Volunteer for Accountability Lab

Accountability Lab catalyses a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. The organisation trains, mentors, and extends resources to local change makers to strengthen systems of accountability and unleash positive social and economic change.

Their flagship project, Integrity Idol Nigeria, is the first of its kind and will be an annual campaign with the explicit goal of “naming and faming” honest government officials by bringing Nigerians across the country into a conversation about integrity and accountability. Integrity Idol Nigeria will generate support for civil servants who are serving the public good, highlighting their excellent work in public in an independent way that builds a positive narrative. This will in turn lead to behavioural change that can improve lives and affect Nigeria positively. It will also allow Nigerians to be part of a corrupt-free Nigeria that they can help to build.

Integrity Idol relies heavily on the incredible work of active volunteers (one in each state of Nigeria) for:
– Outreach
– Nominations: The form are made available and collected through as many channels as possible including: online (www.integrityidol.org), through email to team members, and hard copy collected at community centres, government MDAs, coffee shops, events, etc. Forms are reviewed by volunteers who must provide clear justification for the nomination. It has to be clear that the nominee is being nominated for integrity, for example, not simply for good work in the community. Team and volunteers conduct background checks by phone by calling nominators and discussing the nominee.
– Management of Integrity Idol events
– Community building

Basic requirement for this task is ability/ competency to communicate clearly, data collection skill, and community/ people engagement.

The campaign will have volunteers across the country, so that even the furthest to reach communities can participate in the campaign. We will be selecting one volunteer in each state of Nigeria. Kindly include your state of residence in your application based on the guidelines below.


HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER (Please follow these instructions carefully)

Step 1: Read the post requirements above carefully, taking note of the location

Step 2: Make sure you are resident in the state where the opening exists and meet the requirements

Step 3: If you are fully available and interested, kindly register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 4: Drop us a comment below this post (NOT the registration page) with your name, active phone number, active email address and the state where you are currently based.


NOTE: Your comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment on this very page with the opening announcement after you register. We will close recruitment in about a week. Therefore, your comment needs to come in (and follow the guidelines above) within that recruitment window to be considered. Unfortunately, we may be unable to reach out to everyone due to limited openings. Please bear with us and do not be discouraged from trying again. Thank you!


2014 Prep2Grad Symposium

The Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project is pleased to announce the 2014 edition of its flagship programme, “Prep2Grad Symposium”. Being the third in the series, the 2014 edition is scheduled to hold on Friday, March 21st 2014 at the Centre for Continuing Education (CES Auditorium), University of Calabar, Calabar.

The Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project is a capacity development organization that is committed to inspiring, investing, engaging and facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives.

The “Prep2Grad” Symposiums seeks to inspire and equip young people, engaging them to plan for their graduation from school. The Symposium provides a sounding board for young Nigerians who are at the verge of graduating from Secondary Schools and Universities to learn from their peers who have accomplished successes in their chosen fields of business and their careers.

The theme for the 2014 edition is: “Learning the Ropes” and will be facilitated by:

• Lizzy Ekpenyong- Fabian, CEO, Lizzy’s Beauty Touch
• Ukemeobong Umoh, CEO, UK Sally Resources
• Aniekan Ekah, Blogger/CEO, Wetinhappen.com.ng
• Last Prophet, CEO, Laffhouse Entertainment

If you would like to volunteer your time on this project, kindly follow the steps below.

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org

Step 2: Leave a comment just below this post indicating your interest



Volunteers needed at iDea Hub, Calabar

The iDEA Incubation Centre in Calabar is calling for volunteers based in Calabar to take part in a Google Map Up (Geo Walk and Photo Walk) scheduled for November 18-22.
Technical training will be provided for volunteers to equip them for this exercise. They will also be introduced to free Google products.
Transportation and lunch arrangements have been made and more information will be communicated to you after we have sent your details.


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Don’t miss the Global Entrepreneurship Week event at Calabar this week! Check here. Would you be attending? Drop comments!
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Register NOW for GEW workshops!

Are you interested in building your enterprise or already an entrepreneur?

Register for the workshops to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week  from the 16th to 24th November, 2013, in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Calabar).


The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) remains the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators aimed at driving economic growth and expanding human welfare. Every November, GEW in over 120 countries inspires thousands of people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potentials as self-starters and innovators. The activities connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.


Enterprise Development Centre is the host of GEW Nigeria supported by two national partners (Etisalat Nigeria and Stanbic IBTC Bank).


