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Initiative for African Youth Advancement, Advocacy and Empowerment (IAYAAE), is an organized vanguard of social crusaders primarily concerned with the objective of galvanizing a deliberate assembly aimed at building responsible and patriotic citizens, particularly amongst the young generation. Also fashions out alternative policies to address some of the socio-political crises afflicting the nation.

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Vision, Mission and Core Competencies Initiative for African youth Advancement, Advocacy and Empowerment (IAYAAE) …Strengthening Africa development through democracy, governance and youth involvement.

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IAYAAE

Initiative for African Youth Advancement, Advocacy and Empowerment (IAYAAE), is an organized vanguard of social crusaders primarily concerned with the objective of galvanizing a deliberate assembly aimed at building responsible and patriotic citizens, particularly amongst the young generation. Also fashions out alternative policies to address some of the socio-political crises afflicting the nation.

The Initiative for African Youth Advancement, Advocacy and Empowerment has been active in supporting youth advancement for more than five years across the country through assistance to civic groups. IAYAAE has worked with election management bodies to build internal capacity to effectively conduct transparent and credible elections.

We are a full youth-led civil society organization whose passion is devoted to advocacy in the field of youths and women development, community and legislative engagement, democracy and promotion of good governance in Nigeria and Africa at large. A group of vibrant and focused youths, we are positively and zealously passionate about capacity building for Nigerians; organizing advocacy and educational campaigns especially against electoral violence ahead of the 2019 general election.     

IAYAAE has implemented some of the following programs; Strengthening Policies, Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SPACE) season 1.0; Massive campaign against Jungle Justice in Nigeria with (UGRFP); the organization is currently working on “Lagos state Youth Colloquium Lecture, a Civil Society Guide to healthy Nigerians and Youth inclusion in Lagos state budget.

IAYAAE operates from Akure and with staff strength of nine members and a network comprising of over 500 volunteers across the 36 states of the federation. To sustain improved behaviour pattern and skills established among these young people during the one year intensive project training module thus creating engagement platforms for them to participate in community governance, sensitization with the use of IEC materials, media tools and socio cultural activities.

IAYAAE is currently registered and incorporated as a non-governmental, not for profit with CAC/IT/NO 112569, the Ondo State Government. IAYAAE partners with other civil society organizations and enjoys membership with the Ondo and Lagos states Network of civil society.

 

Youths, it is often said are the leaders of tomorrow and providing a platform which gives them a voice and participatory roles in national development, prepares them for the future.

The establishment of this organization, has been described as a landmark achievement in the effort to inculcate in African Youth the value of dialogue and collective participation that would equip them for the leadership roles.

It has become a flagship institutional platform for the promotion of youth participation in Africa and continually encourages country’s policy and decision makers to look upon youths as partners and recognize the particular role they play.

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VISION

a world where all young people achieve their full potential and shape the future through democratic inclusion.

MISSION

IAYAAE mission is to be a frontline organization empowering state and non-state actors with relevant tools and knowledge for enhancing democracy and development in Africa. 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Strategic planning and Creative thinking Planning and Organizing Drive for Results Collaboration and Teamwork Leadership, Advocacy, Engagement and Influence

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WHAT WE DO

Promoting Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Peace and Conflict Resolution Democracy and Good Governance Community and Sustainability Development  

Legislative Engagement.