The IRP Abuja Project was a collaboration between the University of Oxford (UK) and the Development Research and Project Centre (dRPC, Nigeria). The project started in October 2010 and lasted until September 2012. Religious faith and its institutions are of unparalleled significance in Nigerian society today. Exploring their functions and dynamics therefore helped to identify entry points for policy interventions not only in the area of conflict resolution, but also in the area of socio-economic and human development. The project encompassed two overarching thematic goals: the mapping of Islamic actors in the north of Nigeria; and analysing the dynamics of inter-faith relations between Muslim groups, and between Muslims and Christians.
Research reports can be downloaded at:
Website University of Oxford: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/nrn
A book publication with publisher James Currey is being prepared (eds. Raufu Mustafa & David Ehrhardt)