Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED)

The Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED) is an independent Think Tank organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty and inequality through policy oriented research and active engagement on development issues. The organisation which is located in Benin City, Nigeria, was formally registered by the Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 1999. CPED is a member of different Think Tank Networks among which is the “West Africa Think Tanks Network (WATTNet)” and also a beneficiary of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a multi-donor program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions – or “Think Tanks”- in developing countries, enabling them to provide sound research that both informs and influences policy. CPED core programme areas can be broadly categorized into: Action Research; Policy Engagement, Communications and Advocacy; Intervention programme; and Capacity Building for Policy makers, CSOs and Mentees from allied institutions. CPED research agenda covers (1) Climate change with particular reference to the wetland and coaster regions (2) Gender and development (3) Health Systems and Health Care Delivery (4) Research on Education and Development (5), Growth, Development and Equity (6) Peace Building and Development in Nigeria. CPED’s vision is to be a key non-state actor in the promotion of grassroots development in the areas of population and environment in Africa through knowledge generation, knowledge translation and capacity building of key stakeholders. Centre for Population and Environmental Development

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Understanding the Role of Women in Household Upkeep in Nigeria

The first project to be discussed in this newsletter covers the role of women in households. The contributions of housewives to the household development, originates largely from the non- domestic to domestic sphere – despite the fact that they are grossly unrecognized and appreciated. These contributions should be recognized and appreciated in Delta State and indeed in Nigeria so that they could...

The Amnesty for Peace in the Niger Delta : Political Settlement, Transitional Justice and Peace Building

With a population of about 40 million people, the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, comprises of several minority ethnic groups and is Nigeria's oil and gas belt, and host to the nation’s crude oil and gas reserves and exploitation infrastructure. This is also Africa's largest wetland with extensive lowlands, swamps, estuaries, creeks and rivers. In spite of its resource endowment, the...

The Amnesty Programme and the Resolution of the Niger Delta Crisis : Progress, Challenges and Prognosis

Some of the interim findings of a comprehensive study of the amnesty for peace programme, was presented in this monograph. The general objective of the research is to assess the impacts, challenges and sustainability of the amnesty programme and the political settlements leading to it, as a strategy of conflict resolution and peace building at the sub-national level. The study attempts to...

Governance Challenges in Primary Health Care Delivery in Delta State, Nigeria : An Assessment of Community Participation

This paper emphasize the role of community participation, which is one of the domains of governance in primary health care delivery. However, because of their cross-cutting nature, some components of other principles are embedded in the principle of community participation. These include an emphasis on the accessibility to rural communities; health education and sanitation, included in this is :...

Empowering Lay Community-based Health Workers- Improving Primary Health Care Service Delivery in Delta State: How? And What Works?

The objective of the research programme is to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria that can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health care with specific focus on the primary health care component. The primary focus of this policy brief therefore is to outline some actions that should be...

Shortage in Health Workforce: Experiences of Primary Health Care Service Providers in Delta State Recommendations for Improvement

This policy brief outlines some of the actions that should be taken to enhance the health workforce in primary health centres located in rural areas of Delta State for the attention of the Delta State government and other providers of primary health care in the state. Achieving community participation in health service delivery in resource-limited but a high disease burden setting as it is in...

Achieving Community Participation in Primary Health Care Service Delivery: What Should We Do?

An action strategy is proposed in this policy brief for engaging communities in the promotion of primary health care services in rural communities of Delta State. The term 'community participation' is commonly understood as the collective involvement of local people in assessing their needs and organizing strategies to meet those needs. Community members, often perceived as consumers,...

Ensuring the Availability and Access to Essential Drugs in Primary Health Care Facilities in Delta State: Challenges and Way Forward

Some of the key challenges of primary health care delivery, especially in isolated rural areas, is the provision of equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness and their scientifically sound and cost-effective use. The availability of essential drugs is of major importance, because once these are not...

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care Situation in Delta State: Key Challenges and Recommendations for Improvement

On the basis of the findings outlined in the document, there is an urgent need in Delta State to strengthen the delivery of maternal and child health care through innovative community-based approach. In this context, actionable policy strategies are recommended which emphasize the implementation of community-based participatory interventions to strengthen the provision of maternal, child health...

Stakeholders Reactions to the Findings of Primary Health Care Study in Delta State

This research programme has a general objective to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria. This can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health care with a specific focus on the primary health care component. Stakeholders’ reactions, as well as the results of feedback meetings is presented in...

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