National Youth Council of Nigeria: Strategic Plan 2011-2015

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  • 1. STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA [2011 -2015]
  • 2. 2 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Contents Abbreviations and Acronyms .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4 Normative Framework for the NYCN Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 SECTION ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8 1.1 Preamble .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8 1.2 Definition of Youth .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9 1.3 Youth Profile .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9 1.4 Structure of the Strategic Plan .. .. .. .. .. .. 10 1.5 2011 Work-plan .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 2.0 VISION, MISSION AND VALUES .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 2.1 Vision .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 2.2 Mission .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 2.3 Values .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 3.0 PRINCIPLES AND PRIORITIES .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12 3.1 Principles .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12 3.2 Priorities .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 13 SECTION TWO 1.0 INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15 1.1 Preamble .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15 1.2 History .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15 1.3 Objectives .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15 1.4 Organisational Structure .. .. .. .. .. .. 15 1.5 Significance of the Council.. .. .. .. .. .. 16 1.6 Affiliations .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16 1.7 Sponsorship .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 17 1.8 Implementation of the Strategic Plan .. .. .. .. .. 17
  • 3. 3 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 2.0 SWOT ANALYSIS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18 3.0 THEMATIC AREAS FOR THE STRATEGIC PLAN .. .. .. .. .. 19 3.1 Introduction .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19 3.2 NYCN Organisational Development .. .. .. .. .. 19 3.3 Youth Development .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19 3.4 Youth, Health and HIV/AIDS .. .. .. .. .. .. 19 3.5 Youth, Agriculture, Employment and Poverty .. .. .. .. 20 3.6 Youth, Governance and Security .. .. .. .. .. 20 3.7 Youth, Sports and Recreation .. .. .. .. .. .. 20 SECTION THREE 1.0 STRATEGIC PLAN 2011-2015 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22 2.0 WORK PLAN 2011-2012.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 31 3.0 STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 43
  • 4. 4 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Abbreviations and Acronyms AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome CBN Central Bank of Nigeria CEDAW UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women CLTC Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre CRC UN Convention on the Rights of the Child CSOs Civil Society Organizations DFID Department for International Development FMOH Federal Ministry of Health FMOIA Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs FMOI&C Federal Ministry of Information and Communication FMOWA Federal Ministry of Women Affairs FMYD Federal Ministry of Youth Development FOS Federal Office of Statistics GBV Gender based Violence HCT HIV Counselling and Testing HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus LGA Local Government Area M&E Monitoring & Evaluation MDGs Millennium Development Goals NACA National Agency for the Control of AIDS NAN News Agency of Nigeria NAPTIP National Agency for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons NBS National Bureau of Statistics NCCE National Commission for Colleges of Education NEPAD New Partnership for Africa’s Development NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
  • 5. 5 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 NPC National Planning Commission NPHCDA National Primary Health Care Development Agency NPopC National Population Commission NUC National Universities Commission NUJ National Union of Journalists NYSC National Youth Service Corps NYCN National Youth Council of Nigeria NYDC National Youth Development Centre PLWHA People Living with HIV and AIDs SFH Society for Family Health SRH Sexual and Reproductive Health UN United Nations UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNESCO United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UNIC United National Information Centre UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women USAID United States Agency for International Development VYO Voluntary Youth Organisation WHO World Health Organisation YDF Youth Development Fund YFC Youth Friendly Centres YFHS Youth-Friendly Health Services YSOs Youth Serving Organizations
  • 6. 6 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Normative Framework for the NYCN Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework International Instruments a. Universal Declaration of Human Rights b. International Youth Charter c. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) d. UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) e. ILO Conventions 138 and 183 on the Minimum Age for Work and on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour f. UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols on trafficking in persons, small arms and light weapons and migrant smuggling g. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court etc; Continental Instruments a. AU Youth Charter and Policies b. AU Convention on the Rights and Welfare of the African Child Regional a. ECOWAS Youth Policy b. ECOWAS Humanitarian Policy c. ECOWAS Social Policy d. ECOWAS Plan of Action on Combating Trafficking in Persons National a. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999; Chapter 2 on Fundamental Objective and Directive Principles of State Policy and Chapter 4 on Fundamental Human Rights b. National Youth Policy c. National Youth Employment Action Plan d. New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) e. Vision 20:2020
  • 7. SECTION ONE
  • 8. 8 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Preamble Youth is a period which is both of extreme importance in the development of any nation as well as a sensitive period for the individual youth and by extension, the nation and society as a whole. Youth are not only actual leaders in some role or the other but are also future leaders and, potentially and actually, the greatest investment in any country’s development. The extent to which the youth of any nation possesses the assets of intelligence, responsibility, creativity and patriotism determines the potential of a nation for development. With Nigeria’s population being predominantly young, the present administration has given due consideration to the significance of the youth in socioeconomic and political development and has found it most desirable to initiate the National Youth Development Policy. This is to facilitate purposeful, focused and well articulated effort at tapping the energy and resourcefulness of the youth thereby harnessing their potentials for growth and development of the country. This resolve and commitment to the development of the youth has been reinforced by resolutions of various international organisations which draw attention to the need to concretely address the problems of the youth and empower them (e.g. The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment approved in May 1998). The National Youth Development Policy is an official declaration of the importance of the youth in National development. It is indicative of the readiness of the Federal Government to meet needs and aspirations of the youth as well as seek solutions to their problems. It sets guidelines for all stakeholders to empower the youth to realize their potentialities and take advantage of the opportunities available to make positive contributions to the well-being of their communities and the society as a whole. The policy has taken into account the range of problems faced by the youth whilst anticipating the challenges that they are likely to confront and outlining appropriate objectives, policies, programmes and implementation plans to be executed so as to empower the youth as active participants in the shaping of the political and economic destiny of our nation. The Policy also recognizes that youths are not a homogeneous category and that differences exist among them. Therefore, the Policy contains provisions that will address the specific and special needs of each several identified target groups. Furthermore, the Policy is informed by the provisions of Chapters II (Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy) and IV (Fundamental Rights) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, provisions which demand the involvement of all Nigerians as equal partners and stakeholders in the task of building and developing our nation. Finally, the Administration recognizes that the youth are a particular segment of the national popu lation that is sensitive, energetic, active and in the most productive phase of their life as citizens. Hence, the Government is committed to this progressive, creative and all-inclusive National Youth Development Policy to generate maximum expression of youthful creativity and productivity, ingenuity and freedom in the context of an appropriate environment for self-expression, self- sustenance and self-actualization by the youth.
