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ARDA Treads the Boards

Executive Director, ARDA, Alison Data Phido Executive Producer, ARDA, Femi Jarrett ARDA Staff, Priscilla Fiberesima (left), Vivian Effiong, Femi Jarrett, Cast, The Wives Revolt, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Toritseju Akiya Ejoh,  Toyin Oshinaike, and ARDA Staff,  Ajemina Ogan, Ayotunde Adeola Akisan On Stage: Toyin Oshinaike (left), Albert Akaeze and Koko (Zara Udofia-Ejoh) Sometimes, a task seems so daunting…
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Check Out Pictures From Our Stage Production, ‘The Wives’ Revolt’

Executive Director, ARDA, Alison Data Phido (Left), Executive Producer, ARDA, Femi Jarrett, and Director, The Wives Revolt, Toritseju Akiya Ejoh Program Officer, ARDA, Ajemina Ogan (left), Cast, The Wives Revolt, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Albert Akaeze, Executive Director, ARDA, Alison Data Phido, Cast, The Wives Revolt, Toyin Oshinaike, and Director, The Wives Revolt, Toritseju Akiya Ejoh    On…
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ARDA Presents ‘The Wives’ Revolt’ By J.P Clark

ARDA, the foremost Development Communication NGO in Nigeria, with over 20 years of changing norms and behaviours through drama and entertainment, is excited to celebrate International Women’s Month with the production of The Wives’ Revolt, a stage play by the literary icon, JP Clark.

Uncomfortable Conversations

They say nothing stays hidden under the sun. One day you’re having a conversation about something unrelated and all of a sudden a deep family secret, or even just a truth that nearly everyone else but you knew is revealed. This was how Jessica found out that she had been circumcised as a child.

ARDA Staff Gives Peace Talk to Youth

ARDA staff were invited to give a talk about peace and the dangers of Fake News and Hate Speech to young people at the 13th Tri-Adepoju Memorial Lecture and Peace Summit in Lagos, Nigeria. Our Project Coordinator, Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola and Program Officer, Ajemina Ogan represented ARDA at the event, with Ms. Ogan giving the talk…
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Radio and Peace: two sides of a coin

In a prison in the West African country of Mali, journalist Hassan Ngeze serves a 35-year prison sentence. His crimes include conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide; complicity in genocide; and crimes against humanity (persecution, extermination and murder). Ngeze was one of the key figures behind the Rwandan genocide.…
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ARDA Staff Speaks at Social Media Week

Our Project Coordinator, Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola spoke at the 2019 Lagos Social Media Week on a panel entitled “A Thousand Lives: How Stories Affect Social Change.” The panel was coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter).

ARDA News Review: Cocoa as a Source of Clean Energy

When we think about the cocoa plant, the first thought that is likely to come to mind is chocolate and its many associated products: cocoa powder, chocolate flavourings and even cocoa butter. It is hard to imagine that the cocoa plant could also serve as a solution to one of the world’s biggest ongoing problems…
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The Bitter Side of Chocolate

July 7th was World Chocolate Day, which got us at ARDA thinking about cocoa, the raw material for chocolate. The majority of the world’s cocoa – thirty percent of it, to be exact – is produced by Ivory Coast, which produces about 1.5 million metric tonnes of cocoa annually. Chocolate is made from cocoa seeds,…
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ARDA Attends International Storytelling Conference

Earlier this month, ARDA’s Project Coordinator; Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola set off for Sydney, Australia to attend and present at the ‘Sydney International Storytelling conference’. She has since returned but is still basking in the excitement of the conference and all it stands for. The Sydney International Storytelling conference focuses on the tradition and practice of Oral…
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