Our Programmes


One parameter for assessing the quality of democracy is the level of vertical and horizontal accountability in the civic space. Public officials and institutions are under an obligation to account for all actions and decisions.In the same vein, citizens’ are duty bound to hold their leaders to account.This relationship enhances openness and public integrity in all ramifications. This program is predicated on the firm belief that accountability and justice are key principles in deepening democratic development.


The focus on youth is informed by our strong desire to harness the potentials of Africa’s largest demographic block for democratic development and social change. YIAGA firmly believes young people possess the skill, intellect, resilience and energy needed to solve Africa’s governance and development challenges.


The legislature is not only a symbol of democracy but also the participatory hub of popular participation. As an arm of government, the legislature avails citizens the opportunity to participate in law making and oversight of the other arms of government. This enhances accountability in public governance.


One feature that distinguishes democracy from other forms of government is the conduct of periodic free and fair elections. Elections are critical to the survival of democracy because they avail citizens the opportunity to exercise their franchise and participate in shaping how their society is governed.

Upcoming Events

ECOWAS Human Rights Day in Liberia

This week, we are partnering with ECOWAS for this historic commemoration of the ECOWAS Human Rights Day in Liberia. We will also be sharing for the first time our Youth Candidacy in Elections in Africa. #ECOWASHRDay2018

Our Directors

Elections Handled
Constitutional Amendment

Our Projects

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that democracy is about participation.
  • We believe that youth participation is a right and not a privilege.
  • We believe youth political participation is an indicator of a country’s democratic development.

Our Strategy

  • A competent, youthful, innovative and highly motivated staff
  • Deployment of ICT and new media technology
  • Partnerships/Collaboration that work: state actors- non state actors-international community


About us

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) aka Youth Action Initiative Africa is a youth-based non-governmental organization that promotes democratic governance, human rights and youth political participation. YIAGA focuses on in-depth research, capacity development and public policy advocacy. Since its inception, the organization has carved a niche for itself as one of Nigeria’s frontline youth civil society organization promoting participatory democracy, human rights and active civic participation.

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