Madam Temitope lamidi
president, WAANSA Nigeria
Former President, Waansa Nigeria
Who We Are
The West African Action Network on Small Arms- Nigeria (WAANSA-NIGERIA) is the National movement against gun violence, linking civil society organizations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
WAANSA-NIGERIA supports efforts to make people safer by reducing demand for such weapons, improving firearm regulation and strengthening controls on arms transfers. Through research, advocacy and campaigning, WAANSA-NIGERIA members are promoting local, national, regional and global measures to strengthen human security.
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What We Do
— POLICY & ADVOCACY: We advance policy reforms and better programs through evidence-based advocacy.
Waansa Nigeria advocates and educates on behalf of the peacebuilding field to ensure conflict prevention, violence reduction, and peacebuilding evidence produce better policy, programming, and legal frameworks. We work with the Nigeria Parliament and other civil society organizations to advocate for peacebuilding priorities in legislation and funding; provide expertise and advise government agencies and donors on peacebuilding and conflict prevention best practices and programs rooted in evidence; and build national and regional coalitions of technical experts through our networks to fill research gaps and showcase innovations.
— LEARNING & EVALUATION: We support a more rigorous culture of Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation to generate evidence-based standards.
Through our cutting-edge Learning & Evaluation program, Waansa Nigeria is leading the peacebuilding field to embrace a more rigorous evaluative culture. This requires building capacity to capture high quality, actionable data; encouraging the field to become more evidence-based; and making a stronger case for peace through research efforts to synthesize impact and translate knowledge.
— PARTNERSHIPS & CAMPAIGNS: We build strength across sectors to mobilize momentum for peace. Waansa Nigeria Public Partnerships work
Waansa Nigeria Public Partnerships work aims to elevate the public profile of peacebuilding and mobilize broad based public support for peaceful action to reduce conflict and violence. Waansa builds partnerships by convening Peace in Nigeria Conference Every Year, Community Campaign Against Gun Violence and expanding the professional network for the field; and creating coalitions that drive innovation and advance practical solutions.
Waansa Nigeria organizes Seminars, workshop and awareness Campaign against gun violence as a strategy to reach its diverse stakeholders in the community as a way of promoting peaceful coexistence. The core goal of the Organization is promotion of interaction and transformative dialogue between stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to help Strengthen a peaceful Nigeria.