See below the schedule of events for the week:


*a.      The GEW Walk –Saturday, Nov 16, 2013.* This is to kick off the GEW

week in Nigeria. *Route:* Take off point -EDC, VI Campus via- Adeola

Hopewell – via- Adetokunbo Ademola – via – Ahmed Bello – via – Adeola

Odekun – via Akin Adesola – via Ademola Alakija and terminates at Muri

Okunola ground. *Free participation! *


*b.      Women in Enterprise program with the theme *Removing Barriers to

Scaling Up *will hold on *Monday, Nov 18, 2013. *Women in Technology will

be one of the topics at the event. Venue: US Consulate, Walter Carrington

Street, V.I, Lagos. *Only 100 participants will be admitted.


*c.       Youth Entrepreneurship Dialogue – Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013.* This is

a conference that exposes young people to the benefits of entrepreneurship,

innovation and creativity and how they can turn little ideas into big

businesses. There will be pitching sessions at this event. Venue: Lagos

Business School, Ajah*. Registration is free!**



*d.      Agro – Ignite in  Calabar – Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2013.  *A platform

to engage Agric. Business and stakeholders on the state of agriculture in

Nigeria and discuss on the way forward in promoting that sector. Venue:

Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel. *Free participation!*


*e.       An Entrepreneurship Walk with a CEO in Abuja* – *Thursday,

21stNov, 2013.

*There will be a walk for entrepreneurship which will engage hundreds of

people in the Abuja metropolis. The CEO will share the success story and

challenges faced. *Free Participation!*



*f.       Market Access Nigeria in Lagos – Thursday, 21st Nov, 2013. *This

event is expected to create opportunities for credible small and growing

businesses (SGBs). It is an event aimed at bridging the gap between large

companies and SGBs while fostering network and partnership opportunities.

Venue: Muson Centre, Agip Hall, Lagos Island. *Registration is free!*



*g.      On Friday, 22 Nov, 2013 – A workshop on Wellness & Stress

Management *will be holding at* *TerraKulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street,

Victoria Island, Lagos.



* h.      Grand Finale – Dec 6, 2013.* This event marks the end of the GEW

and EDC Celebration of entrepreneurial activities


*Note: limited spaces available for all the events. START REGISTERING RIGHT AWAY!


To complete your registration, click here:: http://nigeria.smetoolkit.org/nigeria/en/content/en/54358/Registration-for-GEW-Events




– 18th November      –  Breeding an Enterprise Future on Beat FM @ 8am

– 19th November      – Supporting the Creative Enterprise on Beat FM @


– 20th November      – Promoting your Enterprise on Classic FM @ 9.20am

– 21st November       – Who is a social Entrepreneur? on Classic FM @


– 22nd November      – Funding the Enterprise on Classic FM @ 4.30pm

– 23rd November       – The Enterprise Culture* *on Classic FM @ 1.00pm

– 24th November       – Celebrating Entrepreneurship – Radio, Phone –in program

Featured: UyoCalyAxis blog

UyoCalyAxis touches down in Akwa Ibom and Cross River state axis. It is a blog that takes happening in this region to another level.
According to the promoters, they try to bring to the residents of Calabar and Uyo the type of news that they can relate with.
Enough of reading about things you never will comprehend and hearing about events involving people you may never meet.
What they bring is reporting that concerns the guy living next door such that every news item is one you can relate to; from news, to weddings to all sorts of events.


In a very short time, the blog has become the surfer’s choice and very popular amongst young people. “We want to stay focused on talking about the ordinary ‘Cross Riverian’ and ‘Akwa Ibomites,‘ as such, we feature events of people you see everyday in your neighborhood. So, don’t be too surprised if you wake up to read about that guy or lady that you work with at the same office or the lady in your local church who just got married.”


If you have an event coming up in future and you want to surprise your friends with the news, send it to us and we’ll make them only read about you just like a celebrity that you are. On Uyocalyaxis blog, everyone is a celebrity.

Openings for rapporteurs in Calabar

The 2013 Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference on CSR (AR-CSR™), a continent-wide CEO Round-table and Conference on  Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility is scheduled to take place between June 20-21, 2013 at the Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria with the theme, ‘Driving Innovation through Transformational Leadership & Sustainability’.


This event remains the all-inclusive Sustainability Management event of the year and the first of its kind in Africa. Leaders from a variety of sectors from far and wide within and outside the continent will gather to share their expertise and experiences on an array of Business and Development topics.


According to a Senior Consultant in the organising company, they would be needing three  rapporteurs based in Calabar to listen to conference proceedings, take relevant notes and submit same for the conference report. This is a great opportunity for those with very good business blogging and communication skills based in Calabar.





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