Youth Leadership Development Programme in Nigeria

Youth Leadership Development Programme in Nigeria


More than 70 percent of Nigeria’s population is made up of young people, with estimations of continuous growth in the next few decades. Given this significant number, it is evident that the future of Nigeria is linked to having an informed, skilled, and socially responsible youthful population.

In Nigeria, past events such as the ENDSARS protest in 2020, attested to the ability of young people to utilize their agency and power to effect positive change, as Nigerian youths took charge of the protest to advocate for the Nigeria they want.

It became apparent that young people, when given the right tools and resources could influence important decisions and policies. Learning from the protest, it is important to raise a community of young people who are fully equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to take on more active roles in politics and governance processes and to be change leaders in Nigeria especially as we approach the election year.

About The Youth Leadership Development Programme

The Youth Leadership Development Programme is designed to empower, equip, and support young change leaders who are Nigerian undergraduates under the age of 30, by providing them with the knowledge, abilities, and supportive environment needed for them to become self-leaders who bring long-lasting change to their communities.

The Youth Leadership Programme has never been more pertinent to the present problems being experienced in Africa today, especially those bordering on leadership, active citizenship, and sustainable development, as we approach an election year.

Through the Youth Leadership Programme, youth leadership and activism in Nigeria will be strengthened and enabled through outcomes-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that help youth shape the country’s future long-term development plans.

Programme Components

  • Virtual Training on our Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Participants are onboarded onto the LMS to gain access to the modules. The modules are developed under the three pillars of
    the Youth Leadership Programme; Leadership, Active Citizenship, and Sustainable/Community Development. Participants have 5 weeks to complete the modules.

  • Virtual Community of Practice

  • Participants are incorporated into a virtual community of practice, an online community where learning materials, programme updates, and other opportunities for development are exchanged. Collaboration and information exchange are promoted here.

  • Change Project Pitching Sessions, Mentorship and Implementation

  • The participants will be encouraged to form teams of 3-5 persons who will pitch their proposals for community change projects that tackle social issues. 100 successful teams will be selected to receive funding/subgrants and will also be paired with mentors to further aid their development and influence the excellent implementation of their projects.

    Leadership Debates

    Participants who choose to take part in the debates will also be asked to form teams and submit video entries for the debate competition. The competition will take place in 5 rounds which are: Elimination round 1&2, quarter finals, semi-finals and finals. To further prepare them for the competition, participants will be taught policy accelerator courses by expert professionals, and the goal of this is to build their debating skills and boost their knowledge of civic participation.

    Youth Leadership Conference

    The Youth Leadership Programme will conclude with a physical Debate National Finale and Awards Ceremony. This will be an opportunity to reward participants/teams and institutions for their work over the course of five months.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Youth Leadership Development Programme in Nigeria

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