The 4th Youth Pre Specialized Technical Committee (STC) Forum

The pre-forum of the 4th Specialized Technical Committee on  Youth, Culture and Sports was held from the 18th to the 20th of May at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. I was privileged to attend, representing the Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative (NGYouthSDGs). I hadn’t considered if I was someone who could work […]

World Youth Skills Day: Creating Decent Jobs for Youth through Digital and Green Skills

As part of the Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative (NGYouthSDGs) commitment to meaningful youth engagement in policies and programs that will help youth lead and thrive, NGYouthSDGs hosted an event to advocate for the implementation of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP). The event brought thirty youth and youth stakeholders from the International […]

Promoting the Economic Empowerment of Young Women in Nigeria

Nigeria Youth SDGs, alongside ONE Campaign, Junior Chambers International (JCI) organized an advocacy consultation with the MDAs on 26th and 27th April 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria. The visit aimed to highlight the issues affecting young women’s economic empowerment and present critical insights from the joint Issue Brief research. The youth-led network consortium worked on strengthening […]

NGYouthSDGs ED Joshua Alade Speaks at ILO/ITU/AU Side Event on Creating Decent Jobs for Youth Through Digital Transformation

During the African Union and European Union Partnership Week, the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union and the African Union hosted a side event on Creating decent work for youth through digital transformation on February 16, 2022. The aim of the side event was for participants to discuss solutions to create […]

Nigeria Youth SDGs provides digital skills training to 90 people in three states

With the support of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Nigeria Youth SDGs Network, a coalition of youth-led civil society organisations with members across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, has provided digital skills training to 90 youths in Adamawa, Benue, and the Lagos States. Ninety young people whose livelihoods and employments were affected by […]

The Skill for Employment Programme

Ninety young people from three states in Nigeria participated in the initial cohort of the programme Skill for Employment (SFE). Supported by the International Labour Organization, Skill for Employment teaches digital skills to disadvantaged people whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID19 pandemic as well as supporting their personal development with the goal of […]

Solving the Nigeria Employment Challenge: A Nigerian Youth Perspective

“If the youth employment policies in Nigeria can support initiatives that create active collaboration amongst Nigeria youth, then we can be certain of effective and efficient interventions and sustainable outcomes to tackle the national employment crisis in Nigeria.” – Tracy Iyemene Uzoigwe.  It is no new news that the emergence of COVID-19 has changed the […]

Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan 2021-2024

The overarching goal of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP) for the period 2021 to 2024 is to contribute to the achievement of decent, productive and freely chosen employment for young people by complementing and reinforcing existing policy commitments and national development priorities and related efforts. The NIYEAP has four priority areas of intervention, […]

Call for Champions – Youth Fellowship Program

Nigeria Youth SDGs Network is collaborating with a multilateral organization towards raising awareness about a one-year fellowship program for recent university graduates in Nigeria. The fellowship programme will involve work placement in private institutions across Nigeria and professional development to improve the prospects of young Nigerians in the job market. We are mobilizing a group […]