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How We Function
The Foundation carries out its functions through:
   
Training.
Collaboration with other organizations and governmental agencies and units.
Network-building.
Providing support for community deliberative forums on issues of public policy.
The publishing of documentation of the resulting public voice and demonstration projects.
Project Management.
Program Areas Of The Foundation
1. Nigeria Public Issues Forum (NPIF): This programme area has deliberative democracy as its focus and is foundational to many of our programme areas:
  Deliberative forums
NPIF Moderator training
NPIF issue-framing training
  The training is intended to equip individual trainee with the knowledge and tools to frame issues of concern in terms that citizens can connect with, and be able to make informed choices about future direction and to moderate deliberative community or other forums as a neutral facilitator. Training will also include forum recording, accurate reporting of forum results and strategy for convening forums.
   
2. Partnership in promoting Public Education and Public Health.
  This programme area of our work involves public education: policies and implementation; creating awareness of diseases of public health importance, and building capacity of civil society organizations and citizens for prevention, control and management; working in collaboration with State Ministry of Education, Health and Health Management Boards. Some of the areas of public health covered include HIV/AIDS, Maternal/Reproductive issues, teenage pregnancy, water-borne diseases, water and sanitation.
   
3. Partnership in Community Development
  The focus of this programme area is the provision of community needs, identified through needs assessment, in an affordable and sustainable manner through participatory investment by development partner, the Foundation and the local community. Some of the areas involved include: community sensitization and involvement, needs assessment and project identification, design and implementation strategy, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and sustainability.
   
4. Development and Support of Civil Society Organizations
  The thrust of this programme area is to strengthen Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Nigeria and provide them with appropriate training to build their capacity to respond to the challenges faced by CSOs through workshops and seminars and demonstration projects. Some of the areas covered by this programme include mentoring and education, seminars and workshops on needs assessment, management of community driven projects and strategic planning, grant writing and fund-raising.
   
5. Youth Development and Female empowerment.
  The focus of this programme area is to develop a corpus of young people to become good and responsible citizens who can be trusted to provide responsible leadership at every level of Nigeria’s society by equipping them, beginning at an early age with appropriate tools. Specific attention is given to girls’ empowerment because of their disadvantage and peculiar stereotype. Some of the objectives include the strengthening of the girls’ voice, improving their education, mentoring, capacity building, decision support and confidence building.
   
6. Sustainable Environmental Protection
  The goal is to help our communities enjoy and protect their environment, promote responsible use of their natural endowments and pursue sustainable environmental development and protection. Some of the areas of coverage include education, environmental sanitation, environmental pollution, environmental laws and policies.