The Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa), formerly known as the Niger Delta Professionals for Development (NIDPRODEV), is a Nigerian non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in the Niger Delta since 1999.

LITE-Africa develops and implements high impact, community centred programmes that fall within the thematic areas of Governance and Human Rights, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health, and Humanitarian Support Services. Specifically, our projects include marginalized groups such as women, young people and People with Disability (PWD)

LITE-Africa also provides consulting services to businesses through its corporate arm christened, ‘’Private Sector Engagement in Development’’ (PRISED). Since 2006, we have been collaborating with members of the corporate pillar, government and the security sector in the Niger Delta to advocate for the implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in the extractive industries.

Each of our programmes builds off past programmes to strengthen, expand, deepen and implement lessons learned. This approach allows beneficiaries to address their needs and gain maximum benefits from our programmes.

LITE-Africa’s existing programmes adds value to donor interventions because of our wide reach and measurable outcomes. This also allows the organisation inform the work of policy makers, government officials, development agencies and extractive industries (with respect to Corporate Social Responsibility).

LITE Africa’s vision is to create a safe space for peace and development.

LITE-Africa’s mission is to facilitate sustainable peace and development, promote human rights and participatory governance in Nigeria through partnerships, advocacy engagement, public awareness and capacity building initiatives

Aims & Objectives

  • To facilitate dialogue, strengthen co-existence and create a safe platform for difference and diversity amongst stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond
  • To enhance capacities of youth, women and People with Disability (PWD) in livelihoods and income generating activities
  • To create an enabling environment that promotes economic investment and development activities in Nigeria and beyond
  • To create awareness and build capacities of stakeholders on their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Nigeria and beyond
  • To strengthen the capacities of women, youth, CBOs and CSOs on leadership and good governance