Often, the needs of women and girls have been neglected in post-conflict policy response and assistance programs. It is essential to understand the links between gender and security. Gender is often at the core of creating sustainable peace and security. In the state of calamity and conflict, gender inequalities, corruption, and discrimination against women flourishes. KDI ensures that in post-conflict and post-pandemic, gender equality is mainstreamed into policy response and assistance programs. KDI assesses the implication of exclusion, proffer policy recommendations, and its practicability to decision-makers.
Conflict at the community level is a global issue that requires innovative intervention. KDI employs a participatory approach to conflict prevention. KDI provides local and community leaders and influencers with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to predict and prevent conflicts. Even in elections, KDI deploys her early warning indicators to predict, understand, and tackle the structural and immediate drivers of conflict
KDI holds in high esteem in-depth research to approach all interventions. KDI supports a global framework on Women, Peace, and Security Indicators, piloting and integrating the WPSI into an early warning system for effect prediction.
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.