Tuesday, 7 February 2012

DESPLAY AFRICA (Youth Democracy Academy) Season 7 - Call for Application

Recent events sweeping across Africa inspired by the Arab Rising is a strong indication that there is attrition of trust between the people and the established authorities in Africa as far as the 21st century democracy and good governance dividends are concerned. This decade, more than any other before it promises to redesign the concept of citizen action in response to social contracts with its political leaderships. All of these seem to be predicated on a growing increase in democracy building and political awareness among young Africans who are now rising to the challenge of why Africa remains impoverished amidst it great endowment. This trajectory underscores the importance of not just building a critical mass of young people who are more socially informed but are more participatory democratically vis-a-vis emerging as Africa’s next generation democrats.

It is against this background that Youngstars Foundation with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED – Washington DC) has since 2005 been holding Africa’s foremost and most consistent annual youth democracy academy called Democracy Series for Participatory Learning and Actions by Youth – DESPLAY. The program which deepens young people’s knowledge about democracy and fosters active youth participation in governance processes has reached hundreds and thousands of young people from across West African countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon and South Africa. A new Africa is emerging because a new generation of young democrats are emerging, and DESPLAY is capacitating and networking this new emerging team! Apply today and you will be glad you did!

What DESPLAY Season 7 Offers:
• Admission for ONLY 30 young people within Africa (especially from West and Central African Countries).
• Two (2) semesters of 4 days each in a different state and region of Nigeria.
• About 36 knowledge based sessions and focus group discussions.
• Democracy and good governance engagement kit (Video and Hand Book)
• 10 days learning visit to an African country practising democracy.
• Opportunity to become President of DESPLAY Republic for season 7.
• Certificate of participation and opportunity to become DESPLAY Fellow,
• Etc.

Eligibility:
Young people from Nigeria and any other African country aged between 18 – 30 years.

Closing Date:
February 16th 2012.

Download Application Form

After download, complete the form, attach to an email and send to desplay@yahoo.com

Help Lines:
+234 703 553 5876, +234 8065479817

Source: YoungStar Foundation

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