The project is part of collaborative work with the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland in Nigeria to share experiences of the Northern Ireland Peace Process and discuss current challenges in Nigeria. It coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement which was ratified in both Ireland and Northern Ireland in May 1998 and has played a very significant role in creating peace on the island of Ireland since that time.
The project involved travelling to six institutions of higher learning where many young Nigerians shared thoughts, ideas and hope for sustainable peace and dialogue. In April 2018, the Embassy also launched the #PeaceWriteNow Writing Contest to collate wider voices as part of commemoration of the Anniversary of the Agreement.
Interested candidates submitted entries on the broad theme “Fostering Sustainable Peace and Dialogue in Nigeria”, focusing on the role they can play to foster sustainable peace.
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