Yiaga Africa @ 13

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This Friday, 7th February 2020, we will be marking 13 years of advocacy, community organising and movement building.


Youth Consultation on Constitution Review and Electoral Reforms

The 9th National Assembly is set to further amend the 1999 Constitution and conduct legislative reforms of the electoral process in the country. In line with this, The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) invites young people from across the country to a one-day national youth consultation on constitution amendment and electoral reforms. This forum will provide an opportunity for the YPF to harness the opinion of the young people and other participants that will form proposals to the National Assembly’s committees on Constitutional amendment and electoral reforms. The main objective of this national youth consultation is to promote active citizens involvement,...


Webinar on Civic Leadership in the Post Pandemic Era

At the moment, the world is focused on reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Countries globally have instituted measures to curb the spread of the virus and to protect their citizens. Several countries have instituted mandatory lockdown and stay at home measures in a bid to minimize crowds and contain the spread of the virus. Hospitals are overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19 patients, and at the same time, they lack resources to manage the overwhelming numbers of cases. Globally, more than 1.3 million cases have been recorded with over 100,000 deaths. Economies around the world are struggling. People are...


Africa’s Youth and COVID-19: Democratic and Development Dimensions

Webinar Zoom, Online

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new world reality redefining the whole concept of human and social interaction with physical distancing identified as one of the major preventive measures. The pandemic continues to ravage the world with more countries in Africa reporting confirmed cases rising to about 27, 385 with 1,297 deaths recorded as at April 24, 2020. COVID-19 has become the game-changer in 2020 and has created a new world culture demanding the re-engineering of the society and forcing the human race to adopt and leverage on new forms of social engagement and interaction. In addition,...


Webinar : COVID-19 and Impact on Upcoming Edo, Ondo Elections

Yiaga Africa organized a webinar on April 7 2020 to explore how best Nigeria could respond to the COVID-19 pandemic vis-à-vis conduct of elections. The webinar attracted participants from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), academia, development partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). It provided an opportunity for stakeholders to reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on elections timetable and election management and avert constitutional crisis that may arise as a result of the limitations imposed by the spread of the pandemic. In the course of the deliberations, participants identified a wide range of issues for consideration that...

Democracy E-Talks Series : Conversation on Future of Democracy in Nigeria

The rising threats to democracy across the world have left most democratic nations struggling to preserve and sustain the promise of democracy.  Over the last two decades, African countries have experienced democratic transitions with the conduct of regular elections. However, this has not translated to sustainable development, democratic leadership and strong institutions. More worrisome is the rise of polarization and populism during elections. For both new and older democracies, the challenge of preserving the fabrics of democracies are apparent and the opportunities for revival will be dependent on the ability to influence the level of citizens satisfaction with democracy. Notably,...