Friday, October 29, 2010

All you single ladies...

The next (third) meeting of The Interface is slated for 9am-ish Saturday November 13 at TerraKulture on Tiamiyu Savage Street (near Bar Beach) in Victoria Island Lagos. I'm jes' saying, the guy:girl ratio is Caltech-high. The odds are good; while the goods are not even odd.
What is The Interface?

Money for Innovators

If you're in Science / Technology in a Nigerian University, please visit the website of STEP-B for more information on how to access funding for research and development projects.

Innovator grants of up to US$20,000 to individual S&T graduates (Bachelor, Masters and PhD) from PBEIs in their final year to encourage “Nigerian innovators of tomorrow”. (2% of total credit; US$4M)

It appears that this year, Innovators of Tomorrow Awards may go to 538 students in 228 Departments in 34 higher education institutions in Nigeria.

STEP-B is a Nigerian Science Technology and Education (Post-Basic) improvement programme.
IOT is their Innovators of Tomorrow segment, as STEP-B funds other categories, such as academic staff and universities as well as university students.
PBEI = Post-Basic Educational Institution.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

[youth development in Nigeria] Apply: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

Named in honor of the two principal founders of NED, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED's research arm located in Washington, D.C. The Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows per year for periods ranging from five to ten months.

For more details click here

Posted By rotimi to youth development in Nigeria at 10/23/2010 03:46:00 PM

Thursday, October 07, 2010

[youth development in Nigeria] Apply: essay competition for young people on D...

Submit your essay on democracy, and win an opportunity to attend one of the largest global gatherings of democracy leaders!
The World Youth Movement for Democracy (, a youth network of the World Movement for Democracy (, is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Essay Contest. Fifteen semi-finalists (3 in each region: Asia, Central/Eastern Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa) will be announced on Human Rights Day, December 10, and will have their essays published on the WYMD Web site. Two global winners will be invited to participate in the upcoming Community of Democracies Ministerial Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2011. (


Democracy has been practiced in different ways and in different contexts. We believe there are core universal democratic values and aspirations that we all share, which transcend our differences, even though we live in different cultures, speak different languages, and eat different food. The purpose of this essay contest is to highlight personal engagement in democracy by promoting critical thinking about the role of young people in democracy and to connect youth with broader democracy movements. The questions posed below for this essay contest aim to challenge youth to write about their perspectives on democracy and their understanding of democracy activism, particularly their own.
Essays are required to address one or more of the following questions:
1. In what ways have young people contributed to democratic participation in your community? Highlighting some of the strategies and tools they have used, what difference have their efforts made?
2. New media and social networking are increasingly becoming popular tools for community organizing. In what ways have you and/or your organization been using new media for democracy promotion? How effective has it been and what challenges have you faced in using these tools?
3. What practices, do you think exemplify human rights activist protection or violation in your country that is not openly recognized? What do you think are the justifications for this and how can it be either replicated, in the case of a good example or stopped, in the case of a bad example?
4. What new factors can youth activists bring to longstanding human rights issues in your country? How have these issues been addressed in the past?

For more information, please follow the link

Posted By rotimi to youth development in Nigeria at 10/07/2010 02:18:00 AM

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