  • 9. 9 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 1.2 Definition of Youth The way in which a nation defines its youth is related to the objective conditions and realities that exist in its immediate environment. In the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a youth is defined as a citizen of Nigeria of aged between 18 to 35 years. This age bracket represents the most active, volatile and yet vulnerable segment of the country’s population socio-economically, emotionally and in other respects. 1.3 Youth Profile Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and accounts for approximately one-sixth of Africa’s people. She has a population of 150 million and a growth rate of 2.5% per annum. Of Nigeria’s total population, 66.9% are literate. The literacy rate for females is 62.4% compared to 71.3% for males. Furthermore, 64% of Nigerians live below the international poverty line of US $1.25 per day. Predominantly, Nigeria’s population is young with over 78% of the total population aged between 0 and 35 years. The total population of the youth (15 – 34 years) is 51 million, with 25.9 million (50.5%) being males and 25.4 million (49.5%) being females. The youth thus constitute 33% of the total population equivalent to one out of every three Nigerians. However, being a vulnerable group with peculiar but unmet needs and aspirations, a majority of the youth face several problems highlights of which include the following: Inadequate parental care; Non-availability of suitable sports and recreational facilities; Moral decadence in the society; Lack of appropriate role models; Religious fanaticism; Cult activities Political manipulation of youth organisations; Unemployment and under-employment; Poor education; Breakdown of family values; and Indiscipline. In addition to these, mounting health and social welfare problems are also substantial issues. For example, although between 43% and 53% of youths are sexually active, but most of these youths lack adequate education and services to promote and protect their reproductive health. The rapidly increasing rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is also of significant concern. The
  • 10. 10 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 estimated prevalence rate of HIV in adults aged between 15 – 49 years is 3.1 and 2.6 million people are living with AIDS. The youth being the most vulnerable to these disease conditions, suffer the lack of proper care and treatment. Similarly, a number of youths suffer different types of disabilities ranging from deafness to mental disorder. Rehabilitation and vocational training centres for the disabled are however grossly inadequate and ill equipped leading to grave living conditions and sometimes death. The crisis of youth unemployment in Nigeria has over the years led to a myriad of circumstances which has painted the country badly in the international scene. Although the percentage of educated youths has been on the increase in the past five years, several youths still lack access to education. The quality of the education being provided is another problem which is telling on the quality of workers available for employment. These problems affect the youth adversely making them vulnerable to for those who have employment, low income levels, poor working conditions and various forms of exploitation. Others who are unemployed frequently engage in manual labour, street hawking, petty trading, crime and other social vices. The extent of problems which confront Nigerian youths require committed and determined effort on the part of all stakeholders in order to help them achieve their potentials and make them appropriate partners in the task of national development. These problems need to be addressed urgently to ensure that youths are empowered to play active roles in nation building and development. 1.4 Structure of the Strategic Plan The peculiarity of the Nigerian situation necessitates that appropriate action leading to visible change be embarked upon within the next five years. This strategic plan, in keeping with the former is to cover 2011 – 2015. The strategies are structured around six thematic areas condensed from the eighteen themes outlined in the National Youth Policy. These themes are 1. NYCN Organisational Development 2. Youth Development 3. Youth, Health and HIV/AIDS 4. Youth, Agriculture, Employment and Poverty 5. Youth, Governance and Security 6. Youth, Sports and Recreation
  • 11. 11 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 1.5 2011 Work-plan A work-plan for the period 2011 to 2012 is anticipated. The 2011 work-plan is conceived of as an “INCEPTION PLAN” to serve as a bridge between the assumed zero implementation status of the NYCN for 2010 and main operationalization of the Strategic plan from the year 2012. As such, the work-plan should be focused on achieving optimization of capacities and an initial level of critical mass in operational efficiency of the NYCN at national and sub-national levels. Implementation of the work-plan should span national and sub-national (State) levels and shall take the following into consideration: 1. Convergence Associated activities shall be executed together as a means of saving costs, reducing duplication and ensuring complementary effects. 2. Cross cutting issues Cross cutting issues such as gender and conflict shall be duly mainstreamed and taken into consideration in implementation of the Strategic Plan and work-plan. Accordingly specific instruments providing doctrine and training on these and other areas shall be developed in due course. 3. Multi-level Implementation The Strategic plan and work-plan shall be implemented at both National and State levels and monitoring and evaluation as well as project coordination shall anticipate this reality 2.0 VISION, MISSION STATEMENT AND VALUES 2.1 Vision To build a cohesive platform, for facilitating innovative initiatives for connecting young people to a means for a sustainable future 2.2 Mission Statement To channel the youthful energy of young people into a vision for accelerated self and national development 2.3 Values NYCN endorses all the values and principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the National Youth Policy and all International instruments on youth development. Particularly, the core values of the National Youth Council of Nigeria are; 1. Patriotism A Patriot is someone who loves, supports, and is prepared to serve their country. As members of the NYCN, we will always be patriotic about Nigeria at all times. We will uphold and defend our country as occasion arises.
  • 12. 12 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 2. Equity The NYCN will function as an organisation that shows no favouritism but is fair to all. We will eschew all forms of discrimination whether by gender, age, tribe, or religion. 3. Volunteerism Volunteerism can be defined as contributing one's time or talents for charitable, educational, social, political, or other worthwhile purposes, usually in one's community, freely and without regard for compensation. This will be our attitude to service in the Council. 4. Representation The NYCN will be a properly represented organisation with her voice being a force in all areas of governance in Nigeria. All members of the NYCN will adequately represent their various constituencies expressing their pertinent concerns. 5. Accountability The NYCN shall display complete transparency and shall be accountable to its members as well as its various publics for all its actions. There shall be the concerted promotion of responsibility, financial probity and a real commitment to desirable results amongst Nigerian youth. 6. Innovation/Creativity The quest for innovation in the delivery of our mandate to Nigerian youth and employment of creativity in talking problems at the local, state and national levels shall be hallmarks of our efforts. 7. Excellence The NYCN will strive, as organization to surpass ordinary standards of quality in all our dealings and we will conduct ourselves in such a manner as to draw respect and admiration from all. 3.0 PRIORITIES AND PRINCIPLES The following priorities and principles will direct the NYCN in the fulfilment of its vision and goals. 3.1 Priorities 1. Community Contribution We contribute as active citizens of the country through service and leadership to our communities. This gives us a sense of belonging and ownership towards the society. 2. Human Capital Development We focus on developing young people and their organisations because we recognise that youths are the pillars of development.
