Forward in Action for Conservation of Indigenous Species (FACIS)

Identifying, analyzing and setting priorities for participatory actions in Nigeria
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"We are a non-profit and non-governmental organization engaged in baseline and formative research, community mobilization and empowerment, promotion of quality healthcare, environmental education, transformational leadership, and youth interfaith communication."
Traditions
Christianity, Islam
Sub-Traditions
Anglican, Shi'a, Sunni
Number of Members
11
Region
Sub-Region
Western Africa
Location
Bauchi State, Nigeria
Joined URI Network

This Cooperation Circle (CC), based in Nigeria’s Bauchi State, is a non-profit organization working to promote quality health care, environmental education and management, leadership development, and youth interfaith communication and integration. Founded in 2008 as a youth group, the organization has supported grassroots organizations and school groups in identifying, analyzing and setting priorities for participatory actions.

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Youth interfaith seminar and tree planting in secondary schools in Bauchi State

Forward Action for Conservation of Indigenous Species conducted a seminar on youth interfaith dialogue and tree splanting for the protection of environment. This was part of FACIS's 2014 work plan. 5000 thousand youth in Bauchi state will be train in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures this year. This will be conducted simultaniously with peace dialogues, intereactive sessions with religious/community leaders.

FACIS joined other CC's in comomerating the World Golden Rule Day in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria

The Golden Rule Day event was conducted on Saturday April 5th in the famous palace of the district head of Lere, in Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State.

Tafawa Balewa local government area was chosen to be the venue of this year’s commemoration because of the intermittent crisis that keeps occurring for 2 decades. The intermittent crisis created a huge vacuum of misunderstanding and religious disharmony between the Muslims and Christians. This led to having a divided community of Christians and Muslims in Tafwa Balewa LGA. Muslims are now afraid to go to Christian dominated areas and vice versa.  

The Local Government Area (LGA) is one the 20 Local Government Areas in Bauchi State and is known to have an estimated population of 278, 674. The people in the area speak seven (7) different languages and comprises of Christians or Muslims.