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Vacancies: YIAGA wants to hire you!

JOB VACANCIES IN YIAGA The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic governance and development in Africa. YIAGA is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions; Senior Program Officer Administration & Human Resource Manager Senior Finance Officer Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Position: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER ...

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YIAGA DEPLOYS OBSERVERS FOR THE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION (CVR) IN 260 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS  

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commences the CVR exercise on April 27, 2017 in its Local Government Areas offices in all 774 LGAs of Nigeria. The exercise is designed to update the voter register with the registration of citizens who turned 18 after the last voter registration exercise; or those who couldn’t register in previous CVR exercises. Uncollected ...

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“WE ARE YOUNG BUT WE ARE NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN”: NIGERIAN YOUTHS RALLY FOR POLITICAL INCLUSION

Nigeria’s political history is rapidly changing. Before our eyes, its next chapter is playing out. Young people in Nigeria are saying that their voices matter and they have a right to fully participate in the political processes of their country. They are taking action and demanding that there is nothing about them, without them. On March 30th  2017, the #NotTooYoungToRun ...

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[DOWNLOAD] YIAGA PRE-ELECTION REPORT ON THE 2016 ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS  

  Introduction The 2016 Ondo State Governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 26, 2016[1]. The election is conducted as an out of cycle election due to the Court of Appeal ruling of 2009, which upturned the April 2007 elections owing to irregularities and ordered the swearing-in of the incumbent Governor[2]. The court ruling resulted to the change in ...

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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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UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015 (PART 1)

UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015 (PART 1) Introduction One of the pre-conditions for free, fair and credible elections is a coherent, unambiguous legal framework. This is so because elections are predicated on the viability and potency of a legal architecture anchored on the principles of inclusion, integrity, justice and equity. The Electoral legal framework defines political relationships, creates a ...

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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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