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Street begging: Keeping disabled people off the street in northern Nigeria

A section of disabled people at the skills acquisition centre ​in Dawakin Tofa, northern Nigeria

A community-led approach to ending the menace of street begging by disabled people at the grassroots in northern Nigeria through skills acquisition programs for the disabled is helping to keep them off the street and help them achieve self-reliance.     Street begging is synonymous with People with Disability (PWDs) all over northern

Boosting youth political participation through democracy peer education

Youth democracy activists in a group picture shortly after the training

The Organization for Community Civic Engagement’s three-day democracy peer education training drew youth democracy activists from across Nigeria’s northwest region As part of its work on strengthening the capacity of Nigerian youth to engage with political actors and promote public accountability in northern Nigeria, the Organization for Community Civic Engagement (OCCEN)

Y4HCI:  Harnessing the potency of soccer diplomacy for peace and development

Team members of Danmaliki United and Baraya United shortly after a Y4HCI football match in Bunkure community of the state of Kano

The Youth for Healthy Community Initiative (Y4HCI) was borne out of the realisation of the sheer efficacy of football – with its attributes of team work, team building and game spirit – to bring about sustainable and socially responsive youth engagement safe spaces for peace, tolerance and civic responsibility   The popularity

Giving adolescent girls a ‘second chance’ for education

Members of M4D's Life Skills Forum

  The second chance education program is an informal system of education targeting adolescent girls aged between 13 and 17 and who never had the opportunity to attend school or dropped out of school Northern Nigeria has one of the most frightful statistics of out-of-school girls in the world, which is evident

#Skills4Girls4Life: Making entrepreneurs out of northern Nigerian schoolgirls

Schoolgirls display their items produced under dRPC's Skills4Girls4Life project

Socio-cultural and economic factors have resulted in a wide disparity in the ratio of boys to girls’ access to education, entrepreneurial and economic opportunities in Nigeria and the statistics for the country’s northern half is even more scaring     By Adam Alqali and Ibrahim Badamasi According to the United Nations Children’s Fund

The Highpoints of the Nigerian Youth SDGs Summit stakeholders’ forum

Youth participants at the stakeholders' forum

The Nigerian Youth SDGs Summit high-level stakeholders’ forum themed: ‘Inspiring Youth Engagement, Promoting Youth Participation’ discussed young people’s role in the implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which came into effect on 1 January 2016 are a landmark agenda developed by countries of the world for

Entrenching women’s political participation at the grassroots

Participants pose for a group photo shortly after the event

It is believed that by removing the major cultural barriers hindering women’s participation in politics including achieving unity among women themselves, more women will have to opportunity to contest and win elective positions in the state of Kano   Women’s participation in politics, leadership and governance processes has always been a hotly

Mauritius: Science, Technology and Innovation Cannot Be Dissociated From Sustainable Development, Says President Gurib-Fakim

President of the Republic of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Science, Technology, Innovation and Research cannot, in whatsoever manner, be dissociated from the concepts of green economies, green societies and sustainable development, said the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, this morning at Le Sirius, Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, in Port Louis. The President was delivering a keynote address on the

Bringing hope to Tuberculosis patients in rural Nigeria

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria’s Active Tuberculosis Case Finding (ACF) approach is helping Nigeria, the country with highest TB burden in Africa, discover and treat more and more cases of active TB By Adam Alqali When forty-five-year old Yunusa Saidu, a farmer, started coughing and began having body pains

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