The Mitigation of Violence in Elections (MOVE) for 2015 elections in
Nigeria was coordinated by the International Foundations for Electoral Systems
(IFES). The aim is to decrease the potential for outbreak of violence before, during
and after the 2015 elections.
CHDST was the partner organization in the Niger Delta which is in the SOUTH SOUTH
ZONE of Nigeria comprising of 6 states. CHDST designed projects that strengthened
existing conflict mitigation and mediation platforms in the zone, identified hot
spots and devised appropriate intervention strategies. Some of the strategies
included town hall meetings which were held in each of these locations with seasoned
personalities educating the electorates on effective ways of mitigating various
forms of violence during the elections. There was street theaters performances, IEC
materials distributions among others.