Category Archives: The Convergence Vol. 2

30 Jul
0

New Faces of Youth in Nigerian Parliament

…as young legislators emerge speakers, and principal officers. The excitement and fulfilment that followed the emergence of young legislators under the age of 35 as speakers and other principal officers in some state houses of assembly can only be compared ...

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30 Jul
0

Young Lawmakers Adopt Young Parliamentarians Forum

At The Convergence 2.0, the newly elected legislators pledgedto deepen participatory democracy and public governance usingthe Young Parliamentarians Forumas a platform for legislative accountability and civic participation. The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), established in 2016, is an appendage of the ...

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30 Jul
0

The Role of Civil Society in Consolidating on the Emergence of Young Leaders in Nigeria’s Political Space

Some weeks ago, at an event organised for young community organisers by YIAGA AFRICA, a veteran in the development and civil society space talked about events that shaped Nigeria’s journey to democratic rule. In his discussion, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, Ford ...

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30 Jul
0

“Be Instruments of Change”

Keynote Remark by Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, US Ambassador to Nigeria, at The Convergence 2.0. Download The Convergence magazine (volume 2) HERE. I think it is time to change your name. What should the name be now? Not Too Young To ...

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30 Jul
0

The Convergence is a Journey

The background to The Convergence 2.0 was, first, with the success of ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement and the emergence of young elected legislators across Nigeria. Severalyoung people were inspired to actually run for office because the constitution reduced the ...

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30 Jul
0

YIAGA AFRICA’s Innovative Approach to Supporting Young Lawmakers

When YIAGA AFRICA organized a debate for university students last year—under its Youth Affirmative Action project in partnership with Ford Foundation—one of the questions debaters deliberated on was—“Are Nigerian Youths Competent?” Some participants were of the view that only few ...

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