Konesens Development-Nigeria is a Nigeria-registered NGO that supports sustainable peacebuilding initiatives through research, capacity-building, trade and other support services.
KD-Nigeria is launching Project PEACE, an inter-religious initiative that seeks to support sustainable livelihoods for women entrepreneurs. Specifically, the project will provide capacity building support and access between women interested in becoming part of the tourism and hospitality supply chain and buyers in the sector
Pictured above: While still in its embryonic stage, women from Jos, Nigeria inform the community-led initiative regarding relevant future inclusion- and equity- building activities.
Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba has been the Convener of the Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue in Nigeria, which has hosted over 350 participants from more than 10 countries annually, and the founder of the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation in Jos, Nigeria. A talented leader, he was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Valencia College’s “Conversations for Peace Conference”, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, USA, where he shared comments on The Role of Education in Peacebuilding.
In a bid to make a difference and impact her community and the world at-large, Patience M. Tarhule is currently the Community Partnership Coordinator for Konesens Development-Nigeria. She builds and strengthens network with community service organizations and government agencies in Nigeria with the focus of peace building and women’s empowerment. She is also the Benue State coordinator for New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (NEEDCSI) since 2019. As the NEEDCSI State Coordinator, she has introduced and established Peace Education and Leadership Program in schools in Benue State.
Patience served as an Interfaith Youth Ambassador for United Religions Initiative and an Organizing Secretary for the Benue State team of Model United Nation Development Organization International in 2018. She worked with Intra-Health International Initiative on a UNICEF Child protection systems strengthening project on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Benue State from 2013 -2014. Patience is passionate about bringing change to the society, inclusion of women in leadership positions, improved standard of living for the most marginalized and desires a society where peace becomes a way of life. She loves meeting people, travelling and watching movies.
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