Monthly Archives: May 2011

UN High Level Meeting on Youth:”Nothing for us;without us”

An aerial view of some participants at the consultation

On May 12th 2011, MOREMI INITIATIVE through the After School Peer Mentorship Project(ASPMP)  held a consultation for youth leaders in Cross River State working on the fields of Sexual and reproductive health, Debate, Good Governance, women’s rights and entrepreneurship to gather their inputs on  the United Nations High Level Meeting on Youth scheduled for July 25th-26th 2011.

The goal of the consultation was to provide a platform for discussion and recommendations from young people’s concerning the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, as well as topics of youth development under Education, health and Employment for  contribution towards the at United Nations High Level meeting on Youth.

The consultation which lasted for three hours was moderated under three broad themes of;

1.      Youth Participation – with Governance and Policy Processes Sub-themes

2.      Youth and Social development- with Education, Health and Employment Sub-themes

3.      Challenges of Youth development

Discussions were guided using three indicators; Issues, opportunities and recommendations.Particpants shared their perspectives on thediffrent themes and their commitments to action.

 “if there must be dialogue, its takes two parties for that to happen; therefore for meaningful youth development young people need to be provided the opportunity and space to do so with governmentVictoria Okon- Ambassador; Cross River State Children’s Parliament reasponding to a question on the International Year of Youth theme.



The Africa Leadership Forum, supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation is organising a Legislative Internship Programme for interested young Nigerians and students in higher institutions of learning between ages 18 and 40 years, to provide them an opportunity to understand and experience parliamentary structures and processes, thereby encouraging them to take  up parliamentary career either as future parliamentarians or parliamentary support staff.

Immediate Objectives of the project are to:

Provide opportunity for young leaders to sharpen their skills in participatory democratic governance

  • Expose young Nigerian men and women to the workings of the parliament;
  • Encourage young Nigerians to consider a parliamentary career either as future parliamentarians or parliamentary support staff

Programme Components

The programme is in three phases and its compulsory for all participants to complete all the phases. They are

  • 2 – day Briefing and Orientation Workshop,
  • 21 – day attachment with Legislative Assemblies and
  • 2 – day Debriefing and Experience  Sharing Workshop.

Mode of Application

Interested applicants should forward two-page resume giving full description of themselves, places of residence, professions, local governments and states of origin and their preferred State of Internship.

Also, applicants are expected to submit an essay of about 300 words in Ms Word format on “The role of the Parliament in strengthening Democracy in Nigeria”. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be forwarded by e-mail to:

Upon Admission

Participants will be required to cover their own travel expenses to & fro the workshop venue during the 2 -day Briefing/Orientation and 2- day Debriefing/Experience Sharing Workshops.

The Africa Leadership Forum will ONLY be responsible for participant’s accommodation and feeding during the two workshops and pay a stipend to cover transportation during the 21 -day attachment.

2011 Schedule of Workshop     (In your application, kindly indicate which set you will be willing to join)

LIP 1     Briefing             July 3 – 6, 2011

Debriefing         Sept 25 – 28, 2011

LIP 2    Briefing             Aug 21 -24, 2011

Debriefing         Nov 27 – 30, 2011

2011 – Application Deadline is Wednesday June 15, 2011

For further Enquires: Contact, Pembi Stephen, Workshop Coordinator, Tel:  07055855691 or 08073891719, and You may visit for more details.

ARTS COMPETITION:”The Unity and Diversity of Nigeria”


The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library invites school children , art students and professional artists to participate in the National art competition. The art competition is an initiative of Olusegun obasanjo Presidential library, organised for JSS1-JSS3, Undergraduates, Graduates and Professional Artists.GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

 1. Only resident Nigerians are eligible to participate.
2. Each participants is allowed to submit only one art work.
3. The art work should describe how Nigeria’s diverse ethnic and     religious groups make her a strong and united Nation.
4. Art works entered for the competition should be any of the following size     dimensions:
a. 210mm x 297mm (A4 Size)
b. 297mm x 429mm (A3 Size)
c. 420mm x 594mm (A2 Size)
5. Entries can be submitted in paper, canvas or cardboard, but must be
2- dimensional; (Relief and or sculptural designs will NOT be accepted)
6. The following entry details are required at the back of submitted art works (where applicable) a. Full name b. Class c. School d. Title of the work e. Phone     Number
7. All art works submitted, must be original and unaided, dated and must not     have been submitted for any other competition.
8. The judges decision shall be final.
9. Participants found to have cheated would be disqualified.
10. All winning entries remains the property of the Olusegun Obasanjo       Presidential Library Foundation for internal or external uses and do NOT       attract any grant or suit thereof after the competition.
11. Submission should be well packed, without frames, to avoid damage to the       artwork during transportation and handling.

1st Prize
N200, 000.00
 1st Prize
N300, 000.00
1st Prize
N500, 000.00
2nd Prize
N150, 000.00
2nd Prize
N250, 000.00
2nd Prize
N400, 000.00
3rd Prize
N100, 000.00
N200, 000.00
3rd Prize
N300, 000.00


Entries should be addressed(or submitted) to the following addresses .

Project Coordinator
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library,
Presidential Boulevard,behind NNPC Mega Station,
Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta,
Ogun State

The Chief Executive Officer,
Skills G Nigeria ltd,
4A Asa Street, off Gana Street, Maitanma
Abuja, FCT

The Executive Director,
AfterSchool Peer Mentoring Project,
89 Uwanse Street, Calabar, South Calabar,
Cross River State

The Coordinator
Development Research and Projects Centre (DRPC),
63B Sultan Road, Kano,
Kano State

The Director,
Derhinos International Ltd
48 Zik Avenue, Uwani, Enugu,
Enugu State

The Director,
Prof. Emeritus Comrad Brann’s
Library of Language in Education & Society (LLES)
House No Q/2, Senior Staff Qtrs, University of
Maiduguri, PMB 2001,
Maiduguri, Borno State.


0705 937 5665, 0706 729 3760, 0805 393 6739

Call for applications:African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP)

The Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar Es Salaam (IRA-UDSM), in partnership with START and the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program, has announced the May 2011 Call for Applications for the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP). The ACCFP offers experiential learning, education, and research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers, educators and graduate students to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa.

This May 2011 solicits applications for Adaptation Science Fellowships and Adaptation Policy Fellowships. For more information about each Fellowship type – including eligibility requirements, application guidelines and Fellowship duration and award amounts – please see the Call for Applications document (also available in French). All applications are due to the ACCFP Secretariat no later than 5 June 2011.

Please note that this is the first of two ACCFP Calls for Applications expected in 2011. The next Call for Applications is expected in late 2011 and will include an education/curriculum development component.

For more information about the ACCFP and/or this Call for Applications and for application forms, please visit the ACCFP WEBSITE.