Our FOCI—Education Advocacy, Social Justice, and Research Consultancy—are direct consequence of the perduring devastations and progressive despoliations of Ijaw people, their ancestral lands and rivers by international governments and foreign firms/corporations with the direct collusion of state—Federal, State and Local—actors or sponsors.
In partnership with international and local organizations state, our Education Advocacy aims to provide holistic knowledge-base to indigent Ijaw people, with a view to increase opportunities.
Stemming from the historical and social scientifically researched realities of Ijaw peoples, our programs—ranging from new and social media media engagements of Ijaw-related events to organized international conferences, workshops, seminars, symposia, or colloquia—bring to bear most, if not the complex layering and nexus of events and various players that shape the history and development of Ijaw peoples as they are found whether in the Niger Delta or in the diaspora.
We understand that the enormity of such as task as ours: to engage the documented and oral histories of the Ijaw peoples and provide new databases of information for individuals, researchers, organizations, and governments. Thus, our methodologies include use of media and new forms of advocacy, conferences and dialogues, collaborative partnerships, various forms of publications. Together, these methods represent, in the simplest of terms, a way sui generis in engaging the special space which the Ijaw people embody throughout history.