2018 NDPI Annual Report

Harnessing Potential

Driving Economic Opportunity and Peace in the Niger Delta

Director’s Note

I was honored to join the team at the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation in early 2019, to continue the great work put in motion by my predecessors Dennis Flemming (2010-2015) and Heather Kulp (2015-2018). Having previously led Chevron’s policy engagement on global development and corporate social responsibility, I have long-admired NDPI’s groundbreaking approach to growing investment and partnerships across the Delta.

Alongside our partner, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), we are deeply committed to the future of the Delta. We see the results of our impact every day, as we continue to collaborate and evolve.

NDPI is a partner for investment and development in the Niger Delta, and I am so pleased to have an opportunity to be a part of this organization. I was present at the launch of NDPI and have watched it grow and evolve alongside PIND. The result: strong, high-integrity, and high-performance organizations working together to support economic development and peace building in the Niger Delta. When we connect NGOs, development agencies, and donors, we are confident in the quality, rigor, and integrity of the work, as we help shape it first-hand, and verify the results and impact.

In 2018, PIND made great strides in both stabilizing the region through peace building efforts and creating greater economic mobility through job trainings for young people, technological innovations, and including women in all aspects of programming. Over the year, PIND identified 184 new organizations as peace agents, engaged 1,091 stakeholders at advocacy events, and create 7,039 jobs. And in response to market-demands, PIND began developing competencies and projects that focus on inclusivity – engaging youth, empowering women, and reaching vulnerable populations. We’re looking forward to the results of this piece of PIND’s work in the coming years.

In approaching development in Nigeria, the partnership between our two organizations addresses the root of the issue rather than the consequences. Together, we’re weaving the fabric of progress. We welcome you to join us.

Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Executive Director,
Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation

NDPI Executive Director Johanna Nesseth-Tuttle meets with PIND project leads in Nigeria.

Johanna (right) at PIND offices, discussing PIND's ongoing economic development and partner outreach work with PIND project leaders.


As the economy continued to rebound in 2018, PIND’s work expanded to further increase impact. We tracked several indicators to measure the impact of our projects. In 2018, PIND and partners:

Grew the Partners for Peace, a platform for addressing root causes of conflict, by nearly 1,860 members.

Reached over 32 million people to promote peace and a peace building network through Partners for Peace media engagement.

Engaged 184 new organizations as peace agents in the Partners for Peace network across the Delta.

Leveraged nearly U.S. $2.8 million from economic development activities to streamline value chains, better connect businesses, and develop and implement new technologies to increase productivity and wages.

Helped over 16,500 people increase their incomes through a market development approach focused on palm oil, cassava, aquaculture, and other promising industries.

Helped create over 7,000 jobs in 2018, for a total of over 12,000 jobs in palm oil, cassava, and aquaculture since 2010.

Program Spotlights

Our investment in human capital plays an important role in helping us ensure farmers, fishers and families can thrive and live up to their full potential. The programs implemented through PIND Foundation and our partners not only help to improve economic opportunities, but also help us reduce poverty and conflict across the region.

  • Building Capacity in the Region: We continue to invest in the long-term capacity and sustainability of civil society and business membership organizations in the Niger Delta through our Capacity Building for Local Empowerment (CAPABLE) program. Between 2012 and 2018, more than 160 organizations have benefited from training offerings, including fundraising best practices. In 2018, 54 received grants worth over $1.2 million to implement community development projects across the region.
  • Growing Economic Opportunity: We empowered more service providers through focused capacity building and additional resources to provide training and advisory services to small holder farmers and Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). By the end of 2018, more than 7,900 MSMEs and over 62,000 farmers and processers have benefited from improved agricultural and business practices, access to finance and information and the adoption of new technologies.
  • Preparing Youth for the Future: In 2018, with support from the Ford Foundation and our implementing partners, we launched the Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways (NDYEP) program. 1,285 youth, including 442 young women, 65 youth living with disabilities and many with no prior livelihood skill have benefited from technical and soft skill trainings and post training support.
Mamadou Beye

From the Chairman

“It’s rewarding to see the impact PIND has had on socio-economic opportunities and peace building in the Niger Delta, and NDPI is very proud to be its partner.”

– Mamadou Beye, NDPI Board Chairman



Current Assets

  • Grants receivable

    54.07% ($8,000,000)
  • Cash and cash equivalents

    44.62% ($6,601,944)
  • Accounts receivable

    1.23% ($181,732)
  • Prepaid expenses

    0.08% ($12,228)

Fixed Assets

  • Equipment

    46.23% ($52,724)
  • Computer equipment

    49.44% ($56,387)
  • Leasehold improvements

    4.33% ($4,940)
  • *Accumulated depreciation and amortization accounts for -$106,487 Total Net Fixed Assets = $7,564

Other Assets

  • Grants receivable, net of current portion

    0% ($0)
  • Security deposit

    100% ($6,504)

Total Assets


Liabilities & Net Assets

Current Liabilities

  • Grants payable

    97.26% ($7,175,000)
  • Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

    2.57% ($189,816)
  • Deferred rent abatement

    0.13% ($9,652)
  • Accrued salaries and related benefits

    0.04% ($2,615)

Long term liabilities

  • Grants payable, net of current portion

    0% ($0)
  • Deferred rent abatement, net of current portion

    100% ($3,457)

Net Assets

  • Temporarily restricted

    99.91% ($7,422,978)
  • Unrestricted

    0.09% ($6,454)

Total Liabilities


Total Liabilities and net assets


Statements of activities and changes in net assets for the year ended December 31, 2018:

Revenue Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Total
Corporate grant Unrestricted: - Temporarily Restricted: $584,109 Total: $584,109
Net Assets released from donor restrictions Unrestricted: ($1,370,720) Temporarily Restricted: $1,370,720 Total: -
Total Revenue Unrestricted: ($1,370,720) Temporarily Restricted: $1,954,829 Total: $584,109
Program services Unrestricted: ($1,810,897) Temporarily Restricted: - Total: ($1,810,897)
Supporting services Unrestricted: $440,177 Temporarily Restricted: - Total: $440,177
Total Expenses Unrestricted: ($1,370,720) Temporarily Restricted: - Total: ($1,370,720)
Changes in net assets
Unrestricted: - Temporarily Restricted: $1,954,829 Total: $1,954,829
Net assets at beginning of year
Unrestricted: $3,057 Temporarily Restricted: $5,249,331 Total: $5,252,388
Net Assets at the End of Year
Unrestricted: $3,057 Temporarily Restricted: $7,204,160 Total: $7,207,217

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