Grantee Profile

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement

Grants to Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement

  • $480,000

    2017 (Duration 3 years)

    On Nigeria

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) is a Nigerian nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment and mobilization for political participation, transparency, and accountability. This award enables YIAGA to deepen ownership of the fight against corruption and engage Nigerian youth in anti-corruption conversations and organizing. YIAGA is working with its (youth) media ambassadors to amplify the reach of investigative reporting by the Foundation’s media and journalism awardees. It is educating, organizing, and collaborating with youth associations and groups to demand accountability and track, report, and campaign for resolution on new and old corruption cases. The project contributes to a new atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in Nigeria.

  • $200,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — The purpose of the grant to YIAGA is to mobilize young people for effective participation and improved electoral governance through issue-based civic and voter education. The recommended grant will support a mapping/selection of prominent young radio presenters; a voter education content development workshop for 60 participants selected from youth organizations, radio presenters and civil society organizations; hosting the web portal www.ThumbItRight.org; the production of a voter education toolkit for Young Voter Education Volunteers; and outreach to universities.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement $680,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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