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Press Release: NIGERIANS DEMAND FOR A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT BETWEEN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND CONSTITUENTS

As part of our efforts to deepen legislative accountability and citizens’ participation, YIAGA under its Young Legislators Accountability Project (YLAP) supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) conducted a Constituents Needs Assessment to assemble empirical data on the expectations and needs of constituents vis-à-vis promises made by legislators during elections. The assessment further examines strategies for effective ...

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OSIWA: CALL FOR PROPOSALS, 16 DAYS TO GO

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it ...

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Press Release: Parliament of Sierra Leone Inaugurates Youth Caucus

The Parliament of Sierra Leone has inaugurated the Young Members of Parliament Caucus (Young MPs Caucus) as part of its efforts to increase the quantitative and qualitative participation of young people in the parliament. The inauguration of the youth caucus is an affirmation of the parliament’s commitment in addressing the issue of youth underrepresentation and low citizens participation in parliamentary ...

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#YLAPNG: Building a new Social Contract, Forging effective relationship between legislators and constituents

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has launched its first project for 2016 titled  ‘Young Legislators Accountability Project #YLAPNG’ to deepen democratic accountability and bridge the gap between the constituents and the legislature in the 8th National Assembly. The emphasis of this new project is on the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: YIAGA LAUNCHES THE YOUNG LEGISLATORS ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (#YLAPNG)

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians invites the general public to the official media launch of the Young Legislators Accountability Project (#YLAPNG). #YLAPNG is a project designed to enhance legislative accountability through effective citizens’ participation whilst building a cohesive young ...

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UNMC, OSIWA BUILD CAPACITY OF WEST AFRICAN MEDIA PRACTITIONERS ON SDGS

United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) in collaboration with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has put together a 2-day intensive training for the media professionals across West Africa on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  According to Hilary Ogbonna, the UNMC, Acting Regional Coordinator for Africa, having identified the role of media in disseminating information, it has become imperative for us as ...

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Apply: Open Society Youth Fellowship 2015

Dotun Roy The Open Society Youth Fellowship 2015 is here. This fellowship supports young activists and organizers as thought leaders and allies in crafting solutions and new youth-focused approaches to open society challenges. The Fellowship is open to any young person (under 30) to apply directly following the instructions on the Open Society Foundations website. Youth Fellows should take advantage of ...

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