The Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF), a youth-based organisation, has announced the commencement of recruitment for its youth fellowship, the Imaginative Futures Working Group (IFWG), which is supported by LEAP Africa, MacArthur Foundation, and Ford Foundation.
According to information made available to HumAngle, the deadline for applications and nominations for the programme is Friday, July 29.
The IFWG Fellowship is aimed at supporting young people in Nigeria for outcome-driven policy engagements by mainstreaming their voices into the development of Nigeria’s agenda, including the National Development Plan (2021-2025) and Nigeria Agenda 2050, and to support the implementation of regional and global policies such as the African Union Agenda 2063, Africa-EU Partnership, AfCFTA, and the UN SDGs.
The youth, aged between 18-35 years, will be trained in regional-level visioning and scenario workshops which would empower them to make sense of the opinions of youth in their respective locales. This will be centred on selected themes, such as agriculture, employment and education, healthcare, ICT and entrepreneurship, climate, change and environment, media, civic participation, sports, and entertainment. The participants have the option of mainstreaming an additional thematic area that is relevant to young people in their region.
The programme is also aimed at producing documents that will be used as advocacy tools.
The Imaginative Working Group will comprise six sub-regional groups consisting of young people from the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. A national group, which will be responsible for contributing to the global, national and sub-regional development of Nigeria, will then be elected and created by members of each regional group.
The Nigeria Youth Futures Fund notes that IFWG fellows will be required to travel to Nigerian states within their sub-regions (which will be selected by the NYFF) for the duration of regional retreats, which the NYFF will organise.
Interested applicants are urged to visit the website of the NYFF to apply or nominate suitable candidates.
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