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3RD GLOBAL YOUTH CONFERENCE ON DEMOCRACY & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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Start Date & Time
February 20, 2008
All day event.

End Date & Time
February 22, 2008
All day event.

Location
British Council Lagos, Nigeria
Ikoyi
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Event Cost
FREE

Event URL
www.ayftafrica.ca

RSVP Info
Name: Maryanne Nwaokeleme
Phone: 2348033901043
E-mail: miymiynwa@yahoo.co.uk,maryann@ayftafrica.ca

Categories
Peace & Conflict
Globalization

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Citizens around the world seek more transparent, responsive and accountable government. Although Nigerians seek the same but most Nigerians are preoccupied by their personal challenges for survival and better life rather than engage in issues concerning the government to the detriment of our political, economic and social development.

Accountability requires not only a technical process of monitoring government activities, looking at facts and statistics but also political process involving citizens and civil society to organize and participate effectively in democratic processes. Exploring the evolving governance and political structures however, this is not so.

How do we develop a culture of participatory governance amongst the citizens and CSO to build grassroots participation and accountability in governance? How do we improve accountability and transparency? How do we make ourselves accountable in a country where political position means the same as wealth, jobs and employment opportunity? These are some of the questions this conference seeks to resolve.

This conference will provide an opportunity for focal discussion on the critical issues of enhancing greater demand for voice and accountability by the people themselves for better public policy and practice, Citizenship, corruption, and government service delivery.
The key constraints faced by the citizens and civil society in engaging with government for effective participatory governance and explore ways in which to overcome some of these challenges. By focusing on participatory governance at the local level we are more likely to achieve the MDGs.
It will be a public event and a closed workshop for selected youths based on open interactive sharing and learning through group work.

Theme: Accountability: Achieving participatory governance.
Date: February 20 & 22, 2008.
Venue: British Council Lagos
International guest Speaker: Adam Giambrone
Former President New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP), Chair - Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Confirmed Guest Speakers: Prof. Patrick Utomi
Former Presidential candidate 2007
Mrs. Clara Ibirogba
Director Directorate of Citizens Right Lagos
Dr. Mrs. S.V.M Gopalkrishna
Political Science Lecturer University of Lagos


Maryanne Nwaokeleme
Conference Cordinator


People Attending People Attending (19)

Timothy Ogene
Timothy Ogene


AIYELO OYEWOLE FIMMYHAN
AIYELO OYEWOLE FIMMYHAN


Bless4real
Bless4real


Remmy
Remmy


Sotonye
Sotonye


BOLA OLANREWAJU
BOLA OLANREWAJU


mike
mike


YVON BEKALE
YVON BEKALE


ospp
ospp


Johne
Johne


Henry Obarefe
Henry Obarefe


Peter Omamogho
Peter Omamogho


Ritchie
Ritchie


ibe kelechi vera
ibe kelechi vera


Tunde
Tunde


Mohammed Ahmed-Shaibu
Mohammed Ahmed-Shaibu


tesi ricky
tesi ricky


saint ussher
saint ussher


Sule
Sule



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Niger/Delta crisis......Issue 1 - Posted By: Ritchie
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Youth For Transparency International
Youth engagement, networking, training, policy advocacy,...we are inspired and strengthened more by our youth led initiatives around the world, who share our dreams and identify their own concerns and the right way to overcome such challenge...from ..health, environment, leadership, governance,...