The United States Government / Youth Square Program For Young Female Leaders (Call for Application)

Youth Square Accountability and Good Governance Program

Program(s) Offered: Accountability, Governance, Policy development
Program Level: Training program
Provider: US Consulate In Lagos
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Program Description
With support from the United States Government, Youth Square Nigeria launches this call for application for the Accountability and Good Governance program for women.

The program aims to build the capacity of young FEMALE leaders in Nigeria on accountability, good governance and local policy development.

Applications are open to young female leaders living and working in Lagos and Abuja, with interest and knowledge of local governance in Nigeria.

Applicants eligible to apply to participate in the program must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a Nigerian female aged between 18 – 35 years old.
  • Currently residing and/or working in either Lagos state or Abuja.
  • Passionate about youth development, the role of young women in governance and policy advocacy.
  • Affiliated with a youth-led or youth-focused organization at the local or national level (those occupying a leadership role have added advantage).
  • Knowledgeable on issues concerning governance and accountability in Nigeria.
  • Have enough time and capacity to commit to this project.
Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
All Nigerian institutions are eligible

Fields of study
The program will be held in 2 phases:
  • An intensive 1-day capacity building session in June 2015. The session in Lagos state will hold on Saturday, 20th June 2015 and Abuja session on Saturday, 27th June 2015.
  • A follow up phase running through the duration of this election tenure (June 2015 – May 2019) which will be mainly online support and discussions.
Program duration
Program participants are required to attend the 1-day capacity building session, and continue with the program till the end of this governance tenure (till 2019).

Scholarship benefits
Program participants are required to attend the 1-day capacity building session, and continue with the program till the end of this governance tenure (till 2019).

Method of Application
The Youth Square project will be accepting applications for the accountability and governance program for Lagos and Abuja sessions concurrently.

Applicants must indicate which session they are applying for and can only apply for one session.

Interested applicants who meet all criteria for application are encouraged to complete and submit the online application form.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for full details on the application process and eligibility requirements.

Interested applicants need to complete the application form no later than 5PM (GMT+1) on Friday 12th June 2015.

For any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact:

Application Deadline: 12 June 2015
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

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