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About IPCR

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution(IPCR) was established in February, 2000. The Institute is under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is primarily a research centre, a think-tank and an agency to strengthen Nigeria’s capacity for the promotion of peace and conflict prevention, management and resolution.

Our Mission Statement
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IPCR Bulletin

Framework for Mainstreaming Peacebuilding

Strategic Conflict Accessment of Nigeria

Democracy Monitor



IPCR building

Since independence Nigeria has played a major role in peace advocacy & conflict resolution. The country has an impressive record of participation in peace making, peace-building and peace keeping. Nigeria can improve on her past performance through a more indebt study of the understanding of conflict situations, their historical causes as well as the dynamics and social forces that sustain them.   Read more..


Our Projects
  • The constitutional approach to the resolution of citizenship related problems in Nigeria.
  • Intervention Programmes in Mambilla Plateau, Taraba.
  • Framework for Mainstream Peace Building in development programming in Nigeria.
  • National Peace Policy
  • National Action Plan (NAP) on the Strategic Conflict Assessment (SCA) of Nigeria


Dr. Joseph Habila Ponzhi Golwa was born on the 14th of December, 1956 in Kanke L.G.A of Plateau State, Nigeria. He is married with 5 children. Dr Joseph Habila Ponzhi Golwa started his education at Sudan United Mission(SUM), Primary School, Amper, Plateau state and his Secondary School at Government Secondary School, Katsina Ala, Benue state where he moved on to Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) Zaria. Read more..

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