Youth Activists Programme

Despite the large proportion of young people in the Nigerian Society, not much space is given to accommodate Youths in the political arena. Rather, they are increasingly being instrumentalised to support political players through political violence. It is important to re-define the Youth behaviour and roles so as to initiate and contribute to positive change in the Nigerian society.

FES Nigeria introduced the Open Minds, Young Voices- Youth Activist Programme. The annual programme provides groups of young, capable and proactive Nigerians with skills, knowledge and moral values that will equip and encourage them to use their future leadership positions to work and advocate for social justice, good governance and a more peaceful Nigeria.

The programme targets youths between 18 and 33 years from all sectors of the society especially from trade unions, civil society organizations, research institutions, educational institutions and the media. Youth that have shown their commitment to representing the common interest of the Nigerian people. Every second weekend they practice and apply acquired life and professional skills in a conducive space that assist them in the pursuit for social justice and good governance. The youths are exposed to nationally and internationally relevant topics while nurturing a culture of discussion and constructive criticism. The participants learn to respect different views and ideologies and thus spearhead the building of a democratic and pluralistic political culture.

Related News

| Youth Activists Programme | Event

Applications now open for 2023 ‘Open Minds - Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme!


Friday, 18.11.2022 - Hawthorn Suites by Wyndam, Area 11, Garki, Abuja | Youth Activists Programme | Event

The country’s young and vibrant population are in continuous quest for a better thriving environment and in desire for the change they advocate for,…


Thursday, 06.10.2022 - Sunday, 09.10.2022 - K Class Hotel, Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja | Youth Activists Programme | Event

Project management is the application of knowledge, processes, experience, skills, techniques, and funds to project activities to meet the project…


| Youth Activists Programme | Event

Applications now open for 2022 ‘Open Minds - Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme!


Nigeria Office

P.O.Box. 5142
Wuse, Abuja

Abuja Office
+234 803 899 8708

Team & Contact

Job Vacancy


back to top