Youths Civic Engagement

Youths Civic Engagement

Leadtots Development Initiative is seeking young people who are passionate about developing themselves and contributing to the Inclusive society in North-East Nigeria to apply for her “Nothing About Us, Without Us” Youth Civic Engagement Program with support of National Endowment for Democracy, USA.


The Youth Civic Engagement Program is designed to ensure that youth and young women are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively participate and contribute to the governance process of their communities.
The Academy contains numerous modules delivered by experienced and seasoned experts pulled from the development sector.
The opportunity is targeted at youths and women in tertiary institutions, political parties and youth/women–focused organizations who seek to build their Leadership and civic participation capacities; strengthen their networks for an increased youth participation in governance through advocacies, media activities, voter education, civic engagement and get to have their voices heard in the promotion and implementation of youth and women development program.
You might be the best candidate for this program. The hybrid learning program is designed to run virtually and physically from March to May, 2022.


Open to youths, especially young women, between the ages of 17 and 35, and residing in the North-East Nigeria. While Passion is a major criteria for selection, higher priority will be given to female applicants participants who are Student Leaders in Tertiary Institutions, Youth or women affiliated with an Organization in the region. PLWDs and Youths in Journalism will also be given special priority in selection.
NB: Past participants of the program and DE Watson Leadership Academy are not eligible for this program
Application Deadline: 24th February, 2022

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Organizational Affiliation

Capacity/Community Relevance

Affirmation of Commitment

If selected, you will be expected to work with other youth leaders to first undergo at least a 4 days training at a location outside your place of residence and subsequently serve your community under the Youth Political Hotspot to advance the cause of good governance in Nigeria. This commitment will require your time, effort and sometimes your finance.