Call for Applications: The YOS Civic Innovation Challenge

Call for Applications: The YOS Civic Innovation Challenge

Call for Applications: The YOS Civic Innovation Challenge

Yiaga Africa invites members of its Community of Organizers and young activists to apply for the maiden edition of its annual Civic Innovation Challenge Seed Grant. The Civic Innovation Challenge is launched as part of efforts to strengthen the community of young civic activists and community organizers that Yiaga Africa have trained and mobilized over the years. The Civic Innovation Challenge is open to former graduates of Yiaga Africa’s community of organizers in Nigeria and across West Africa.

Yiaga Africa will issue a grant of $500 respectively to three teams selected from the applications received from members of its Community of Organizers to implement innovative projects and campaigns. We therefore encourage alumni to present innovative projects and campaigns that explore any of the following areas: electoral reform, citizen engagement, democratic renewal, state and society relations, sustainable development.

The Civic Innovation Challenge is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington DC with an aim to promote the institutional development of civic groups, evolve a culture of co-creation and co-implementation amongst civic activists and strengthen the alumni community of the Youth Organization School.

For seven-years, Yiaga Africa through its Youth Organizing School developed special training modules to build a new generation of community organizers across West Africa with the capacity to drive social change and transformation. The school combines the theory and practice of organizing in building the capacity of young activists, youth organizations leaders, and young leaders.

The Civic Innovation Challenge will prioritize applications for innovative projects and campaigns that are result oriented, show demonstrable impact as well as promote learning amongst teams. Alumni are highly encouraged to collaborate and work as a team when applying. 

Link to apply: https://bit.ly/YOSCivicInnovation

Application Deadline: 30th September, 2021

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be

  • Alumni of Yiaga Africa’s Youth Organizing School (YOS)
  • Submit their applications as a Team of 2 or more alumni
  • Participation is also open to eligible applicants from West African countries and Cameroon.
  • Female applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.