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Why the AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD)?

For a sustainable developed and innovative Arewa with inclusive growth in today’s world, it takes a spark from within. That is the reason why the AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD) is reaching out to northern Governors, elder statesmen and astute leaders, traditional and religious leaders, and private businesses in the region to implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to a wide variety of the region's challenges, as well as reaching out to professional northerners in the Diaspora and ordinary northerners irrespective of their social class, ethnicity, religious beliefs and even political affiliation to work together for better, safer communities and local development whereby the economic, social, cultural, and environmental resources of the region are harnessed for the betterment of everyone in the region.


The Center is also working with other research centers, universities, polytechnics and other research institutions in the region, in the country and around the globe to explore and share development and research opportunities. With research partners around the world, the ACRD is working hard to provide world-class ideas and strategies for collaboration, innovation and prosperity.

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ACRD Mission -  Pioneering new ideas and strategies that will contribute to the economic growth of the entire Arewa region, to conduct research that will be applied directly to social policy and develop a body of knowledge about social order, economy and change toward regional peace and unity within a safer, environmentally friendly society...Read On

AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD) was founded in June 2016 based on the United Nations (UN) documents of UNCRD - ECOSOC resolutions 1086 C of 18th June 1971 with the vision to achieve sustainable living environment, safe, secure, equitable and inclusive development in harmony with the environment for the people of northern region of Nigeria popularly known in Hausa language as “Arewa”.


This is the era of multilateralism, a knowledge driven economy where global economy is changing, with dwindling of sources and tightening government budgets; and in Nigeria, with continued clamour for restructuring, it is therefore, very necessary for Arewa region to think out-of-the box: strategically and creatively about developing its economy and social growth in the new economy to improve quality of life for everyone in the region. Read More...Read On


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“Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, Arewa region MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. States Governors within the Arewa region must come together to create and adopt the Arewa Regional Economic Plan with emphasis on a balanced approach to development and opportunity for all irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire region. The economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities, collaboration and innovation linking States macroeconomic models with regional development and economic plan termed: Regional Econometric Model”…President ACRD


Strategic Data for Arewa Leaders

Economic development is increasingly an evidenced based process that requires the best data and research tools to stay competitive: important for Arewa Leaders and Organizations.


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Economic Development

A process that depends on collaborative problem solving and decision making; building trusting relationships among key players that transform ideas into action.


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Promoting the development of a high quality multi-year plan that builds on the economic strengths of the entire Arewa region and assist in benchmarking & performance monitoring.


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