CALL FOR APPLICATION

The Accountability and Transparency Summit (ATS Abuja, 2018), is an initiative of YALI Abuja in collaboration with the Nigeria RLC West Africa Alumni members, Nigeria MWF Alumni members, Face2Face Network members across 25 States in Nigeria, and Impact Driven Young Leaders Initiative.

This event is sponsored by the US Embassy, Abuja and designed to catalyze the abilities of Young African Leaders participating from across 25 States in Nigeria (where structured YALI hubs exists) to take up initiatives that will reinforce the role of government in creatively providing the needs of the people and ensuring accountability at all levels, through the well-designed project deliverables focused on the following thematic areas:

1. Education
2. Health
3. Trade And Investment And
4. Security
5. Transportation
6. One Other Thematic Areas Peculiar to the State.

This pioneering year, YALI Network Face2face Abuja Accountability and Transparency Summit (ATS) with its sponsors and strategic partners will be training selected members on a three days intensive summit which would consist of a conference, dinner, cultural night, and training.

Selected participants shall analyze the problems of their state of residence, provide solutions, identify the available natural resources in the state, and propose how best they can be well utilized.

Upon selection, delegates shall present report of the above analysis which will serve as policy direction document for the government and as a means of measuring government performance by its citizens.

YALI Nigeria will sustain her relevance within the governance space across regions of the country and network members will replicate the knowledge gained on community impact driven activities and government level support initiatives.

Date: September 4th to Sept 6th, 2018.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To empower Nigerian youth with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes relevant for communication and advocacy of democratic ideals
  2. To establish strategies to better connect the YALI network to local and state government leaders
  3. To develop actionable tools that will assist young people in evaluating the following;
    (a). The transparency and accountability of their elected leaders and
    (b). The promises and platforms of political candidates.

APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Deadline is August 15, 2018

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Youths age (18-39)

2. An active YALI Face2face network member of the 25 listed states or a registered YALI member online (visit www.yali.state.gov)

3. Demonstrated commitment to positively impact their States

4. Interest in /or experience in research, M&E, and community impact

5. Nationals of Nigeria (for Delegates or Participant, observers are opened to other nationals)

6. Ability to commit to a 3-days residential training program and 1 year M&E of their state government to be reported to the ATS team

7. Writing and Speaking English language proficiency

 

There is no fee to apply for or participate in the program. The program strongly encourage applications from every YALI member including:

1. Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders of their state

2. Young leaders with disabilities

3. Women

4. Other minority groups

 

Note: All selected candidates are to work as individuals or as a group/alongside their YALI Face2face state hubs, a step down training must be carried out at the state hub.

Research and statements of problems must be fact based.

HOW TO APPLY:

 

  1. ANALYSE problems in your state of RESIDENCE in line with the above thematic areas.
    2. IDENTIFY the solutions to the problems.
    3. RESEARCH the available natural resources in the state.
    4. PROPOSE how best they can be utilized by the Government and Citizens.
    5. SEND in Application.
    6. IDENTIFY with the YALI Hub in your state
    7. MAKE presentation of your submitted PROPOSAL at the YALI Hub

Applications must be submitted via www.yaliats.com/registration

For more information, please visit www.yaliats.com

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(CATEGORY 1) FULLY SPONSORED DELEGATES

25 delegates would be selected for full sponsorship from the 25 states where structured YALI Hub exists through a fair application selection process.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  1. Access to the conference and all materials,
    2. Feeding,
    3. Road Transportation
    4. Accommodation,
    5. Networking with Industry experts and diplomats,
    6. Training,
    7. Certificate of participation, and
    8. All other costs will be at the participant’s expense.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AS AN OBSERVER

(CATEGORY 2); SELF SPONSORED APPLICANTS (Candidates within this category will sort out travel and accommodation logistics)

25 delegates would be picked after a rigorous application selection process to represent their states.

BENEFITS INCLUDE;

  1. Access to the conference as delegate
  2. ATS materials,
  3. Networking access,
  4. Training, and
  5. Certificate of participation.
  6. All other costs will be at the participant’s expense.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AS AN OBSERVER

(CATEGORY 3) SELF SPONSORED YALI PARTICIPANTS

(shortlisted after sign up, through the participants registration link).

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  1. Access to the conference as observers
  2. ATS materials,
  3. Networking access,
  4. Training, and
  5. Certificate of participation.
  6. All other costs will be at the participant’s expense

(CATEGORY 4); SELF SPONSORED YALI OBSERVERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES (Max 10 People)

BENEFITS INCLUDE;

  1. Access to the conference as observers
  2. ATS materials,
  3. Networking access,
  4. Training, and
  5. Certificate of participation.
  6. All other costs will be at the participant’s expense.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AS AN OBSERVER