Free trainings starting this Summer!

Hello fam!

Before you run off to the business of today’s post, kindly weigh in on our discussion in the spirit of the International Youth Day coming up next week on August 12. It is celebrated to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. This year, the theme will be “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters.’ However, what we really want to know is what matters most to you as a youth in Nigeria? Kindly drop us a comment describing what changes affecting youth you would like to see in Nigeria.

 

We found us a whole bunch of free trainings across Nigeria you may be interested in. Be sure to check them out below.

 

1. Take a free online course with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network here.

Find out more about the YALI Network here.

 

2. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications represents a great opportunity for meeting it.

The Bowen University in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on 22-26 September 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using Google Drive, Dropbox, VoIP, online mapping and social media. Participants will get a chance to see what others have done, get hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assess how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation. This Learning Opportunity forms part of CTA initiatives that support development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating information more effectively.

Programme of the Learning Opportunity

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media: concepts and principles;
  • Selective access to information via (i) advanced multilingual search options; (ii) RSS and (iii) automated alerts;
  • Content curation: Tagging and Social Bookmarking;
  • Photos for the web;
  • Remote collaboration (e.g. GoogleDrive, Dropbox);
  • Online conversations (Skype, Google Hangouts, Viber, Whatsapp);
  • Online mapping (New Google Maps);
  • Blogging (Blogger or WordPress);
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter);
  • Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook), risks and mitigation measures;
  • Online Communities of Practice;
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media for Agri-business and marketing.

Participants – Eligibility and responsibilities

Participation in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.

Eligibility criteria

  • be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet;
  • have regular access to a computer ( ownership of a computer is an advantage);
  • be competent in  the use of the English language;
  • have an active e-mail account;
  • be actively engaged in agriculture and rural development / natural resource management / biodiversity conservation in the domains of ICT for development (ICT4D), policies, markets; publishing, communication and media;
  • be in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;
  • be a resident of Nigeria.

Responsibilities

Accepted participants will be responsible for all costs related to their travel to and from the venue at the Bowen University, their accommodation, breakfast and supper, their daily subsistence allowances, and for bringing their own WIFI-enabled laptop to the event.

Entitlements

During each event, the organisers will provide lunch and refreshments and distribute copies of CTA publications and instructional material.

Feedback

The organisers will inform successful applicants about the status of their application two weeks before the commencement of each course. Successful applicants will receive confirmation letters; others will be duly informed about the outcome of their application.

Deadline

1st September, 2014

APPLY here.

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3. The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists from the print, broadcast and photography specialties to the Girls and Women Investigative Reporting Training holding at Ekiti state, Rivers state, and Abuja.
Report Women! is a collaborative project between the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and the Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE) designed to focus on major issues of access and abuse, ranging from education, to health care, to violence, and early marriage among others on girls and women. It seeks to advance the partners’ commitment to the respect for the girl child and the woman’s rights as human rights. It will use the tool of investigative journalism to focus on these issues. Investigative Reporting of girls and women training is aimed at building the media’s capacity to strategically report girls and women issues as well as mainstream girls and women into media reportage generally. Participants who are shortlisted for the training will also have the opportunity to pitch for small grants to carry out investigation and report girls and women issues based on lessons garnered from the training experience.Note:

Applicants without relevant works but with demonstrated commitment and promise may be considered.

Female journalists are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

TENTATIVE TRAINING DATES

Ekiti State: 20th – 21st August, 2014

Rivers State: 2nd – 3rd September, 2014

Abuja: 17th – 18th September, 2014

Deadline is Auguust 14, 2014.

APPLY here

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Hello guys!

Hope we are doing well. Here is what we have planned ahead of the International Youth Day: bit.ly/engagenaijayouth

We’d like the whole house to get involved. Chances are that if this issue does not affect you, it affects your relative or loved one who is unemployed, at home on a boring 3 months holiday, or even thrown into idleness due to the prevailing and enduring strike action by ASUU. It would be great if we can see more and more innovative solutions around youth engagements and bring already existing, effective ones to light and acceptability!

