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Open Minds 2021 – Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme For Young Nigerians

The Open Minds – Young Voices Programme is an empowerment programme aimed at developing young, motivated and proactive Nigerians that are working and advocating for social justice and good governance and have great leadership potential. 

If you are actively engaged in any sector of the society including, but not limited to, trade unions, civil society organizations, research institutions, administration, educational institutions and the media;

if you have shown commitment to representing the common interest of the Nigerian people – then we are happy to receive your application!

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About Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President. The work of our political foundation focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy – freedom, justice and solidarity. This connects us to social democracy and free trade unions. As a non-profit institution, we organise our work autonomously and independen... read more


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FES Open Minds Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme


Aim and Benefits of FES Open Minds Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme

Successful applicants benefit from educational modules that enhance their knowledge on issues of socio-economic and political relevance in Nigeria.

Practical sessions include skills training on project management, group facilitation, conflict management, advocacy and leadership.


Requirements for FES Open Minds Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme Qualification

Candidates must be:

  1. Between the ages of 18 and 32 by the time of application,
  2. Conversant with socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria,
  3. Creative, progressive and willing to become change agents,
  4. Have the potential to be positive role models,
  5. Able to communicate fluently in English and partake in regular group assignments,
  6. Resident in Abuja or surroundings and cater for their transportation to/from the training
  7. Ready to commit to 95% attendance requirement.

Qualified women and persons living with disability are strongly encouraged to apply!


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Interview date, Process and Venue for FES Open Minds Young Voices’ Youth Activists Programme

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Documents Required for Application

  1. 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).
  2. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae


Application Deadline

December 6, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) on docs.google.com to apply

Interested applicants should either:

  1. Apply here OR
  2. Send an application email to info(at)fes-nigeria.org and include the following as a single PDF document as listed above

For more details, visit FES website



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