About Our Organization

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About us

Yiaga Africa was launched as a student organization in 2007 at the University of Jos, Nigeria and has since established itself as a leading civil society organization in Africa. Since its inception, it has carved a niche for itself as one of Africa’s frontline non-profit organizations promoting participatory democracy, human rights and civic participation.

Our Vision

A people-driven democratic and developed Africa.

Our Mission

To build and support sustainable democracy and development anchored on the principles of inclusion, accountability, and justice through research, advocacy, and capacity development.

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.

Our Programs


In pursuit of its goal of enhancing the quality of elections, Yiaga Africa deploys citizens’ observers to observe the conduct of elections at international and country level.

Legislative Engagement

The Yiaga Africa Centre for Legislative Engagement operates as a think-tank that delivers high quality research and capacity building on legislative practice and procedure.

Citizen's Engagement

Yiaga Africa firmly believes citizens (especially young people) possess the skill, intellect, resilience and energy needed to solve Africa’s governance and development challenges.

Digital Democracy

Yiaga Africa Digital Democracy program seeks to use technology and digital platforms to enhance democratic processes and citizen participation. It involves leveraging digital tools to increase transparency, accountability, and inclusivity in governance, as well as fostering active citizenship through online platforms and digital engagement.

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