  • 13. 13 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 3. Multi-cultural Appreciation We appreciate the diverse cultures that exist in our country and we utilize this diversity to create unity. 4. Co-ordination and Monitoring We co-ordinate and monitor the activities of young people and youth organisations towards effective re-engineering of the Youths for national development. 5. Youth Integration in Governance We advocate for the full integration of youths in governance including decision making in all tiers of government. 3.2 Principles 1. Transformational community development with youths as full partners. 2. Youth development is holistic and shall be developmentally appropriate to fit the specific situation of the youth concerned. 3. Youth development strategies are place based and reflect local needs. 4. Youth shall be engaged in decision making and meaningful roles. 5. Young people are assets not liabilities
  • 14. SECTION TWO
  • 15. 15 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 1.0 INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK 1.1 Preamble The National Youth Council of Nigeria is the apex body of all Voluntary Youth Organisations in Nigeria, duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission and sub-vented by the Ministry. It is the authoritative voice of the Nigerian Youth as it is the link between Government and the Youth. 1.2 History In the wake of Nigeria's independence various bodies and like minded organisation harmonised to form unions and umbrellas to support the growth and success of the new Republic. Voluntary Youth Organisations (VYOs) merged to form the NYCN on August 28, 1964. The council was formerly recognised by parliament as the umbrella organisation of all legitimate uniformed and non-uniformed VYOs in Nigeria. 1.3 Objectives The Objectives of the Council shall be: 1. To co-ordinate the various programmes of all the nationally recognized voluntary Youth Organizations and State Youth Councils. 2. To study various problems confronting the Nigerian Youth and find means of alleviating same; 3. To be responsible for active mobilization of youth for Youth Development programmes nationwide. 4. To contribute, comment and give recommendation on important national issues as they relate to and affect the Nigerian Youth. 5. To ensure that all international engagements by nationally recognized VYOs are properly cleared with the Federal Ministry responsible for Youth Affairs through the Council before such engagements are undertaken. 6. To evaluate at the end of the year the programme of activities of nationally recognized VYOs, State Youth Councils and FCT Abuja Youth Council and submit its recommendations to the Federal Ministry responsible for Youth Affairs. 7. To ensure effective participation of the NYCN in International Youth activities. 8. To serve as training ground for Youth as future leaders of the country. 1.4 Organisational Structure NYCN by law and status is a non-political, non-religious, non-selective and the apex body to supervise all nationally recognized voluntary youth organization and state youth council. The Council has a chapter in every state of the Federation (including the FCT) and in all of the 774 Local Government Areas in the Country. It has over 37,000 member Voluntary Youth Organisations (VYOs) affiliated at its National, State and Local Government levels. It also has Vice Presidents in charge of each of the six geo-political zones. The National Grand Patron is the sitting President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • 16. 16 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 The NYCN is led by a National Executive Council (NEC). The NEC is headed by a president who is deputized by one deputy president. These executives are elected for a term of 3 years of not more than two terms. They are at the apex of the organisation and thus administer all issues concerning youth at the national level. Other executives according to hierarchy are six vice presidents drawn from the six geo-o-political zones of the country, the secretary general, the assistant secretary general, the financial secretary, the treasurer, the legal officer, the public relation officer, social secretary, the auditor, six ex-officio and the headquarters’ ex-officio. The congress is the group of affiliated VYO's and states chapters of youth council. There are eight board of trustees members which are prominent citizens from each of the geo-political zones. The Federal Ministry of Youth Development offers supervisory function. A. National Executive Committee 1. President 2. Deputy President 3. Six (6) Vice Presidents (one for each geopolitical zone) 4. Secretary General 5. Assistant Secretary General 6. Financial Secretary 7. Treasurer 8. Publicity Secretary 9. Internal Auditor 10. Legal Adviser 11. Seven (7) Ex-officio members (one) for each of the six geo political zones and one of whom shall be for the seat of the Council Headquarters. 12. Immediate Past President B. Management Committee C. Board of Trustees D. Directorates 1.5 Significance of the Council The National Youth Council of Nigeria is significant for the following roles: 1. It is the stationary authoritative voice of Nigeria Youths. 2. It is the country's sole representative at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) and International Conventions of Youth. 3. It is the government recognised umbrella organization for all VYOs at the National, State and LGA levels of the country. 1.6 Affiliations It is affiliated to World Assembly of Youth (WAY), Pan Africa Youth Union (PAYU) and West Africa Youth Union (WAYU).
  • 17. 17 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 1.7 Sponsorship The FMYD provides potential for sponsorship and relationships between NYCN and donor organisations is immensely great. With the present interest and support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Council has an opportunity for referral to other UN organisations. 1.8 Implementation of the Strategic Plan Establishment of National Administrative Secretariat The NYCN has so far, operated a structure based on its elected leaders at both national and sub- national levels. While this is, no doubt a necessary feature of its adherence to internal democracy, the requirement for a professional cadre of programme officers and fully established and operational administrative secretariats becomes more apparent by the day. This will be needed if the organization is to achieve its much desired status as a professionally run not for profit organization capable of accessing and appropriately utilizing funds from a variety of sources in achieving its aims. In the execution of this Strategic Plan, the NYCN shall establish an administrative secretariat and develop a professional cadre of young program staff to work with the directorates in the execution of the programs of the NYCN under the supervision of the NEC. The coordination and program implementation system of the NYCN shall also prioritize the development of appropriate systems of financial accounts and records as are required by law and are crucial to proper organizational governance. State Administrative Secretariats There shall also be established State level Administrative Secretariats with professional cadre officers selected through open and competitive processes from amongst young Nigerians. The basis for selection shall be determined in written regulations by the NEC. Staff of the Secretariat at State level shall be responsible for implementation of this Strategic Plan within the State under the supervision of the State Chapter Coordinator and the State leadership of the NYCN. Reporting State Chapter Coordinators shall be responsible for ensuring that reports are prepared and transmitted to the National Secretariat latest by the 31st of July each year for the preceding year as their contributions to the NYCN Annual report.
