Workshop on Global Development and Religion in Nigeria
Nigeria’s religious institutions and beliefs shape societal dynamics and norms in many ways, though there is little consensus as to precisely how these roles play out or on their importance relative to ethnic, class, and political affiliations and identities. A large number of faith-inspired organizations, working in diverse development sectors are active throughout Nigeria. This workshop brought together a select group of 10 academic researchers, development practitioners, and policy experts to inform WFDD's research in Nigeria. As part of the Religious Landscapes and Issues for Development Actors: Country Mapping Project, in collaboration with GIZ, aims to explore how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in the many facets of Nigeria’s development, mapping their involvement and particular challenges and opportunities. This was a closed event with attendance by invitation only.