There are many projects ACADI would be embarking on, such as intervention in Drug Demand Reduction, Malaria Intervention program, Sexual and Gender Based Violence as well as Empowerment Programs. The first Pilot project of the Anglican Compassion and Development Initiative is the Nigerian Anglican War Against Drug Abuse and Addiction. Drug abuse and addiction is steadily growing within Nigerian Communities and if not tackled will soon reach epidemic proportions. The Church of God has the mandate to take the message of salvation to all persons, and this includes those who are being tempted to indulge in drug use and abuse and also, those who are already deep in abuse and addiction of substances. As a response of the Church, The Primate of All Nigeria, tasked the Governing Council of ACADI with developing the strategic framework called NAWADA. It has its objectives of:
1. Networking: To create a platform for identifying and networking Nigerian Dioceses and relevant stakeholders for prevention of drug abuse and addiction and rehabilitation for those in need.
2. Capacity Building: to enhance the capacity and ability of stakeholder groups of the CON to take meaningful steps to eliminate the incidence of abuse and addiction to drugs and harmful substances
3. Partnership Building: to seek and engage opportunities for building partnerships with like-minded organizations and government agencies
4. Resource Development: To develop and disseminate resources needed to educate, sensitize and inform communities, families, volunteers and stakeholders as appropriate for the efficient NAWADA implementation
5. Volunteering Development: To create opportunities for Anglicans to volunteer and be trained to participate actively in reaching Nigerian communities and families with messages and services towards reducing the incidence of drug abuse and addiction.
The menace of drug abuse has reached an epidemic proportion and, thus, requires concerted efforts by all. Drug trafficking and use are not only a threat to security, governance and development of a nation but also to the health of its citizenry.” An editorial published by the highly respected Guardian newspaper on 19 September 2021 has also noted as follows, “Trafficking in dangerous hard drugs, and abuse of narcotic substances is one problem that is showcasing a potential to destroy this country unless, of course, the country can destroy the phenomenon first”
ACADI is to act in a more organized, systematic and sustained manner to intervene and contribute significantly to overcoming the daunting challenges facing our families, communities and the nation as a whole.