Press Release

On Monday, November 20, 2006 at about 1:45 PM a group of five gunmen entered the Academic Associates PeaceWorks office compound at 116/118 Woji Road, GRA Phase II, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and killed two individuals.  It is believed that the gunmen were escorted by at least six other accomplices on motorcycles who provided transportation, and blocked access to the street during the operation.
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Objectives of AAPW

To build awareness of the need and possibilities of peace in society.

To empower individuals and groups in building peace, through training and networking.

To develop the framework for the peace process through action-oriented research and intervention in current or potential conflicts.

History of AAPW

Academic Associates PeaceWorks is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered in Nigeria. It was established in 1988.

AAPW has been working in Nigeria and West Africa in the areas of conflict management and peace education since 1992. Track Record & Achievements>>

International Affiliation

We are affiliated with the following International bodies:

  • CCR Cape Town, South Africa
  • Responding to Conflict, Birmingham, UK
  • INCORE, London derry, Northern Ireland
  • Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • European Centre for Conflict Prevention & Transformation, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • US Institute of Peace
  • Search for Common Ground, USA
  • German Technical Cooperation/Multilateral Program (GTZ/MLP)




Department for International Development
Federal Government of Nigeria

United States institute of Peace

Westminister Foundation for Democracy
German Technical Cooperation/Multilateral Program

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