Wouldn’t you like that there are easily accessible opportunities to work remotely from your phone/home for a project outsourcing platform or be engaged often in volunteering programmes or learn about meaningful associations and groups you can join or take up a holiday or quarter-day job or be accepted on a work shadowing programme to experience a week in the life of your role model? The possibilities are endless but these avenues to career enhancement are not exactly the norm in Nigeria. We don’t need to have to know somebody that knows somebody that is a friend or uncle to somebody that can help us get ahead in our career.

Let’s push the discussion now! On Facebook and Twitter, just make a post commenting on the issue but include #EngageNaijaYouth in your post.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

-Alert your peers about this

-Begin commenting via #EngageNaijaYouth

-Help compile important conclusions post-discussion

-Savvy media person? Help get a radio feature or represent us on a radio feature

-Post the press release at bit.ly/EngageNaijaYouth on a news blog or website,

-Help with a quick research

-Be a thought collector (ask a relevant person some relevant questions) using #EngageNaijaYouth on Facebook and Twitter

-Send in suggestions

 

Interested? Make sure you  can access your e-mails as they enter and that you have constant internet connection because we would be contacting you immediately. Fill the Get Involved form below:

 

Let’s have a meaningful holiday! Season’s greetings.

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#EngageNaijaYouth

Volunteer in Nigeria & coinaire.com present an International Youth Day special:

         ‘THE NIGERIAN YOUTH AND NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT’

(a nationwide social media discussion using the hashtag #EngageNaijaYouth)

Since mainstream jobs, internships and entrepreneurship have left us tens of millions of idle young people, in what other effective ways can we keep our youth productively engaged?

In the few days to your birthday, you probably take a moment to find reasons to celebrate and map out strategies for a greater year. The International Youth Day is going to be celebrated again on August 12. To mark this special day, the Volunteer in Nigeria network  in partnership with Coinaire Games has started off a nationwide social media discussion using the hashtag #EngageNaijaYouth on Twitter and Facebook.

The intent is to begin conversations around other youth engagements (aside the already vigorously preached mainstream jobs, internships and entrepreneurship which have left us the reality of tens of millions of idle youth) that can keep our youth productively engaged and to bring innovative ways of engaging young people to light. Coincidentally, this topic has been raised at a time when apart from the millions of unemployed young people in Nigeria, even more millions of youth have been thrown into idleness due to strike action and the summer holiday.

If you understand that the youth population represents the strength of our country, then it is easy to see that this discussion is everybody’s discussion. As such, every young person, professional, policy maker, Nigerian in Diaspora, and Nigerian alike, is invited to weigh in on this discussion. We also invite persons and organisations interested in the issues facing Nigeria, Africa and youth development from the rest of the world. It is easy to leave a comment on the subject! Once you are signed in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, you just make a post commenting on the issue including #EngageNaijaYouth in your statement. You could also join the main Twitter discussion moderated by @NaijaVolunteers on Sunday, August 11, 2013 (6-9pm). We’d be chatting with major movers and shakers and you do not want to miss this! Remember to include the hashtag, #EngageNaijaYouth, and @NaijaVolunteers in your posts. Coinaire Games would be giving out free recharge card after you have won an easy game at coinaire.com all day!

The following considerations help clarify the direction of the discussion:

-What functional youth associations and groups are there for young people to join conveniently?

-Are there project outsourcing platforms that allow the youth work remotely? How can they be made effective and acceptable to organisations?

-Can companies and other organisations effectively implement work shadowing and volunteering programmes for their Corporate Social Responsibility projects? What are the ways to successfully implement such?

-What can be done to promote professional half-day, quarter-day, flexible, freelance and remote jobs?

-How can we best structure Industrial Training programmes to achieve its objectives and achieve effectiveness?

-What other engagements are available and can be created for the Nigerian youth?

Some great people from our network of nation-building volunteers would be compiling the conclusions from this discussion and have it forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and the office of the Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation. Start leaving your suggestions and comments immediately!

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

+Join the discussion using #EngageNaijaYouth

+An influencer? Be our guest on the chat day! Leave a comment and we would be in touch.

+Repost this to your blog

+Feature us on a radio programme

+ Send this as a BC (Broadcast message) if you use a Blackberry (Remember to tell them to re-broadcast).

+ Forward the link bit.lyEngageNaijaYouth to your email contacts and tell them to forward to their contacts as well

+ Share this post on Twitter, Facebook profile/groups, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and any other platform you use

Ask me any question.

Ma’Reke!