NGYouthSDGs Participates in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Interactive Dialogue and Launch of “Work Wise Youth: A Guide to Youth Rights at Work”

Youth often face precarious working conditions, including long hours, low wages, lack of job security, and limited access to social protection. These conditions have adverse effects on their physical and mental health. As a youth-led organisation advocating for meaningful youth engagement in programmes and policies that enable young people to lead and thrive, our Programme […]

Expression of Interest: Senior Economist To Provide A Gender Lens Analysis on The Nigerian Youth Investment Fund and The Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan

Background Nigeria Youth SDGs Network ( is a youth led and youth serving civil society organization localizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and advocating for meaningful youth engagement in the developmental agenda of Nigeria. The organization focuses on education and capacity development, employment and livelihoods and civic engagement and is supported by 74 champions […]

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, […]

Why We are Excited About the Jubilee Fellows Programme and How You Can Become A Fellow

The Jubilee Fellowship Programme is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria to support 20,000 graduates of higher institutions towards professional development and jobs in private sector organizations across the country. The one year programme administered by UNDP Nigeria is scheduled to provide the first path to jobs for 100,000 young Nigerians under the […]

Youth Leadership in Nigeria: If Not Now, When; If Not Us, Whom?

One year on and we are beginning to reel from the after-effects of the COVID19  pandemic. With the economy slipping into a recession and a strict lockdown affecting business, millions of young people have lost jobs and become poorer. To help build back better, Nigeria Youth SDGs Network joined the United Nations in Nigeria to […]

NGYouthSDGs Organizes Youth Labs to Design Solutions to Tackle Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

The COVID19 pandemic has shown the importance of creating safety nets for young Nigerians. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria’s unemployment rate is 27.1% meaning that 21.7 million Nigerians are unemployed with an underemployment rate of 28.6% indicating that 55.7% of the population are underemployed or unemployed. Young people who make about 70 […]

Nigeria takes steps to implement the Nigeria Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP)

 September 3rd 2020 The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Labour Organization have commenced a nation-wide campaign to comprehend the aspirations of young Nigerians on decent work. The campaign which is being managed by the Nigeria Youth SDGs […]

Key Things to Know about the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan

Background Labour markets are undergoing structural changes globally including the onward march of technology and automation, the impacts of climate change, demographic changes, the evolving nature of employment relations and growing inequality. Tomorrow’s future leaders and workers, young people, will be at the front lines of these changes, yet their current prospects are marked by […]