  • 18. 18 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 2.0 SWOT ANALYSIS An environmental scan of the NYCN and application of the SWOT reveals a number of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats which serve to either provide leverage for the success of endeavours of the NYCN or to act as hindrances and obstacles. Strength 1. Numerical strength and spread across Nigeria. 2. Access to the highest corridors of power in the Nigerian government 3. Vibrant leadership and membership 4. Diversity of membership 5. Dynamism of the Council 6. Platform for leadership development Weakness 1. Defective Constitution 2. Weak organisational structure 3. Problems of managerial and technical capacity 4. Inadequate financial base and incapacities in the area of fund raising 5. Inadequate knowledge and research base 6. Lack of expert support 7. Lack of internal cohesion Opportunities 1. Existence of democratic governance in Nigeria and an improved space for social dialogue; 2. Political will within governance circles as shown by the establishment of a Ministry of Youth Development and adoption of the National Youth Policy 3. Recognition of the importance of youth and creation of ministries and parastatals to address youth issues by Federal and State governments. 4. Broad bilateral and multi-lateral donor interest in support for national development and specifically youth development initiatives in Nigeria 5. Presence of many vibrant youth volunteer organizations spread along the landscape 6. Availability of viable media organizations likely to be sympathetic to the youth cause 7. Presence of former members of Council in various positions of responsibility in Federal, State and Local Government levels 8. International conventions and treaties bordering on youth development 9. Youth friendly leaders Threats 1. Inconsistency of standards by the FMYD 2. Inadequate funding 3. Partisan politicization of the NYCN by unprincipled politicians 4. Negative perception of the Council by some individuals and organisation
  • 19. 19 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 3.0 THEMATIC AREAS 3.1 Introduction This strategic plan is takes into cognizance the thematic areas identified by the NYP as critical focus areas for achieving youth development. These thematic areas have however been re- grouped with NYCN’s circle of influence in mind to six key themes around which its activities for the next five years have been structured. These thematic areas are: 1. NYCN Organisational Development 2. Youth Development 3. Youth, Health and HIV/AIDS 4. Youth, Agriculture, Employment and Poverty 5. Youth, Governance and Security 6. Youth, Sports and Recreation 3.2 NYCN Organisational Development As an organisation, the NYCN has been in existence for the past 30 years. Founded as the focal youth organization to be the voice of the Nigerian youth, it occupies a strategic position in national development. However, no organization will achieve its mission, goals and objectives without an adequate structure which can carry its weight and provide a framework for the execution of its programs and projects. Thus, organizational development for the NYCN becomes a priority theme for the next five years. 3.3 Youth Development Youth development can be described as the active process by which young people are engaged, equipped and empowered to be active citizens in society. This is characterised by a purposeful strength-building approach. This thematic area which aims at building upon the creative capacities inherent within each young person covers all issues relating to the development of the Nigerian Youth including but not limited to education, skills development, culture and family life, information and communication technology (ICT), environment, and science and technology. 3.4 Youth, Health and HIV/AIDS The African Youth Charter succinctly states that every young person shall have the right to enjoy the best attainable state of physical, mental and spiritual health. This thematic area addresses the formulation and implementation of programmes to enhance the health of the Nigerian Youth. The furtherance of the campaign and creation of awareness as it concerns human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) are major focus areas.
  • 20. 20 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 3.5 Youth, Agriculture, Employment and Poverty Over a sixth of the world population live below the poverty line. This statistic becomes more appalling when figures from developing countries are in question. In Nigeria, abject poverty plagues millions of young people and is manifested not only in financial limitations resulting especially from the lack of a viable means of livelihood, but also through limited access to public amenities such as potable water, good roads and decent accommodation. The increasing rate of youth unemployment in our country is also a major challenge to national development thus the importance of this thematic area. 3.6 Youth, Governance and Security The security of life and property as it borders on good governance cannot be overemphasized. The present day Nigeria is challenged with numerous security issues at the centre of which are the youths. Youths are directly involved in the perpetration of crimes some violent in nature such as the Jos crisis, Boko Haram crisis, bomb blasts and several instances of kidnappings. Also, youths are the major group affected by these crimes. As a strategy to addressing these problems and more, an increase in the participation of youths in governance has been suggested. This is therefore the focus of this thematic area. 3.7 Youth, Sports and Recreation Participation in sports and recreation is largely a youth affair. This important part of life is sometimes under emphasized and not given due attention secondary to lack of, and or adherence to policies that guide and promote its development. Strategies in this thematic area focus on building a culture among youths that values sports and recreation whilst increasing camaraderie between youths of different tribes thereby fostering national unity.
  • 21. SECTION THREE
  • 22. 22 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 1.0 STRATEGIC PLAN 2011 - 2015 THEMATIC Area - NYCN Organisational Development Strategic Goal 1 – To reposition the NYCN as an organization with full capacity with which to fulfil its mandate S/No Strategy/Activities Success Indicator Responsible Institutions Sources of Verification Timeline 1 Institutional review and development of the NYCN including conduct of organizational review and development of Manual of Operations (MOP) and development of a road-map for Capacity Building (CB) Organizational review successfully completed; Organizational operational policies in place NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA Copies of report of organizational review ; Copies of Manual of Operations and Road map for capacity building 2011 2 Preparation of Financial and Audit Report of the NYCN Organization has financial accounts and audit available for NYCN and external partners NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA Copies of financial accounts and audit report 2011 3 Leadership Retreat for NYCN NEC Leadership capacities developed through the retreat NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA, CLTC, UNDP Report of Organizational Assessment (OSAT) Report of the Retreat 2011 4 Development of FMYD/NYCN Guidelines for VYOs Review of literature and development of draft guidelines completed. Workshop to consider and adopt guidelines conducted NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA Copy of guidelines and report of workshop 2011
