The Gideon & Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation is a non-governmental Faith-Based Organization committed to nation building through the promotion of peaceful coexistence, leadership development and social justice for all in Nigeria and Africa. This is regardless of culture, ethnicity, religion or class. 

Image: During the One Day Roundtable consultation, titled Let’s Unite Against Election Violence in Nigeria on February 5th, 2019, an inaugural prayer of dedication for the Peace Foundation was offered by Rev. Stephen PanyaBaba, ECWA President. 

Image: Mr. W. Stuart Symington – US Ambassador to Nigeria delivering his keynote address during the One-Day-Roundtable consultation, titled Let’s Unite Against Election Violence in Nigeria.

Brief History

The seeds were planted in our hearts in 2001 on the need to monitor, document and disseminate sectarian violence from a truth telling perspective. In 2003, the motivation extended to mentoring young people for value-based leadership. In 2008, we began to sense the need to build the capacity of women to become transformational change agents. These evolved over time culminating in the birth of The Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation. The Citizens Monitoring Group (CMG) was the first to come on stream with the publication of “Plateau Under Attack” documenting eye-witness accounts of the January 2010 crises. Transformational mentoring through value-based leadership development (TLDMI) thrust is the second stream which commences in 2020, and African Women Arise Rebuild & Excel (AWARE) is the third stream of the Foundation.


We aim to be a centre of excellence for the promotion of truth, justice, peaceful coexistence and mentoring young and emerging African...


To promote justice and peaceful co-existence through value-based leadership development and providing opportunities for vulnerable communities...