Forward Action for Conservation of Indigenous Species (FACIS)

FACIS works to build peace and interfaith dialogue and to create a Nigeria that values equality, freedom, respect and understanding.

Forward Action for Conservation of Indigenous Species (FACIS) has been working on dialogue for peace and interfaith communication since 2009. The organisation has organised a series of seminars and trainings geared towards creating a Nigeria that values equality, freedom, respect and understanding.

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FACIS has introduced a bio-intensive agriculture project that serves as a catalyst for building relationships between people of different religions, particularly Muslim and Christian young people.

Major achievements

  • Successfully engaged Muslim and Christian young people in a unique interfaith dialogue that led to the creation of an interfaith dialogue group in one of the flash point communities in Bauchi metropolis.
  • Empowered over 30 young women and men in listening and negotiation skills.
  • Supported over 20 young people in effective interfaith dialogue and communication skills for better relationships.
  • Organised interfaith dialogues between Christian and Muslim young people in 7 communities in Bauchi state.
  • Successfully mediated and resolved misunderstandings and conflicts between 2 communities (Birim and Gigyera) in the Alkaleri Local Government Area.
  • Successfully facilitated the formation of 10 Muslim and Christian youth groups in ten communities that experienced violent conflict.
  • Established 'Environmental-Peace Clubs' in 2 secondary schools in Bauchi state.

Further information about the organisation, you can see their Dialogue for Sustainable Relationships and Farming covering activities from 2012 and 2013, or a more recent report of their activity in their Interfaith Dialogue Report from April 2014.


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