  • 23. 23 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 5 Development of Data base of registered VYOs Completion of review of existing lists of registered voluntary youth organizations; Data base in place with directory and contacts list for organizations NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA, Other development partners Report of review of existing lists Existence of data base electronic and hardcopy 2012 6 Review of current NYCN Constitution Consultative workshop on constitutional review of NYCN conducted; Draft Amendments to the NYCN Constitution Adopted and constitutional amendment carried out; Re-registration of the NYCN /Chartering NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA Report of consultative workshop ; Copies of draft of new constitution ; Certified copies of re- registered constitution with the CAC 2011 7 Development of draft bill for Statutory Establishment of the National Youth Council of Nigeria Desk review of Legislation for establishment of NYCN completed ; Workshop to consider draft bill held ; Advocacy meetings with the National Assembly Committees on Youth Development NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA, NASS Report of Desk Review; Report of workshop; Report of advocacy sessions with the National Assembly 2012
  • 24. 24 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 8 Annual Reviews on Implementation of the Strategic Plan Annual Report prepared; Annual review meeting held NYCN, FMYD Copies of Annual report; Report of Annual Review meeting Annually; Start 2011 9 Training of Trainers (ToT) program for development of capacities of the NYCN and voluntary youth organizations Workshops in 6 geopolitical zones held; In-house training sessions held by the trainers in their organizations NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA, FMOE; Voluntary Youth Organizations Reports of Zonal workshops ; Reports of in-house training sessions 2011 – 2012 THEMATIC Area – Youth Development Strategic Goal 2 – S/No Strategy/Activities Success Indicator Responsible Institutions Sources of Verification Timeline 10 Advocate for increment and effectiveness in educational funding by all tiers of government Advocacy events for 100% of present percentage or 26% of total budget successfully held NYCN, FMYD, FMOE, UNFPA, UNESCO, WB, ETF, UBEC, ASUU, ASUP, MDGs, NANS, EFA, NUT, NERDC Reports of advocacy meetings at Federal and State levels ; Federal and State Budgetary allocation for education 2012 – 2013 11 Advocacy for establishment or strengthening of existing scholarship programmes (on local, state and federal government levels) for indigent youth based on access by merit Merit based scholarship awards in place, New scholarship programmes established NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA, FMOE, UBEC, NUT, NOA, MDGs Reports on Scholarships awarded; New Reports of scholarship programmes created 2012 – 2013
  • 25. 25 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 12 Explore and promote systems for accelerated/competence based and remedial education Systems for accelerated/ competence based and remedial education identified and implemented NYCN, FMYD, UNDP, WB, UNESCO, NCCE, NBTE, Adult Education authorities, Educational Institutions and other development partners e.g. MTN Number and efficacy of accelerated education systems in active use 2011 – 2012 13 Implement a program for development of rural libraries Rural libraries established ; Youth in rural schools benefit from libraries program NYCN, FMYD, MDGs, NCCE, NBTE, UBEC, UNAID, WB, FMOE, UNESCO, Reports of program execution 2012 14 Promotion of education, science and technology parks Plan for park development, establishment of parks NYCN, FMOE, FMYD, MDGs, WB, UNAID, UNESCO, UBEC, ETF, NDDC, PTDF, other development partners Copy of plans and MOU’s with relevant authorities ; Physical visits to parks 2012 – 2014 15 Collaboration with NANS and the NUC to integrate Guidance and Counselling (focusing on life skills) into orientation programs of all tertiary institutions Guidance and Counselling seminars in tertiary institutions FMOE, UBEC, UNESCO, NUC, NANS, NCCE, ASUU, ASUUP, WB, MDGs, UNAID, Reports of seminars and other events Annually, Pilot in 2011 16 National Reading campaign using youth volunteers as reading coaches in local areas Increased reading ability of youths in rural areas NYCN, NYSC, FMOE, UNFPA, UNESCO, WB, NOA, National Library, other development partners Reports of higher achievement in reading and better results in English language examinations in educational institutions 2012-2015 17 Develop an NYCN Master Plan for Youth Development with specificity for National, State and Local levels Master plan available and utilized for advocacy in developing blueprints NYCN, NYSC, FMYD, FMOE, UNFPA, UNESCO, NOA, State and Local Governments Copy of Master Plan ; Reports of advocacy meetings; 2013 – 2015
  • 26. 26 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 18 Organize Annual Youth Summits as a platform for measuring progress made in achieving goals of the National Youth Policy Youth Summit held towards articulating youth interests and measuring progress recorded NYCN, FMYD, NYSC, UNFPA, UNESCO, NOA, UNICEF, UNDP etc. Reports of the National Youth Summit Annually; Start 2012 19 Organize community based awareness and enlightenment programme on climate change and environmental preservation through rally and town hall campaigns Increased enlightenment amongst communities NYCN, MDG, WB, UNESCO, UNAID Reports, Government publications 2013 20 Advocacy for clear and effective environmental protection policy by all tiers of government Environmental protection policy NYCN, NASS, MDG Reports of advocacy meetings; copies of environmental policies 2013 21 Organize a national workshop on climate change and its effects on our world Increased enlightenment on climate issues NYCN, MDG, WB, UNESCO, UNAID Workshop report 2013 22 Organize science and technology fairs S&T fairs NYCN, FMST,FMOE, UNFPA, UNESCO, WB, UNAID, MDG other development partners Reports from fairs 2013 23 Organize science and technology quizzes/contests in secondary and tertiary institutions S&T Quizzes/ Contests NYCN, FMST,FMOE, UNFPA, UNESCO, WB, UNAID, MDG other development partners Quizzes/ Contests reports 2013 – 2015 24 Commit stake holders to increase corporate investment in ICT Related Projects in schools and communities Increased investment NYCN, NCC, NOA, FMST, NASS, Reports 2015
  • 27. 27 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 THEMATIC Area – Youth, Health and HIV/AIDS Strategic Goal 3 – To champion massive improvement in health provision for Nigerian youths and the entire Nigerian populace S/No Strategy/Activities Success Indicator Responsible Institutions Sources of Verification Timeline 25 Campaign on SRH rights of young people Media programmes executed NYCN, NTA, AIT, UNFPA, FMOH, WHO, SFH, FHI, NACA, OXFAM, CHAN, UNAID, USAID, CEPA, Radio Nigeria Media reports 2011 – 2015 26 Advocate for increase in the provision of drugs and treatment of people living with AIDS Effective advocacy programs with authorities NYCN, UNFPA, FMOH, WHO, SFH, FHI, NACA, OXFAM, CHAN, UNAID, USAID, CEPA, MDGs Reports of advocacy events; Evaluation reports on situation relating to provision of drugs for PLWA 2012 – 2015 27 Develop a Standard resource material for mainstreaming sexual and reproductive health education/family life education into activities of VYOs Standard resource material developed NYCN, UNFPA, FMOH, FMOE, WHO, SFH, FHI, NACA, OXFAM, CHAN, UNAID, USAID, CEPA, MDGs Copies of the resource material Standard resource material ; Training of Trainers report on application of the material 2011 28 Joint sensitization activities with NURTW and other associations in the informal sector on HIV/AIDS and SRH Sensitization programmes carried out NYCN, UNFPA, FMOH, WHO, SFH, FHI, NACA, OXFAM, CHAN, UNAID, NURTW, USAID, CEPA, MDGs Reports of sensitization ; reports of knowledge and perceptions surveys conducted 2011 – 2015
