Mid-Year Review:19 Youth-led Projects, 3 Nigerian States, Many Impact Stories

“There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress.” Howard Zinn INTRODUCTION The Speak Up, Stand Out project has been in existence for more than six […]

How To Get Ready for the Future of Work

On Friday, October 22, Nigeria Youth SDGs organised a virtual conversation sharing key lessons from young women who attended the Global Youth Summer Boot camp sponsored by International Labour Organisation, ILO. The theme ‘Digital Generation, Our Generation’ was discussed by three young women leading the digital space; Elizabeth Ita, Blessing Ashi, and Tracy Uzoigwe. The […]

Nigerians and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Way Forward

Background The World Leaders present at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, took a historic step when they adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development envisions a present and a future that is economically sustainable, socially inclusive […]

NGYouthSDGs Recognized by the United Nations as SDGs Best Practice

Nigeria Youth SDGs Network (NGYouthSDGs) has been recognized by the United Nations as Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda. NGYouthSDGs founded in 2017 and registered as Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative is a coalition of youth-led and youth-serving civil society organizations supported by 72 youth champions […]

Youth Activism: How To Redesign Your Approach

Do you have any idea how many times I have considered leaving this country in my lifetime or the last year? More than I can count, and can you blame me? I live in a nation where all my efforts for change and more favourable living conditions for myself are frustrated by the same bodies […]

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Stories of Young Human Rights Educators

Amnesty International (AI), Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (hereinafter the “Organizers”) are working together to develop a multimedia educational tool narrating stories of young human rights educators.  The multimedia educational tool will feature 7 short videos, of five minutes each, of young persons from […]

Webinar Report: Opportunities for Young People in the Face of COVID19 Pandemic

With the current reality of the high rate of unemployment, worsened by the economic impact of the pandemic, especially among youths in Nigeria, judging from the recently published data by the National Bureau of Statistics NBS, which reported that Nigeria’s unemployment rate as at the second quarter of 2020 is 27.1% indicating that about 21,764,614 […]

Pursuing the Decade of Action Amidst a Global Pandemic

The year 2020 ushered in a new decade making exactly ten years to the 2030 target for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the beginning of the year, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres made a call for an ambitious push to intensify efforts required for the achievement of the global goals. In […]

#COVIDPositiveStories – Jennifer Agunloye Okoliko

Meet Jennifer Agunloye Okoliko, she is the founder of the Girls Should Thrive Initiative (GiST), an NGO focused on raising female leaders from disadvantaged communities through entrepreneurship, education, and technology. This is her #COVIDPositiveStory; Our COVID-19 project is a Mobile food bank providing food for struggling families during the lockdown especially those who depend on […]