.

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KDI has a board of trustees which provide oversight of the organization. It is responsible for policy formulation that enables KDI to achieve her objectives. The management team is headed by the Executive Director, who manages the organization's day-to-day activities.

Bukola Idowu

Executive Director

Oluwafemi Adebayo

Senior Program Manager

Oluwatimilehin Adebesin

Research Assistant

Daniel Igbodaro

Media officer

Dr. Akiyode A.

(Board Chair)

Femi Adefila


Rotimi Olawale


Kehinde Adeniyi

(Board Secretary)

Bukola Idowu


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