The United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250 adopted in 2015 and the African Union Continental Framework on Youth, Peace and Security adopted in 2020 have called on member states to initiate a national roadmap for the engagement of young men and women in peace and security conversations across the world.
In agreement with this, on the 1st November 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria officially launched her National Action Plan (NAP) on Youth, Peace and Security and has now set in motion procedures for engaging young men and women in peace and security in line with the five (5) pillars – Participation, Protection, Prevention, Partnership and Disengagement and Reintegration) of the youth, peace and security frameworks.
This baseline study which is conducted by youth led civil society organisations in Nigeria including Building Blocks for Peace Foundation, Youth Initiative Against Terrorism, YOUPEDA, Taking All Men Brother, Advocates for Youth and Health Development, UNYPD, Angel Support Foundation and supported by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY)-Netherlands is aimed at exploring the status and interrogating the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security agenda in Nigeria.
This survey is therefore designed to gather data on the existing programs, achievements and gains across states, challenges likely to hinder the smooth implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in Nigeria and strategy for effective implementation.
The data collected would help shape the operationalization of the Youth, Peace and Security agenda across Nigeria and a conducive environment for young people’s participation in democratic processes, conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Nigeria.
Survey link https://bit.ly/nigeriayps