About Us

We operate in full-stack project teams, with full-time staff, interns and volunteers working closely together on several projects in the Niger-Delta region. We’re proud of what we’ve done together and we think you’ll be happy too!

WHO WE ARE

Who We Are

CIEPD currently has about 10 employees organized into four operational departments under one Executive Director. The departments are Programs that manage donor funded-programs, Administration and Finance that provides administrative and financial support for the organization, and Service that provides direct services to the public. The direct services include Conflict Management/Gender based Violence, Governance, Capacity building (Training) and Economy (Entrepreneurship).


CONTACT US OUR WORKS

What We Do At CIEPD

Community Initiative for Enhanced Peace and Development is a non- profit, private organization with the aim of promoting community development by ensuring/ enhancing peaceful co-existence and cooperation. We believe in “Restoring the dignity and worth of human person”! CIEPD stems from the passion to foster development in the rural communities by creating an enable environment for peace building activities – conflict management and resolution through participatory community approach. CIEPD has forged partnerships with civil society organizations and other stakeholders working to ensure peace co-existence and sustainable development of communities in the Niger Delta.


CONTACT US OUR WORKS

CIEPD Team Members

EGONDU ESINWOKE-OGBALOR
EGONDU ESINWOKE-OGBALOR
CEO/Board Member
DR. JOSHUA GOGO
DR. JOSHUA GOGO
Board Chairman
ENYIE AMBAKEDEREMO
ENYIE AMBAKEDEREMO
Board member
MR. INNOCENT BAGBI
MR. INNOCENT BAGBI
Finance/Admin Manager
MR. EDWARD EDEKE
MR. EDWARD EDEKE
Program Officer
MR. NIYI LAWAL
MR. NIYI LAWAL
Program Manager
ARIKPO ARIKPO
MR. ARIKPO ARIKPO
Program Adviser
MR. CHIDI ONYIKE
MR. CHIDI ONYIKE
Office Assistant
KINGSLEY OSUAGWU
MR. KINGSLEY OSUAGWU
Logistics Officer
0
0
0
s2sdefault

She has a first degree in Political Science and Administrative Studies, a post-graduate diploma in Public Administration and a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy. She has obtained many certificates in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, the United Nations Department for Safety and Security and the Peace Operation Training Institute, among others. She has well over 15 years of progressive experience in development, and has worked with both international and indigenous non-profit organizations. Before joining the Development sector, Egondu had worked in the prestigious “accenture” where her work ethics was cultured. She designed and facilitated the project that brought about the first Peace Voluntary Agreement between the Warri-Ijaws and Itsekiris- and intractable conflict that was described by many as “impossible”. She also led the team that implemented an emergency relief program that was described as the best within that period. She was a key member in the strategy development, editorial preparation, and award panel negotiation that led to a $8.6M USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation Cooperative Agreement with the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH).Egondu has authored chapters in “Ablaze for Oil: History, Dynamics and Political Economy of the Niger Delta (Rivers, Bayelsa, Ondo and Delta)” including, “Violent Conflict in Niger Delta”, “Critical examination of the ‘Promoters and Spoilers’ in the Peace Process (es), and Options for Sustainable Peace and Development.” She has successfully implemented several projects in good governance, conflict management/prevention, and has mentored several people as they build a career as development practitioner. Apart from being the Executive Director of Community Initiative for Enhanced Peace and Development, Mrs Esinwoke-Ogbalor also sits on the board member of several other Non-governmental organizations.