The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2004 with the mission of becoming Africa’s premier development university. As an agent of peace and development, the AUN and the Adamawa Peace Initiative (API) seek to build hope in northeast Nigeria with strategies for peace building and the delivery of humanitarian relief to respond to a famine, which may be the largest ever seen.
AUN has taken the knowledge, skills, and solutions from the university to the larger community where all students must work in a community development project.
Through strong university leadership, the university was well placed to coordinate and lead the establishment of the API in conjunction with local leaders. The university also assumed a similar role with respect to food distribution to the wave after wave of internally displaced who descended on Yola and Adamawa—eventually, more than 300,000.
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