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Business:- Applications Open for Nigeria Youth SDGs Champions Program

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020

The Nigeria Youth SDGs Network (NGYouthSDGs) is on a drive to expand and engage more young people in achieving the 2030 Agenda with a focus on human capacity development and access to decent work.

The Nigerian Youth Network is an alliance of over 200 youth-led/focus civil societyorganisations working together to ensure Nigeria keeps her promise to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both at home and abroad.

The Network is actively providing opportunities for youth-led/focus civil society organizations to make their voice count as they hold government accountable for the SDGs and they raise awareness across communities telling everyone about the Sustainable Development Goals through providing data to track SDGs implementation in Nigeria, ensure collaborations amongst organizations and work closely with government, academia, business, and religious stakeholders to ensure that they achieve the SDGs by 2030.

The Nigeria Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP) was developed by the International Labour Organisation, UNDESA and the  Federal Ministry of Youth Development (FMYSD), as a strategy to respond effectively to the youth employment challenge in Nigeria. The major objectives of the plan are to address fragmentation and harness technical and financial resources for meaningful impact. The plan targets young people between the ages of 18-29 years and details needed actions in support of employment creation for youth in critical economic and social sectors and outlines the financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

Nigeria Youth SDGs Network (NGYouthSDGs) as a partner organization is recruiting youth advocates to raise awareness about the action plan, work with government, private sector and civil society leaders in their states to develop a framework to understand the aspirations of young people when it comes to decent work and evaluate the implementation of SDGs 4 and 7 in their states.

What they are looking for?

  • The Nigeria Youth SDGs Network is always looking for partners to work with in driving accountability and implementing projects for the SDG in line with their vision to create a platform for youth-led/focus civil society organizations to understand their roles, responsibilities, and engagements in advocating and driving accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Nigeria Youth SDGs Network seeks a diverse group of youth champions aged 18 and 30 who are excited about creating access to decent work and the sustainable development of their communities to work with them for the next five months.

For more information, visit https://nigerianyouthsdgs.org/apply-now-sdgs-champions-program/

 Source: FundsforNGOs 

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