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  Yiaga Africa is calling on qualified persons to enter the maiden edition of its Turn Up Democracy Challenge. The organization is encouraging applicants to submit a proposal for creative ways to engage policymakers with the aim of solving problems that beset their communities and promoting social cohesion.
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Through the Turn Up Democracy Challenge, Yiaga wants to drive civic participation in governance, support youth enterprise, and enable social structures that make for a more prosperous nation. Yiaga will evaluate proposals based on their innovation, inclusiveness, expected results, and project sustainability. It will then award grants to the selected participants with which they will execute projects in their communities.
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According to Yiaga, this program will deliver the following benefits:
  • Participants will get grants with which they will execute projects in their communities
  • They will see their desire to drive positive change in their communities bear fruit
  • Innovative solutions will get greater visibility and international recognition
  • The challenge will inspire a new generation of social entrepreneurs

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This program is open to persons who meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a citizen of Nigeria and reside in the country
  • Should be aged between 18 and 25 years
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Be able to attend a 2-day training workshop
  • Note: Women and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Applications will remain open until October 6, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Vanguard News
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This article was first published on 23rd September 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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