Nigerian Organisation for Solidarity and Development (NOSAD)

The Nigerian Organisation for Solidarity and Development (NOSAD), established in 1992, is a Calabar based NGO working in Rural Communities of Cross River State. NOSAD mission is to help people understand the full context of development by engaging in participatory development processes of empowerment of community people. NOSAD Programme areas are: human rights, civic education, peace building, women’s empowerment, health and environment. The partnership between NOSAD and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung started in 2003 with a project on women empowerment, training them on public life issues, human rights and participation in politics. In 2006/2007 the work focussed on opinion leaders, training them on civic education, especially equipping them with skills to educate members of their communities on the advantages of proper electioneering. Today, these trained opinion leaders and the women provide a proper base to build on the work of NOSAD on empowerment and good governance.