KAICIID in Action: Nigeria
In order to heal religious and ethnic divisions, KAICIID builds interfaith networks, convening Christian, Muslim and traditional community leaders from across Nigeria to work together for peace. The Centre believes that religious leaders have a tremendous amount of influence globally and locally, which gives them the means to correct stereotypes and quell incitement to violence. This is especially true in the context of Nigeria, where religion is sometimes misused to justify violence.
To this end, KAICIID has partnered with religious actors from all regions and states in Nigeria to establish the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), which was launched in December 2017. The IDFP works to address the main drivers of conflict, through policy and advocacy, as well as local dialogue initiatives at the grassroots level.