With support from the United States Government, Youth Square Nigeria launches its call for application for the Accountability and Good Governance program for Women. The program aims to build the capacity of young FEMALE leaders in Nigeria on accountability, good governance and local policy development.

Applications are open to young female leaders living and working in Lagos state and Abuja, Nigeria, with interest and knowledge of local governance in Nigeria.

The program will be held in 2 phases:

An intensive 1-day capacity building session in June 2015. The session in Lagos state will hold on Saturday, 20th June 2015 and Abuja session on Saturday, 27th June 2015.
A follow up phase running through the duration of this election tenure (June 2015 – May 2019) which will be mainly online support and discussions.

Applicants eligible to apply to participate in the program must meet the following criteria:

Be a Nigerian female aged between 18 – 35 years old.
Currently residing and/or working in either Lagos state or Abuja.
Passionate about youth development, the role of young women in governance and policy advocacy.
Affiliated with a youth-led or youth-focused organization at the local or national level (those occupying a leadership role have added advantage).
Knowledgeable on issues concerning governance and accountability in Nigeria.
Have enough time and capacity to commit to this project.

Interested applicants who meet all criteria for application are encouraged to complete the application no later than 5PM (GMT+1) on Friday 12th June 2015. For full details on the application process and eligibility requirements, please visit:


Program participants are required to attend the 1-day capacity building session and continue with the program till the end of this governance tenure (till 2019).

For any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact:

By Dotun Roy is a development driven news website with the overall goal of amplifying, promoting and advocating for positive societal change through Sustainable Development advocacy in line with UN SDGs components such as education, environmental sustainability and Climate Change, Human Rights, health, finance, housing, good governance as well as security in Nigeria and across the world.

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