  • 28. 28 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 THEMATIC Area – Youth, Agriculture, Employment and Poverty Strategic Goal 4 – To champion the provision of a wide range of vocational, flexible employment opportunities, decent working conditions, and life skills which will in turn enable youths in Nigeria to find and maintain gainful employment and sustainable livelihood S/No Strategy/Activities Success Indicator Responsible Institutions Sources of Verification Timeline 29 Advocate for the establishment of vocational training and apprenticeships centres across the country Agreement to establish vocational training centres NYCN, FMYD, FMOE, UBE, NBTE, NUT, ASUU, ASUUP, UNESCO, WB, NASS Reports, centres established 2012 30 Made in Nigeria campaign to ensure consumption of locally manufactured goods Increased use of Made in Nigeria goods NYCN, NOA, FMYD, Other development partners Reports on consumption of MiN goods 2013 31 Advocacy for the provision of youth career guidance and counselling centres in all LGAs of the country Youth centres in LGAs NYCN, FMYD, NASS, NOA, WB, USAID, MDGs Report of activities of the Youth Centres 2012 32 Advocate for effective utilization of the National Youth Development Centre (NYDC) and Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC) Effective utilization of the NYDC and CLTC NYCN, FMYD, NOA, MDGs, FMOE, UNESCO, WB, PTDF, ETF, other development partners NYDC activity report 2011
  • 29. 29 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 THEMATIC Area – Youth, Governance and Security Strategic Goal 5 – To ensure the reduction of youth participation in conflict and violence S/No Strategy/Activities Success Indicator Responsible Institutions Sources of Verification Timeline 33 Sensitization on Voter’s Registration Increased youth participation in voter’s registration exercise NYCN, NASS, INEC, NOA, VYOs Voter’s register, Reports, Government publications 2011 34 Sensitization Workshops against Electoral Violence and Malpractice for youths in collaboration with political parties Reduction in electoral violence NYCN, NASS, INEC, NOA, VYOs Reports of sensitization workshops 2011 35 Production of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and dissemination on civic responsibility of citizens in voting for credible candidates Availability of IEC materials VYOs, NYCN, FMYD, NOA, NASS, Civil Society, other development partners Copies of IEC materials ; reports of dissemination activities 2011 36 Support VYOs focused on combating crime and drug abuse Increased effectiveness NYCN, VYOs, NDLEA, WOTCLEF Programme reports from VYOs 2013 37 Advocate to partners to provide access to rehabilitation for young people who are drug users Increased access to rehabilitation NYCN, VYOs, NDLEA, WOTCLEF, other development partners Reports from NDLEA, WOTCLEF, other government publications 2013 38 Organize institution wide campaign against cultism and youth delinquency utilizing the arts Reduction in cultism and youth delinquency NYCN, VYOs, NDLEA, WOTCLEF Reports from tertiary institutions 2013 39 Organize capacity building workshops on Conflict prevention and peace building – special emphasis on the Niger-Delta region of the country Capacity building workshops held ; NYCN, NOA, FMYD, Faith-based Organisations, Workshop reports, 2013 40 Mainstream civic education, human rights and conflict education material into curricula and activities of all voluntary youth organizations Curricula and programs reflect concerns NYCN, NOA, FMYD, FMOE Reports of workshop for mainstreaming; reports of train the trainers workshops; Program evaluation reports 2013- 2015
  • 30. 30 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 THEMATIC Area – Youth, Sports and Recreation Strategic Goal 10 – Facilitate the creation of culture that values sports and recreation among youths S/No Strategy/Activities Success Indicator Responsible Institutions Sources of Verification Timeline 41 Organize sports competition between youths at Local, State and Federal government levels Increased camaraderie between youths NYCN, FMOE, FMYD, UNFPA, UNAID, UNESCO, other development partners Reports, 2013 42 Advocate for the building of more community sports and recreation centres Building more sports and recreation centres NYCN, FMYD, other development partners Sports and recreation centres 2013 – 2015
  • 31. 31 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 2.0 2011 WORK-PLAN Thematic Area – NYCN Organisational Development Program/Project 1 Title – Institutional review and development of the NYCN including conduct of organizational review and development of Manual of Operations (MOP) and development of a road- map for Capacity Building (CB) Objectives  To conduct a review of NYCN organizational structures and performance  To develop organizational tools for the management of the NYCN  To conduct training on application of tools for NYCN NEC S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Identification and engagement of a consultant Appropriate competence made available through a consultant to the NYCN for organizational development Consultants TOR ready and recruitment completed Copy of TOR; Consultancy contract; NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA N4,000,000 2. Conduct of organizational review utilizing desk review of literature, conduct of interviews , use of focus group discussions etc Situation of the NYCN accurately portrayed with major organizational needs identified Successful conduct of review Reports of desk review of literature, interviews , FGDs Consultant/NYCN/FMYD/ UNFPA 3. Development of draft Manual of Operations and Capacity Building roadmap etc NYCN organizational policies developed and available for guidance in administration and programming Manual of Operations and Capacity building road map complete Copies of drafts Consultant 4. 3 Days Consultative workshop to consider report of organizational review and tools developed Feedback received and enriches the documents developed Workshop held Report of workshop NYCN, FMYD, UNFAP, Consultant N3,500,000
  • 32. 32 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 5. 5 day Training Workshop on application of Manual of Operations (including programming) and capacity building roadmap implementation Capacities of NEC developed towards implementation of the Strategic Plan Workshop held Report of workshop ; workshop evaluations and pre and post tests NYCN, FMYD, UNFAP, Consultant N4,500,000 6. Production of Manual Copies of manual available at all NYCN chapter offices and used to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in operations Number of Manuals produced Copies of manual produced, invoice from printer NYCN, FMYD, UNFAP, N200,000 Total N12,200,000 Program/Project 2 Title – Preparation of Financial and Audit Report of the NYCN Objectives  To prepare financial Accounts and Audit for the NYCN S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Prepare internal Statement of Accounts A True picture of NYCN finances available Account available Copy of the Internal Statement of Accounts NYCN, FMYD 2ND to 3rd Quarter 2. Engagement of External Auditor to audit accounts Provide audited accounts as a means of shoring up organizational and internal and public credibility Audit report concluded Copy of Audit report External Auditors; NYCN ; FMYD 2nd to 3rd Quarter N1,000,000 Total N1,000,000
  • 33. 33 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Program/Project 3 Title – Leadership Retreat for NYCN NEC Objectives  To hold a workshop for NYCN NEC for the development of leadership capabilities for development of the Strategic plan  To provide a platform for NYCN leaders to evaluate the performance of the NYCN S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Engagement of Consultant Competent support available to NYCN for leadership development Consultant engaged Copy of Tor for consultant ; Copy of consulting contract NYCN, FMYD, 1st Quarter 2011 N1,500,000 2. Retreat for NYCN executive Capacities of NYCN NEC built Workshop conducted Report of workshop ; workshop evaluations and pre and post tests NYCN, FMYD 1ST Quarter 2011 N4,500,000 Total N3,000,000 Program/Project 4 Title – Development of FMYD/NYCN Guidelines for VYOs Objectives  To develop draft Framework and Guidelines for Relations and development of VYOs  To hold a workshop for validation of the Guidelines S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Engagement of Consultant Competent support available to NYCN for development of Framework and Guidelines for NYCN and VYO’s relations with the FMYD Consultant engaged Tor; Consulting contract NYCN, FYMD 3rd- 4th Quarter N1,500,000 2. Development of draft Framework and Guidelines Draft Framework and Guidelines for development of VYO’s and to regulate relations between the FYMD and VYOs available Review of literature complete; draft Framework and guidelines ready Copy of framework and guidelines Consultant 3rd -4th Quarter
