Nigeria Youth SDGs Network (NGYouthSDGs) registered as Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative is a youth-led and youth-serving civil society organization working with youth leaders and youth groups to advocate for meaningful youth engagement in policies and programs for youth to lead and thrive.

With a focus on policies and programs that will enable young people to lead and thrive, we work with youth groups, youth stakeholders like the government, international and national development partners, the private sector, academia, and the press to amplify the voices of youth and facilitate their meaningful participation in the developmental agenda of their country.

Our Vision

A Nigeria where young people are aware of their rights and their power to lead change, working with decision-makers and stakeholders to build programmes and policies that will help youth to lead and thrive.

Our Mission

A youth-led civil society organisation advocating for meaningful youth engagement in policy and programmes that will enable youth in Nigeria to lead and thrive.

Our Focus

Investing in the human capacity development of the younger population is pivotal to creating a nation with a shared purpose that inspires sustainable development. NGYouthSDGs’ tailor-made programs for youth champions and volunteers across Nigeria helps build a network of socially conscious leaders willing to work across tribal and religious divides for the betterment of their communities, states, and the nation.

Young people and women are taking up productive livelihoods and employment opportunities that contribute to their household income and the economies of their communities. We identify policies that will enable the labour market participation of youth and work with government and youth stakeholders for their implementation.

Access to decision-makers and engaging in active citizenship is for young people to develop their personal and collective leadership and participate in nation-building. NGYouthSDGs believes that the participation of young people in civic duties creates national pride and is the bedrock for engagement in active citizenship. We provide opportunities for young people to interact with decision-makers in their communities, states, and the nation on issues that are important to youth.

Our Systems

Leadership & Resource

Building thought leaders in the youth and sustainability space.

Programs & Project

Implementing projects promoting youth actions and empowering member organizations.

Advocacy & Engagement

Amplifying youth voices in the developmental agenda of Nigeria.

Partnership & Growth

Identifying potential growth and partnership opportunities for member organizations.

Communications & Strategy

Building a tribe of young SDG leaders and showcasing their work.

Joshua Alade

Executive Director

Opeyemi Ogundeji

Programmes Manager

Boluwatife Ajayi

Programmes Associate

Praise Okezie

Communications Associate

Ocheche Johnson

Operations Associate

Joshua Alade

Joshua is an education and decent work policy advocate passionate about positive youth and sustainable community development. He is the Executive Director of NGYouthSDGs – Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative, a youth-led civil society organization advocating for meaningful youth engagement in policies and programs that will enable them to lead and thrive.

Opeyemi Ogundeji

Opeyemi Ogundeji is an Environmentalist, Researcher, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocate and Programme Manager with years of experience leading conversations on environmental protection, youth development and managing donor-funded impactful projects aimed at capacity-building for sustainable development. She is the Programmes Manager at NGYouthSDGs, working with the team to develop programs that will help young people to lead and thrive.

Boluwatife Ajayi

Boluwatife Ajayi holds the position of Programme Associate at NGYouthSDGs-Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative, a youth-led civil society organization that works with youth leaders and youth groups to localize the sustainable development goals in their community with the goal of developing policies and programs that will enable young people to lead and thrive. She has a keen interest in driving education and inclusion for underserved groups.

Praise Okezie

Praise Okezie, a true luminary Developmental Communications Strategist, and people-centered individual.  Over time, she has collaborated with individuals and organizations, crafting and executing communication strategies that not only capture attention but also forge genuine connections and foster meaningful relationships.

She is the Communications Associate at NGYOuthSDGs, where she creatively curates and tells the impact stories of NGYouthSDGs using several mediums.

Ocheche Johnson

Ocheche Mitchell Johnson works at NGYouthSDGs as an Operations Associate. In addition to actively supporting the programs and ensuring the general smooth functioning of NGYouthSDGs, she is also involved in financial management.

Oluwakemi Gbadamosi


Oluwakemi Gbadamosi is a Nigerian Lawyer, Advocacy & Policy Strategist and Communications/PR professional in the field of Gender, Education and International Development. The core of her work focuses keenly on Gender Programming and Policy, Access to Education for Girls and HIV/AIDS. 

She is also a recipient of the UK FCDO Chevening Scholarship and a TEDx Speaker.

Oluwabusola Oni

Oluwabusola is an enabler who is passionate about deploying innovation and design thinking as problem-solving tools to harness the economic potential of individuals and companies. She places a lot of emphasis on the need to start from an empathy standpoint in solving grand challenges. She has experience interfacing with startups, and education stakeholders and constantly shares the need for innovation and design thinking.

She is the founder of Steering for Greatness Foundation, a not-for-profit education-based organization providing quality, relevant and innovative education for African youths especially its teenagers in an unconventional way.

Ayodeji Razaq

Ayodeji Razaq is a Marketing Communications Specialist with over a decade of experience in creating customized experiential solutions for brands across the FMCG, Technology, Manufacturing & Financial Services industries

He is the Co-Founder of X-Holdings, a group of companies that includes Riquesa Africa leading experiential & activation company with operations in Nigeria and Ghana, and Duo Agency- a digital and tech-driven marketing agency.

Adenike Bamigbade

Adenike Bamigbade is an international development practitioner with a specialisation in behaviour change communications. Over the years, she has worked efficiently on designing and building solutions that give power to marginalised communities and remove barriers to development.

As a women’s health advocate, she is building Closer- a behaviour science tool that improves women’s menstrual health outcomes and inspires institutions to end menstrual inequity and gender-poverty gaps.