Applications now open for 2024

‘Open Minds - Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme!

Applications now open for 2024 ‘Open Minds - Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme!

The Open Minds - Young Voices Programme (OMYV) is an empowerment programme organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German political foundation. It aims at developing young, motivated and outspoken Nigerians who are working and advocating for social justice and good governance. We look for individuals with great leadership potential in their respective fields who want to shape the society they live in. Successful applicants benefit from educational modules that enhance their knowledge on issues of socio-economic and political relevance in Nigeria. Practical sessions include inputs and discussions on various socio-economical topics as well as skills training on project management, group facilitation, conflict management, advocacy and leadership.

Who Should Apply?

If you are actively engaged in any sector of the society including, but not limited to, trade unions, civil society organizations, political parties, research institutions, administration, educational institutions, and the media; if you have shown commitment to representing the common interest of the Nigerian people – then we are happy to receive your application!

Location and Period of Programme

  • March to November 2024 at Wuse II, Abuja
  • Every second and fourth weekend of the month, for 16 - 18 weekends
  • Saturdays from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm; and Sundays from 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm


Candidates must be:

  •  between the ages of 18 and 32 by the time of application,
  • conversant with socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria,
  • creative, progressive and willing to become change agents,
  • have the potential to be positive role models,
  • able to communicate fluently in English and partake in regular group assignments,
  • resident in Abuja or surroundings and cater for their transportation to/from the training
  • ready to commit to 95% attendance requirement.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants should apply using the link

and include:

  •  an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  •  a Letter of motivation answering the question “How will the programme improve your work for the common good of the Nigerian society?” (500 - 1000 Words).

Deadline is Sunday, December 24, 2023 by 23:59 WAT and kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Qualified women, Persons with Disability are strongly encouraged to apply!

Nigeria Office

P.O.Box. 5142
Wuse, Abuja

Abuja Office
+234 803 899 8708

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