Kudirat Initiative for Nigerian Democracy

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Kudirat Initiative for Nigerian Democracy (KIND) is an organization with offices in Lagos, Nigeria and East Elmhurst, New York and describes its vision as "An Africa where women and youth are full participants in the continent's social, economic, and political development." [1]




Funding 2001

In 2001 they received a grant from the Westminster Foundation "To part-fund the purchase of a building in Lagos, to be used as a venue for the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy's activities including as a resource centre for community organisations which promote women's and children's rights in Nigeria. A suitable building will be identified and bought in the summer of 2000." [1]

Funding 2005

$10,000 — above

$5,000 — $9,999

$1,000 — $4,999

$10 — $999

2005 Annual Report pdf


"KIND’s main Interlink projects include:"

  • "Vital Voices Leadership Institutes, organized by KIND partners, Vital Voices (VV), an international organization founded by Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton to expand women's political participation. The Leadership Institutes provide skills training, networking opportunities and other support to women leaders in Africa and around the world. (www.vitalvoices.org)
  • "Imagining Ourselves, a project of the International Museum for Women, which aims to create a public platform in which young women leaders and creative thinkers articulate their view of the world they live in and the world they are passionately working to create. As, KIND serves as the project’s Nigeria partner and assists in developing the project’s anthology, virtual exhibit, and in hosting dialogues and iinteractive educational outreach projects. (www.imow.org)" Source


60 Lanre Awolokun Street
Gbagada Phase 2
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 234-1-4727001, 234-1-8902970
Fax: 234-1-5550995

United States
31 -33 82nd Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Tel: (718) 514 3053
Email: info AT kind.org
Web: http://www.kind.org


  1. About page, Kudirat Initiative for Nigerian Democracy, accessed June 2008.