Youth Organizers from YIAGA Youth Organizing School (YOS) Class of 2017

OPACE Season 6 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

YOUTH ORGANIZING SCHOOL

ORGANIZING FOR POLICY ADVOCACY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (OPACE Season 6

YIAGA AFRICA announces the call for applications from young people between the ages of 18 – 30 years for its annual Youth Organizing School (YOS), the keystone of its program is to empower youth for effective policy advocacy (EMPLAY).

The Youth Organizing School is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington DC, with an aim to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of youth organizations in organizing as a leadership practice, formulating policies and implementing advocacy activities promoting democratic values and principles in West Africa. The School will place emphasis on legislative, political and regional institution engagement with an overall goal of sustaining responsible youth civic engagement for inclusive governance and democracy.

Over the course of five days, YIAGA AFRICA will facilitate a training of trainers (ToT) with sessions on policy development and law making, direct action organizing, policy advocacy, non-violent change, scenario planning, coalition building, community mobilization, gender mainstreaming, and digital organizing.

Through this training, YIAGA will strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of youth organizations in formulating policies and implementing advocacy activities promoting democratic values and principles in West Africa. It will place particular emphasis on legislative and regional institution engagement, Advocacy Campaigns, Community Mobilization and Leadership, Organizing and Action. Approximately 40 selected West African youth activists, including online bloggers, will attend the Youth Organizing School. YIAGA will organize a special session on digital advocacy for bloggers.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be

  • 18 – 30 years of age;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Committed to travel to attend the Youth Organizing School and attend all five days of YOS.
  • Applications are open to Nigerian citizens resident in all 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Participation is also open to eligible applicants from across the West African countries and Cameroon who possess valid travel documents.

TO APPLY

Application starts: 21st March 2019

Application starts: 21st March 2019

Application Deadline: 5th April 2019

Communication to selected candidates: 10th April 2019

To apply click here

For further enquiries, kindly contact Ibrahim Faruk on (+2347037879209) or [email protected] or Efe Ozugha on (+2348130557662) or [email protected]  

Application is Free.


YIAGA AFRICA is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human right, accountability, and youth participation. YIAGA is driven by its core vision of being a pacesetter organization advancing democracy, human rights, youth participation and accountability in Africa. YIAGA focuses on in-depth research, capacity development, and policy advocacy. Since its inception, the organization has carved a niche for itself as one of Nigeria’s frontline civil society organization promoting participatory democracy, human rights, and active civic participation. Check out our website www.yiaga.org, and our social media pages @YIAGA on twitter, facebook, Instagram and linkedin NED is a private, nonprofit foundation based in Washington DC, USA. NED is dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. www.ned.org

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