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  • Women and youths are agents of development - Sokoto stakeholders

    As part of efforts to increase women and youth political participation in Sokoto State, Yiaga Africa paid advocacy visits to traditional rulers as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state to discuss opportunities for partnership and how to leverage their offices to encourage more women and youth political participation in the state.

  • Yiaga Africa Institutes NotTooYoungToRun Hubs in Sokoto State

    As part of efforts to increase youth political participation, Yiaga Africa with the support of the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has organized a one-day Town Hall meeting on the Not Too Young To Run movement in Sokoto State.

  • Yiaga Africa Engages Residents of Lagos State on Pushing For Accountability at Local Levels

    The process of good governance does not just involve getting a Permanent Voters’ Card and voting when needed - it also includes demanding accountability from elected officials at all levels. 

    It is this need to ignite civic activism among citizens to improve Nigeria’s democratic process one step at a time that influenced the maiden edition of Yiaga Africa’s Peoples Assembly which took place on the 24th of March, 2022, in Lagos. 

  • Ekiti 2022: Yiaga Charges Journalists on Accurate and Credible Election Reports

    As part of its pre-election activities and advocacy for a credible, peaceful and citizens' driven governorship elections in Ekiti State, Yiaga Africa has called on leadership of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and media cohort in the state to ensure fair, accurate and objective reportage of the upcoming Governorship election.

  • Yiaga Africa Establishes People’s Assembly in Sokoto State

    As part of efforts to bridge the gap between citizens and government, Yiaga Africa has inaugurated the Peoples’ Assembly in three local government areas of Sokoto State to provide a platform for Local Government Officials, faith-based organisations, Youth and Women groups to engage and inform policy decisions at the local level.


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.