  • 34. 34 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 3. Validation workshop for framework and Guidelines Framework and Guidelines become instrumental to development of VYO’s and regulate relations with the FMYD Workshop held Report of workshop NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA, Consultant 3rd – 4th Quarter N4,500,000 4. Publication of the framework and Guidelines Development of VYO’s through wide publication of framework and guidelines and usage Document published Copies of publication NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA 3rd – 4th Quarter N300,000 Total N6,300,000 Program/Project 5 Title – Review of current NYCN Constitution Objectives  To Constitute a committee for amend the constitution of the NYCN  To hold a meeting to consider proposed amendments  To review the constitution of the NYCN for application S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Formation of Constitutional Amendment Committee Platform for consideration of amendments established Committee formed Report of inaugural meeting NYCN N2,000,000 2. Committee collates views of NYCN Members and other stakeholders Varied input into the amendment gathered Collation of views completed Reports of consultative meetings, interviews and desk studies NYCN N1,000,000 3. Presentation of Draft Amended constitution to NYCN NEC NEC is able to receive and consider proposed amendments Meeting held Report of meeting; copy of draft amended constitution NYCN N3,000,000 4. Passage of Amended Constitution Amended Constitution serves as core of NYCN reforms Draft amendment is passed Copy of amended constitution ; report of successful amendment process NYCN N3,000,000 Total N9,000,000
  • 35. 35 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Program/Project 6 Title – Annual Reviews on Implementation of the Strategic Plan Objectives  To develop a template for reports from NYCN National and State Chapters  To prepare a consolidated report on implementation of the NYCN Strategic plan  To hold a review meeting on implementation of the strategic plan S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Identification and engagement of a consultant to facilitate the process Appropriate expertise available for the NYCN Contract entered into with consultant Copy of TOR; and copy of contract NYCN, UNFPA; FMYD 2nd – 3rd Quarter 1,000,000 2. Development of a template for reporting from NYCN State and National chapters Template will capture essential tasks and measure progressive outcomes Template developed Copy of template Consultant , NYCN, FYMD, UNFPA 3rd Quarter 300,000 3. Review meeting to consider consolidated report prepared by consultant Review meeting will serve as avenue for lessons learnt, identification of challenges and will enable strategization for the future Meeting held Report of meeting NYCN, FYMD, UNFPA, consultant 4th quarter 3,000,000 Total 4,300,000
  • 36. 36 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Program/Project 7 Title – Training of Trainers (ToT) program for development of capacities of the NYCN and voluntary youth organizations Objectives  To identify a consultant to develop specialized training program and conduct training of trainers  Training of trainers workshops held in six geopolitical zones  Beneficiaries of the TOT to provide training within their organizations Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Identification and engagement of a consultant Relevant expertise available for the project Consultant engaged Consultants TOR, copy of contract NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA 1st quarter N12,000,000 2. Consultant prepares training material based on organizational needs assessed ; trainers pre-selected to ensure optimization of TOT Organizational needs factored into training of Trainers program Needs assessment conducted and training materials developed Copy of needs assessment document; Copies of training materials Consultant 1st to 2nd Quarter 3. Training of Trainers workshops in six geopolitical zones NYCN leaders at State and National levels capacities developed to execute NYCN mandate and strategic plan Training workshops carried out Reports of training workshops Consultant , NYCN, VYO’s 2nd to 3rd Quarter N21,000,000 4. Trainers carryout in- house training activities Trainer trained at workshops pass on relevant skills and capacities to their organizations In-house training carried out Reports of in-house training Trained trainers, NYCN, VYO’s 3rd to 4th Quarter N1,200,000 Total 34,200,000
  • 37. 37 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Thematic Area – Youth Development Program/Project 8 Title – Explore and promote systems for accelerated/competence based and remedial education Objectives  To Identify providers of quality accelerated learning/competence based education  To conduct pilot workshops for students on the efficacy of identified systems  To conduct pilot workshops for teachers on the identified systems S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Identification and engagement of service providers Expertise for accelerated/competence based learning programs available Contract with service provider Copy of contract and tor NYCN, UNFPA, FMYD 1st quarter N4,500,000 2. Internal presentation of systems of learning to NYCN and partners NYCN and partners achieve an understanding of accelerated learning systems Meeting held Report of meeting and evaluation NYCN, UNFPA, UNESCO ; FMYD, MOE, NCCE, UBEC 2nd quarter N3,500,000 3. 5 days Pilot workshop for Students (venue Abuja) Students exposed to accelerated learning systems Workshop held Report of workshop; workshop evaluation; pre/post tests Service provider; NYCN, UNFPA; FMYD, MOE, UNESCO ; students 2nd quarter N2,000,000 4. 5 days Pilot workshop for teachers (venue Abuja) Teachers exposed to accelerated learning systems Workshop held Report of workshop; workshop evaluation; pre/post tests Service provider; NYCN, UNFPA; FMYD, MOE, UNESCO ; teachers 2nd Quarter N2,000,000
  • 38. 38 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 5. 2 day Presentation of outcomes of the workshops to stakeholders Stakeholders are able to evaluate the effects of the training systems Meeting held Report of presentation meeting Service provider; NYCN, UNFPA; PTA, ETF; FMYD, MOE, UNESCO ; etc 3rd Quarter N1,000,000 Total N13,000,000 Program/Project 9 Title – Collaboration with NANS and the NUC to integrate Guidance and Counselling (focusing on life skills) into orientation programs of all tertiary institutions Objectives  To conduct an assessment of guidance and counselling practices in selected Nigerian Tertiary Institutions  To hold a workshop on developing Guidance and Counselling work- plans and curricula for tertiary institutions  Implementation of work-plans and curricula in specific pilot institutions  Post project evaluation of impact of implementation of work-plans and curricula S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Engagement of a consultant to supervise assessment and facilitate workshop Needed expertise available Consultant engaged Copy of contract and TOR NYCN, UNFPA, FMYD 2nd Quarter N3,000,000 2. Assessment carried out in select tertiary institutions, NYCN members utilized for data collection ; consultant to carryout collation and analysis Assessment reveals current state of guidance and counselling practice and impact on development of young persons in tertiary institutions Assessment conducted Report of field assessment in select institutions ; copies of questionnaires and checklists Consultant ; NYCN; FMYD ; UNFPA ; Tertiary institutions ; PTAs 3rd quarter N1,000,000 3. Workshop with Guidance counsellors in institutions assessed on developing work-plans and curricula Guidance counsellors have viable work-plans for engaging freshmen and other students and are equipped to deal with life-skills requirements for students Workshop held Copy of assessment of tertiary institutions; Workshop report Consultant ; NYCN; FMYD, MOE; UNFPA; UNESCO; UNICEF; World Bank; PTA; Tertiary institutions etc. 3rd Quarter N6,000,000
