University of Waterloo’s Centre for Peace Advancement will host Chom Bagu, the Nigeria Field Project Manager from Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), as well as other experts for a discussion on peacebuilding initiatives in Northern Nigeria.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 7:00-9:00pm
Conrad Grebel University College, Great Hall, Room 1111
About the Speaker: Chom Bagu joined MEDA to lead their socio-economic development project in Bauchi state, Nigeria with more than 17 years of international development experience. Most of those years Chom was working with both populations and governments on pre and post conflict issues in rural areas. In the last 5 years, Chom’s work has been focused on Boko Haram and Herdsmen/Farmer violence in the field and providing support to governments and INGOs around these two issues. Chom’s interest and belief in community development comes through his active engagement in agriculture development; his experience includes leading a local NGO focused on improving outcomes of farmers and agro processors and auxiliary agribusinesses. He is a director on the board of a micro finance institution in his home district. His qualifications include an MSc in Mass Communication and a B.Sc. in Political Science.