About – AAIPSDS

WHO WE ARE

Welcome to AAIPSDS website. The website provides you with the opportunity to access our varied programmes, research agenda, publications, community engagement and our strategic partners among others.  The website also provides opportunity for you to support a rebranding as a Center of excellence. AAIPSDS has been re-positioned as an independent, forward-looking institute whose vision is to be nationally, regionally and globally responsive to the needs and challenges confronting mankind in a world that has been bedeviled with a myriad of conflicts, violence terrorism and developmental challenges.  Our desire is to be a Pan-African Center of excellence working with strategic partners in re-vitalizing the teaching, learning and studies of Peace, conflict, Peace- building education and practice in Africa.  AAIPSDS provides an atmosphere of fostering critical thinking, creativity, discovery, service and application through education scholarship, research and engagement.  AAIPSDS is located in Minna, the capital of Niger State, Nigeria at the foremost, Niger State University of Education, Minna.  It is about 145 kilometers by road from Abuja, the Federal Capital of Minna.  “Minna” is the corruption of the Gwari word “Myina” meaning to spread fire”.  Minna began to assume the shape of a colonial urban centre and Northern terminal with the construction of the Kano-to-Baro railway (in 1911 and the extension of the Lagos-to-Jebba railway line in 1915.  It is just 58 kilometers away from Zungeru, which was the location of the headquarters of the Northern protectorate.  Although, the predominant ethnic group in Minna is Gwari, it has become the melting pot of diverse ethnic groups.

AAIPSDS as an Institute is committed to producing graduates who are grounded in the theory and practice of conflict, peace building, but also creative and thoughtful citizens who are essential for making positive contributions to the development and transformation of our country and continent.

Please browse freely through our web pages for information as a prospective student or partner

Dr. Diamond Preye Nebechukwu

                           DIRECTOR