• Advocacy training (3)
  • creating linkage
  • Harvesting water hyacinth
  • Patani-women folding fish net
  • Sensitization
  • teenager undergoing training on water hyacinth handcraft during the Teenager Camp in Yenagoa (3)
  • teenager undergoing training on water hyacinth handcraft during the Teenager Camp in Yenagoa (5)
  • Alternative Livelihood to bunkering and artisanal refining
  • Artisanal refinary
  • Artisanal refinary2
  • Artisanal refining site
  • Asu Ekiye Addressing the Chairman, House Committee on Justice, Ho. Bernard Kenebai demanding the State Assembly support for the VAPP2
  • Bar. Harcourt Epke, Barr. T.Y. Abasi, Inatimi Odio, Hon. Pulu Zifawei, Barr. Dise Ogbise (left to right)
  • contribution during town hall meeting
  • Crude Oil deposit for refining
  • Cutting palm fruit
  • FACE Story collection team
  • Fetching water from the river
  • Inatimi Odio, Executive Director (FACE Initiative Addressing the contingent, while demanding the adoption of the VAPP
  • Inatimi Odio, Executive Director (FACE Initiative Addressing the contingent, while demanding the adoption of the VAPP3
  • Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Livelhood - mending fishing net
  • livelihood - cassava processing2
  • Livelihood - oil processing
  • Livelihood - trading on imported fish
  • Livelihood diving water snail
  • Rally2
  • slider
  • Washing in the River
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About Us

FACE Initiative was founded in 2010 and was incorporated with the Cooperate Affairs Commission in Abuja on July 4th, 2013 (CAC/IT/NO 62317). FACE Initiative was established to strengthen local civic agencies to bridge the obvious gap between the grassroots and their representatives at various level of governance that has resulted in top-down development that further disempower vulnerable groups, especially women and youths.FACE Initiative work to create opportunities for grassroots participation in decision making process to strengthen the fragile peace in the Niger Delta to enhance peace and sustainable development in the region.

Where we work

FACE Initiative has worked in over 200 communities in AkwaIbom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States,in the Niger Delta, including communities at the forefront of oil production with different dynamics.

Capacity building for marginalised group
We build capacity and mentor marginalised groups especially women and youth in life skills, gender, civic rights and responsibilities, leadership, advocacy, alternative livelihood etc., to enable them take their rightful places to reduce inequality and poverty.

Promote participatory approaches
FACE Initiative employ participatory approaches including, Sustainable Livelihood Appraisal, Gender Need Assessment, Participatory Learning and Action to help communities build consensus on their development agendas. We facilitate communities to put on the gender lens in all aspect of development planning and implementation to promote community ownership, cohesion amongst different stakeholder groups and promote peace and sustainable development.

Supporting institutionalisation and capacity building
Responsive institutions are lacking in the grassroots in the Niger Delta. We stimulate responsive civic agencies in the grassroots by strengthening and or facilitating communities to set up functional groups (advocacy groups, women cooperative groups, youth groups, environment clubs etc.) to mobilise stakeholders support for their development agenda. FACE Initiative achieve this by equipping community institutions with necessary knowledge and skills sets on good governance, conflict resolution, human rights and development planning.

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We envision a progressive, healthy and cohesive society where every stakeholder group actively contribute to decision that affect their lives without discrimination of persons based on gender, culture, religion and or political affiliations.

To build capacity of marginalized groups especially women and youth on self development and participation in decision making process, so the they can actively contribute to economic development, social justice and a healthy living environment in their community.

To build capacity of marginalized groups to help them become economically secured, self-confident, healthy, and adequately skilled members of the society. To promoteparticipatory approaches in development agenda setting,Read More

Our strategy – How change happen and how Face Initiative has touched lives with support from our donors in pictures and videos.

Board of Trustee Members

  • Nalagua Chris Alagoa
  • Mrs. Watari Lucy Nelson
  • Dr. OtonyoGbungurukumo Inatimi

Management Staff

FACE Initiative is made of dynamic team with expertise from different field.




Inatimi has a Post Graduate Diploma in Administrative Management and a Higher National Diploma in Office Information Management. Read More



Bogofanyo is a graduate of History. She has had over 5 years working experience in electronic and print media, and about 5 years in gender development. Read More




Ngonabo Mary Ikuromo (Administrative Officer) - Ngonabo has a Higher and National Diploma in Administrative Management. Read More





Princess Olaladiza Abah-MArcus (Finance Officer) Princess is a graduate of Accountancy and had a Certificate in Management from the Nigerian Institute of Management.Read More




Alfred has a National and Higher National Diploma in Business Administration. He served as an Administrative Officer for 5 years in the Akassa Development Foundation. Read More




Ayebakuro is a graduate of Environmental Health. He also possesses a National Diploma in Computer engineering. He has over seven-year experience working in the CSO sector, promoting good governance, Read More