The meeting held on the 22nd and 23rd March, 2018 respectively at CFID office (a sister organization to Accord) was aimed at briefing the trainees on the way forward, reassure their confidence in the programme’s objective, have feedback and make first payment of their monthly stipends in cash.

A major driver of intervention programs in the Niger Delta is the need to create wealth, reduce youth unemployment, and foster a peaceful, conducive environment for various aspects of human activity to thrive.  It is upon this backdrop that Accord for community development commenced Youth - skills training and empowerment programme (Y-STEP) as an intervention to enhance economic growth of communities and boost our nation’s economy.

“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”. With these words, Accord’s Lead Facilitator for the Strategic Entrepreneurship Training (SET) kick-started the Business Training for Participants in Abuloma, Port Harcourt Rivers State. The training was conducted on Saturday, 25th November, 2017.

Do No Harm (DNH) stakeholders’ knowledge sharing, held in at Accord For Development's conffrence room in Port Harcourt , Rivers State on the 2nd of November, 2017.

Conflicts are inevitable, they are neither good nor bad, but they are signs of danger and an opportunity for positive change. Our actions can connect or disconnect; cause tension in our homes, workplaces, and in the communities where we are carrying out an intervention.

It was really an inspiring session on how to improve our self-worth at our workplace and job description on one hand and having the mindset of an entrepreneur in relation to creativity, innovation, growth, and fulfilment beyond the workplace.

The Development Advocacy and Gender department of Accord for Community Development conducted two school outreach programmes in Olu Model Primary and Secondary School and Calvary Primary and Secondary school both in portharcourt Rivers state on 25th October and 10th November 2017 respectively.

Accord’s Development Advocacy and Gender department carried out a sensitization programme in Abavo Community in Agbor Delta state on 25th October 2017, which aimed to educate the women on social norms which contribute largely to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as well as sensitize them on the consequences of the practice in the community.

The overal objectives of the training workshop was to introduce participants the needs for peace embassadors in their communities. Additionaly, the training would also give oppourtunities to presents and discuss various cause of conflicts in the communities. The effect of conflict to communities, development and midaition process was projected during the training.

From September 9 - 11th 2017- Accord Social Investment Team carried out its Sustainable Livelihood Assessment (SLA) activity in its GMoU clusters in Brass in Bayelsa state. The Brass cluster consist of 8 communities. The eight communities in Brass cluster include:

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