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Ibrahim Faruk
Programme Manager, Governance and Development
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Ibrahim Faruk has over 10 years’ experience in democracy, good governance and cross-cutting fields with his areas of specialization and interest including but not limited to social movements, community organizing, indigene-settler conflicts, citizen and youth participation in democracy and governance, and gender issues.

At Yiaga Africa, Ibrahim has built the capacity of over 200 organizers in Nigeria and across West Africa who have been instrumental in leading advocacy campaigns and movements in their communities. His work has contributed to increasing the participation of youth in Nigeria’s political system through the Not Too Young To Run movement which successfully amended the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Ibrahim was born in Jos, Plateau State, where he also received his education. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Jos (2008) and a Master’s degree in Conflict Management and Peace Studies from the University of Jos (2015). 

Ibrahim is a regular contributor to national discourse through his appearances on TV and radio and his opinions which have been published nationally and internationally.

 

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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.