2024 Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ‘Open Minds – Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme for Nigerians

Deadline: December 24, 2023.

The Open Minds – Young Voices Programme (OMYV) is an empowerment programme organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German political foundation. It aims at developing young, motivated and outspoken Nigerians who are working and advocating for social justice and good governance. They look for individuals with great leadership potential in their respective fields who want to shape the society they live in. Successful applicants benefit from educational modules that enhance their knowledge on issues of socio-economic and political relevance in Nigeria. Practical sessions include inputs and discussions on various socio-economical topics as well as skills training on project management, group facilitation, conflict management, advocacy and leadership.


Candidates must be:

If you are actively engaged in any sector of the society including, but not limited to, trade unions, civil society organizations, political parties, research institutions, administration, educational institutions, and the media; if you have shown commitment to representing the common interest of the Nigerian people – then they are happy to receive your application!

  •  between the ages of 18 and 32 by the time of application.
  • conversant with socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria.
  • creative, progressive and willing to become change agents.
  • have the potential to be positive role models.
  • able to communicate fluently in English and partake in regular group assignments.
  • Qualified women, Persons with Disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • resident in Abuja or surroundings and cater for their transportation to/from the training
  • ready to commit to 95% attendance requirement.


Interested applicants should apply using the link https://forms.gle/QGxWmV3WWuT6T8DH7

and include:

  •  an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  •  a Letter of motivation answering the question “How will the programme improve your work for the common good of the Nigerian society?” (500 – 1000 Words).

Apply through the OFFICIAL LINK

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