Congressional Briefing Document 2024
This congressional brief delves into the intricate conflict dynamics in Nigeria and the resulting complexities of peacebuilding efforts in the country.
Overall, this brief emphasizes the significance of international support and engagement in addressing the intricate challenges facing Nigeria, whether in the realm of peacebuilding or the protection of free expression. It highlights the roles of international NGOs and calls for sustained U.S. engagement. The multifaceted nature of the issues requires nuanced and context-specific strategies, underscoring the need for collaborative efforts to foster positive change in the country.
The Nigeria Working Group is made up of civil society organizations in Washington, DC that work on Nigeria. These include humanitarian, peacebuilding, human rights, and governance groups, as well as a number of academics and thinktanks. The NWG has worked in relation to the northeast and middle-belt regions of Nigeria, focusing on increasing humanitarian assistance and access, military accountability, and supporting an effective response to the Boko Haram insurgency and displacement. We have also worked on certain thematic issues, such as the elections.
Since the NWG is a working group and not a formal coalition, there is not a formal membership process or definitive policy platform. Groups participate in particular projects as they align with their organizational objectives and scope of work.