A Nigerian local community program that prevents conflicts between Christians and Muslims, and uses sports to prevent young people from joining terrorist groups, has won the annual prize for Inter-religious peacebuilding from the London-based international Peace Direct organization. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London and Washington, DC on Friday, December 9, 2016.
The American University of Nigeria-led Adamawa Peacemakers Initiative (AUN-API) was one of three winners out of 244 entrants from 61 countries. The Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award includes a $10,000 grant to be used to further the recipients’ peace work.
Read more about the Adamawa Peacemakers Initiative.