The Founders

Chris and Esther Gankon

Chris and Esther Gankon are the co-founders of the International Peace and Development Initiative. A nonprofit organization focused on peace and development advocacy for the Global South (Africa, Asia, and Latin America), beginning with Nigeria. Chris has served as a professor in the Universities in Kenya and Nigeria with a passion for educating the younger generation to understand the intersection between culture, religion, and public governance. He is currently in the USA pursuing a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies, with a particular focus on Public/ Political Missiology and Management/Leadership. Chris also uses social media to communicate with Nigerians in Nigeria and Diaspora about the principles of nation-building. Chris believes that a New and a Better Nigeria is only possible when every Nigerian in Nigeria and Diaspora rise to the responsibility of holding their government and public officials accountable.