  • 39. 39 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Thematic Area – Youth, Health and HIV/AIDS Program/Project 10 Title – Campaign on SRH rights of young people Objectives  To hold sensitization sessions on SRH on media platforms S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1. Identification of young persons with knowledge and experience on SRH issues Advocates on SRH amongst young people available Persons identified Report of meetings with young person’s identified NYCN 2nd quarter 2. Identification and negotiations with media organizations for airing Media agree to provide free airtime for SRH issues Media identified and contacted Report of meetings NYCN 2nd quarter 3. Media programs on SRH aired on radio and television Young people sensitized on SRH issues Media programs aired Copies of tapes etc NYCN, media 3rd quarter Total 4. Implementation of work-plans and curricula by guidance counsellors , with NYCN members observing Students and other beneficiaries are availed of guidance counselling and life skills education Implementation carried out by Guidance Counsellors ; Reports of implementation and Monitoring reports by NYCN Members NYCN, Guidance counsellors 4th Quarter into 2012 N2,000,000 5. Workshop on post project evaluation Stakeholders are able to assess the efficacy of implementation of work- plans and curricula implementation Workshop held Copy of post project assessment report ; Report of workshop NYCN, Guidance counsellors; consultant ; UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank; PTA, etc. 2nd Quarter 2012 N6,000,000 Total 18,000,000
  • 40. 40 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 Program/Project 11 Title – Develop a Standard resource material for mainstreaming SRH/family life education into activities of VYOs Objectives  To produce detailed information material for mainstreaming SRH/family life education  Uniformity in SRH/family life education through VYOs nationwide S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1 Engage services of a consultant Consultant engaged TOR; Consulting contract NYCN, NOA, FMOI&C, UNFPA 3rd Quarter N1,500,000 2 Production of draft resource material on SRH/family life education Draft resource material produced from detailed literature review Review of literature completed; Draft resource material produced and submitted to the NYCN Copies of draft resource material Consultant 3rd Quarter 3 Publishing the resource material Services of a competent publisher engaged; published resource material Sponsorship for publishing and distribution secured; Resource material published Copies of the published resource material NYCN, NOA, FMOI&C 3rd Quarter N800,000 4 Distribution of resource material to VYOs on the Federal, State and Local Government levels Increased number of informed youths Resource material distributed to VYOs Reports from distribution exercise; NYCN 3rd Quarter N500,000 Total N2,800,000 Program/Project 12 Title – Joint sensitization activities with NURTW and other associations in the informal sector on HIV/AIDS and SRH Objectives  Educate the youth in the informal labour sector on HIV/AIDS and SRH  Run a pilot 1-day sensitization activity in 6 states chosen from each geo-political zone S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1 Secure sponsorship Adequate funds for sensitization available Sponsors approached; Sponsorship secured NYCN Account balance NYCN, FMYD, UNFPA , FMOH, FHI, UNAID, Action Aid, 2nd Quarter N50,000
  • 41. 41 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 2 Engage the services of a consultant Development of a Sensitization plan for each state including times, venue, other associations, type of sensitization activity Sensitization plan developed Consultant contract; Copies of sensitization plan NYCN, Consultant 2nd Quarter N1,000,000 3 I day planning meeting with NYCN implementers in States Implementers capacity developed towards program execution Meeting held Report of planning meeting NYCN, consultant , UNFPA 3rd Quarter N2,000,000 3 Organize meetings with the leadership of the NURTW and other associations in chosen states Partnership agreement Signed agreement Copies of signed partnership agreement NYCN, NURTW, other associations 3rd Quarter N800,000 3 Execute plan Ongoing execution support from Consultant Sensitization activities carried out in 6 states Reports; NYCN, Consultant, FMYD, UNFPA, 3rd – 4th Quarter N3,000,000 Total N7,200,000 Thematic Area – Youth, Governance and Security Program/Project 13 Title – Sensitization on Voter’s Registration Objectives  To run a 4-week media campaign to encourage young people to register in the Voter’s Registration exercise  S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1 Engage services of a media consultant Plan of action for the sensitization program including dates, duration, choose media channels; Budget is estimated Plan developed; Budget drawn Copies of plan and budget NYCN 1st Quarter N3,800,000
  • 42. 42 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 2 Secure sponsorship Funds available for the 4-week sensitization program Sponsorship secured NYCN Account balance NYCN, NASS, INEC, NOA, FMOI&C, Political parties 1st Quarter 3 Execute sensitization plan Weekly media campaign Media campaign aired TV/Radio program NYCN, Consultant 1st Quarter Total N3,800,000 Program/Project 14 Title – Production of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and dissemination on civic responsibility of citizens in voting for credible candidates Objectives  S/No Activity Expected Outcome Success Indicator Sources of Verification Responsible Institutions Timeline Budget (₦) Status 1 Engage services of consultant Consultant engaged TOR; Consulting contract NYCN, NOA, FMOI&C, UNFPA 1st Quarter N1,500,000 2 Production of draft IEC material on civic responsibility Draft IEC material from detailed literature review Review of literature completed; Draft IEC material produced and submitted to the NYCN Copies of draft IEC material Consultant 1st Quarter 3 Publishing the IEC material Services of a competent publisher engaged; published IEC material Sponsorship for publishing and distribution secured; IEC material published Copies of the published IEC material NYCN, NOA, FMOI&C 1st Quarter N1,200,000 4 Distribution of IEC material through VYOs on the Federal, State and Local Government levels Increased number of informed youths IEC material distributed through VYOs Reports from distribution exercise; NYCN 2nd Quarter N1,000,000 Total N3,700,000 GRAND TOTAL N118,500,000
  • 43. 43 | N Y C N S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 5 3.0 STAKE-HOLDERS ANALYSIS Successful Implementation of this Strategic Plan of action can only be achieved in collaboration with numerous State and Non State stake-holding Agencies. Consequently an analysis of Stakeholders involved in youth development efforts includes the following:  INTERNATIONAL, CONTINENTAL AND REGIONAL ACTORS  NATIONAL LEVEL STAKEHOLDERS  SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL (STATE LEVEL STAKEHOLDERS)  LOCAL AND COMMUNITY LEVEL STAKEHOLDERS S/No Stake-holding Level Actors 1. International, Continental and Regional a. United Nations Agencies i.e. UNFAP, UNICEF, UNODC, ILO, IOM, UNDP, WFP, UNOCHA, UNESCO b. The African Union, ECOWAS. c. Bilateral Donors i.e. Donor countries and Agencies such as USAID, DFID, GTZ, JIKA, CIDA, SIDA , Carnegie Foundation, Ford Foundation etc. 2. National level a. The Federal Government of Nigeria , The Presidency b. National Assembly c. Federal Ministries d. Private Sector Organizations at the National Level e. National NGO’s f. Faith Based organizations at the National Level including Churches and Islamic Organizations 3. State Level a. State Governments, b. Private Sector Organisations in States, c. Faith based organisations in States 4. Local and community Levels a. Local Government b. Local organisations that support community development