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Youth, Peacebuilding and Leadership Training Towards 2019 Elections in Nigeria
Event Date: 
Mon, 2018/04/16 - Thu, 2018/04/19
Nasarawa, Nigeria

UNESCO and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution of Nigeria, through its National Peace Academy, will organize a Youth, Peacebuilding and Leadership Training Towards 2019 Elections in Nigeria, from 16 to 20 April 2018.


This five-day intensive course will gather 50 participants: young leaders from the pilot North-Central geopolitical zone, and covering seven States (Benue, Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau).


The training will offer participants the following:


  • Enhance knowledge on concepts and terminologies in peacebuilding and leadership;

  • Enhance leadership skills to analyse and utilize various tools for peacebuilding;

  • Increase social skills and personal development and initiate processes for active participation in society;

  • Develop public policies needed to produce significant changes at local, national and global levels;

  • Design and implement innovative programmes that effectively initiate and sustain needed services at the grassroots level;

  • Develop skills to influence youths towards a “Culture of Peace”;

  • Create a vanguard of conflict mediators and negotiators in States.


This pilot course will contribute to the grooming of a new generation of youth leaders and influencers with skills and mechanisms to understand and mainstream peacebuilding and leadership, and to instill in them proper outlook towards non-violent approaches to conflict, a key step ahead of presidential and general elections in Nigeria, to be held in February 2019.



UNESCO Youth Programme

International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022)

Theme page:

Culture of Peace and Non-violence

Democracy and Global Citizenship

Learning to Live Together

Social Transformations