About Us


Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement.

With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.


We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation.



The Not Too Young To Run is a global movement promoting youth inclusion in politics, transformative leadership and democratic rights. The campaign was initiated by Yiaga Africa to remove age restrictions from the Nigerian constitution to enable young people run for public office.

  • In 2018, Nigeria passed the legislation to reduce the age for running for the President, National and state parliament
Watching The Vote

Watching The Vote

WTV is a citizens movement that leverages technology, data and statistical principles for promoting electoral integrity.

  • Yiaga Africa conducts sample based observation of pre-election, during and post election activities.
  • Yiaga Africa conducts Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for local and national elections in Nigeria experienced in YIAGA AFRICA has deployed international election observation missions to South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and United States.
The Power of 18

The Power of 18

The #ThePowerof18 is a citizen's driven voter mobilization initiative that focuses on recruiting voter education volunteers to support election management bodies in mobilizing first time voters to participate in the electoral process.


Our Board Members


Hussaini Abdu

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