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Call for Applications: The Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship (YALF) – Season 2


Are you a  youth thinking about contesting for elective position? Do you believe you have what it takes to lead and contribute to nation building through politics?

Then YALF Season 2 is for you. Come and understand:

  • What is elective position and public office
  • How youth can effectively run for elective offices
  • How young females can achieve their political aspirations
  • What are the best entry points for youth interested in elective positions
  • Participate in a non partisan support network to encourage youth aspirants
  • What are other resources youth can tap into towards their political aspirations

And much more!

YALF Season 2 shall offer 2 workshops in Abuja and Lagos, a good governance learning visit to a highly performing state in Nigeria, a community leadership experience and certificate of participation.


  • Prof. Pat Utomi – Centre for Values in Leadership
  • Senator Babajide Omoworare – National Assembly
  • Hon Abike Dabire – National Assembly
  • Hon Chris Fotabong – Youth Parliamentarian Cameroon
  • Ayisa Osori – CEO Nigeria Women Trust Fund
  • Hon Zainab Galadima – Councilor, Abuja
  • Nentawe Gomiyar – Young Aspirant
  • Lynus Okorie – CEO GOTNI
  • Hon. Nkoyo Toyo – National Assembly

There shall be other speakers from media houses, development partners, electoral experts etc.

Political Party Interface: There shall also be a special session with political parties.

The first workshop will hold on 24th – 28th March 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria.


Youth between the ages of 18 and 35, interested in running for political office.

To participate

Step 1

Apply using the Online Application System

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

Step 2

Selected candidates will pay a registration fee of N10,000.

Participants are responsible for their transportation to Abuja. Lunch and accommodation shall be provided.

For more inquiries call +234 703 5535 876 or +234 809 8333 348 or email

The Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship is an initiative of Youngstars Foundation and  supported by UNDP-DGD

For more information,visit: Youngstars Foundation