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Yiaga Africa announces the call for applications for the Turn Up Democracy Challenge 1.0. The challenge invites young people to submit creative ideas on how to work with policy makers to solve a social problem in their community or innovative ways to promote social cohesion. Background and Eligibility The Turn Up Democracy Challenge 1.0 is...
Call for Application: Facility Management Officer Location: Abuja, Nigeria Application Deadline: September 19, 2023. Type of Contract: Full-time Department: Human Resources and Administration Post Level: Officer Languages Required: English    Duration of Initial Contract: One year initially (Extendable) Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change-makers committed to promoting democratic governance, human rights and...
By Chinemerem Onuorah In the last three years, Africa has witnessed a series of successful military takeovers of governments, with six countries affected, while  Sudan and Sierra Leone experienced inconclusive and failed coup attempts respectively. Traditionally, coup d’etats have been viewed as unconstitutional and violent, instilling fear and apprehension among citizens of the affected nations....
Yiaga Africa has recommended that the Students Loan (Access to Higher Education) Act, 2023 be amended due to ambiguity and numerous challenges posed by the act. The call was made during the one-day Legislative Summit on the Students Loans and Access to Higher Education Act, organized by the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee with support...
By David Mkpume The sudden rise in unconstitutional transitions of power mostly via military coups in the west Africa subregion is a major cause for concern to every advocate of democracy across the world.  The entire West Africa region is currently gripped by potential autocratic or military forces taking over government from democratic elected leaders...
Today, we would like to join the rest of the world to specially celebrate the role that young women and men play as essential partners in change. The International Youth Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and problems facing the world’s youth and how young people can be empowered to provide...
Yiaga Africa and the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly have charged young lawmakers to introduce important and quality legislative bills that will impact positively on their constituents. Young lawmakers were also reminded that the basic tools for making laws is the bill and for them to understand that the quality of legislation...
On July 28, Yiaga Africa presented its report of observation of the 2023 general elections titled, “Dashed Hopes?” at a press conference attended by election stakeholders including members of political parties, civil society organisations, donor partners, security agencies and the media. The comprehensive 90-page, four-part report detailed Yiaga Africa’s election engagement strategy which saw the...
On Monday, Yiaga Africa and WeLead Trust, a youth leadership and advocacy organisation based in Zimbabwe, hosted a Twitter Space event titled “HERSTORY: Amplifying Women’s Voices in Elections.” The conversation featured distinguished young speakers who are politicians and activists from several parts of Africa, each providing valuable insights on fostering youth engagement in politics, the...
Select lawmakers and invited guests at The Convergence 5.0
By David Mkpume The signing of the Not Too Young to Run Bill into law by former President Muhammad Buhari on May 31st, 2018, opened the space for the inclusion of young people in politics. By lowering the age limits for contesting elections, this law enabled young people to begin their political journey early. However,...
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