Nathaniel Msen Awuapila, fspsp, fiim, FIMC, CMC is Executive Facilitator at Civil Organisations Research Advocacy and Funding Initiatives Development (CORAFID) and Director, CORAFID Centre for Innovation and Research, a non-profit research and advocacy organisation. He has been active in the non-profit sector since the past 25 years and his involvement in the sector covers peace and conflict research, advocacy, capacity building for peace practitioners and peacebuilding organisations, conflict sensitivity, organising gubernatorial debates, and election observation, mentoring and leading networks and organisations. He has worked mainly in Nigeria but with professional engagements extending to Tunisia, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire.
Nathaniel Msen Awuapila has been a frontline actor in the humanitarian sector in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, since 2009. His activities include assessing the conditions of populations of concern, mobilising funds to address humanitarian concerns in communities affected by violent conflict and natural causes, and policy advocacy. He has consulted widely on humanitarian and peacebuilding issues and currently serves on the National Experts Board of RSH being implemented in Nigeria and other African countries by Social Development Direct. He is also a member of the Practitioner Advisory Group for the Data and Displacement Research project being implemented in Nigeria and South Sudan by the University of Warwick in collaboration with University of Ibadan and University of South Sudan. Nathaniel in 2018-2019 chaired the Case Management Group’s Tools and Resources sub-group under the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance (GSSWA). He also chairs the Advisory Board of some organisations and serves on the Board of Trustees of reputable organisations and networks in Nigeria.
Nathaniel’s current engagements are in the areas of climate change and security, farmer-herder conflicts and emerging conflicts in Nigeria and the Sahel Region.