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 […]

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, […]

NGYouthSDGs Completes 6 Weeks Monitoring and Evaluation Course Supported by ILO Abuja

Three champions of Nigeria Youth SDGs Network have just completed six weeks online course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Youth Employment Programmes. The course organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) aimed to capacitate youth employment stakeholders in Nigeria to develop and implement […]

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 […]

Lifting 100 Million People Out of Poverty: Four Things Nigeria Needs to Do

Joshua Alade According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate in Nigeria is about 27.1 percent which means about 22 million people do not have jobs and if you add the underemployment rate it is nearly about 54 percent. Young people make up a significant portion of this statistics as about 60 percent […]

Access to Digital Skills, Quality Education, Meaningful Participation and Investment in Agricultural Value Chain Are Major Concerns for Youth in Nigeria

Responses from young people who attended the decent work youth labs in Nigeria say access to digital skills, quality education, meaningful participation in decision-making, investment in the agricultural value chain, social entrepreneurship and improved working conditions are major concerns. The youth labs which were held across the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital […]

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 […]