Vision: To promote an inclusive democracy in Nigeria, and indeed Africa, deepened by strong, issue based political parties whose policies serve the interest of citizens. Mission: The Political Parties Leadership and Policy Development Centre builds the capacity of political parties and leaders for an inclusive democracy, serving the needs of citizens by networking with national, regional and global partners, undertaking research, training, conferences and workshops.

  • Political Parties Leadership and Policy Development Centre

    The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru has set up the Political Parties Leadership and Policy Development Centre (PPLPDC). The principal aim of the centre is to help develop capacity of political parties and institutions in order to improve the democratic quality of political engagement. Political parties are crucial for the stability and dynamics of a democratic political system. They provide the platform for citizens to associate with like-minded people, to debate among themselves and across party political divide, and to develop a vision for their societies.

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  • Training Centre and Internet Services

    The training will be provided at a well-furnished training hall of the PPLPDC. Each trainer will be sent by e-mail in advance of their arrival the relevant training module. Hard copies will be issued on arrival in Kuru.

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  • Seminars and Forum

    The training modules were carefully crafted to allow for interaction amongst the trainees and the trainers. This means that it is envisaged to be adeparture from the top-down approach in which the trainer is assumed to have a virtual monopoly of knowledge. The training approach at Kuru adopts the more realistic position that both the trainers and the trainees stand to gain a lot from the experiences and knowledge of one another, so inter-active approach to the delivery of training will be adopted.

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