Nigeria Youth Futures Fund invites applications for the NYFF Youth Leadership Debate Competition in Nigeria in 2022.
The 2022 Youth Leadership Debates is about giving confidence to your voice. Leveraging your voice as an effective tool to bring about a transformed Nigeria. The goal of the Competition is to
- provide capacity building to select young people across tertiary institutions and support them to critically evaluate information,
- advocate from the point of knowledge, and
- collectively shape their vision for Nigeria, hence equipping them to be active citizens.
Worth of Award
- A Laptop for each member of the team + other benefits
- Tablets for each member of the team + other benefits
- A phone for each member of the team + other benefits
To be eligible for this competition,
- only entries from teams will be considered; each team must have 3 to 4 students who are currently full or part-time undergraduates students. They must also be from the same university with evidence of current enrollment in form of a school ID card or course registration form.
- applicants are encouraged to select their own team members by themselves.
- video entries must be collated and merged into one video entry which is then submitted via the specified channel.
- the names of team members must be listed on the registration form. Any changes to team members must be in writing and approved by the NYFF/LEAP Africa team.
- the debates will be centered around the theme #TheNigeriaWeWant.
How to Apply
- A team of 3 to 4 students from the same tertiary institution apply by sending in a video of not more than 5 mins. It will contain 2 debaters addressing any socioeconomic issue from the 7 thematic areas.
- The video should be uploaded on any social media platform, and the link to the video should be provided on the application form.
- Evidence, such as course forms, of each team member enrolled in the institution would be required
Debate entries should be focused on the following thematic areas:
- Employment and Education
- Media, Sport and Entertainment
- Peace building and Security
- ICT and Entrepreneurship
- Climate Change and Environment
- Civic participation
You can click here to start your application.
Deadline: Entries for the NYFF Youth Leadership Debate Competition are ongoing.