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What We Do

Our projects

Our organization is involved in numerous projects.

Our Resources

  • A Toolkit for Volunteerism
  • Children’s Handbook on Clean Energy, Sustainable Agriculture and Peak Oil
  • Youth Advocacy Toolkit on Agriculture for Increased Investments in Small Scale Agriculture
  • Nigerian National Youth Manifesto on Agriculture
  • Toolkit on Community Entrepreneurship Education
  • Leadership Education and Peacebuilding Training Toolkit
  • Children’s Toolkit on Leadership, Peace, Volunteerism, Mentoring and Entrepreneurship
  • Youth Farm Pamphlet

 

Gender, Vulnerable Groups and the SDGs

LEAVE NO YOUTH BEHIND (LNYB)  PROJECT.

In line with our organization’s mandate of integrating youth and vulnerable groups into policy and developmental processes, our organization with the support of Alexijan Consults under our Volunteer For Life (VFL) and Youth Farm (YFarm) projects developed the #LeaveNoYouthBehind Campaign on the SDGs in order to provide a unique platform for vulnerable youth to share and gain relevant experiences from key stakeholders, and also advocate for inclusion in the policy and decision making spaces.
The Campaign draws its strength from the ‘Leave No One Behind’ Principles of the SDGs and targets youth with disability, special and health needs, young widows and widowers, young victims of violence, rural and out of school youth, among other vulnerable youth.

The initial phase of the Campaign runs as a and focuses on research and documentation; policy advocacy and public mobilization on inclusion of vulnerable youth in policy and developmental processes; capacity building of the selected groups on Basic Life, Transformative Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Skills; innovative labs; Mock Parliaments; Documentary; and Competitions; and position them to benefit from the ‘Leave No Youth Behind agenda’ for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In May 23rd – 25th 2018, we hosted the Leave No Youth Behind Social Media Hangout, Community Lab & Agribusiness Bootcamp for vulnerable youth and women in Mpape Community in FCT, Nigeria with financial and material support from Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Women in Engage for a Common Future (WECF)Global Forest Coalition (GFC)Gender and Water Alliance (GWA); and Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)  

Agriculture

Youth Farm (YFarm) Project

 is a brainchild of Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative and Alexijan Consults which adopts a two-pronged approach to promote youth-led farms and agribusinesses, as well as highlight the benefits of farming for sustainable youth development and livelihoods. The YFarm Project aims to promote agriculture as a Fun activity, Culture, Career and Business among African Youth. It also aims to draw youth out of Poverty, into Sustainable Agriculture and closer to God.

The Project was launched as a National Campaign under the “YFarm: My Farm, My Swag Campaign” during the 1st National Stakeholders Meeting on the YFarm Project by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Oxfam, UNWomen, and other stakeholders held in Abuja on April 2, 2014. The meeting drew stakeholders from youth organizations and networks, civil society, Government, Media, and Development Partners who pledged their commitment to ensure a huge success of the Campaign.

YFarm Project enjoys endorsement and support from the African Union Commission, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Youth Development, UNDP, UNWomen, UN Volunteers, National Planning Commission, National Agric Foundation of Nigeria, youth networks and Development Partners.

YFarm Project adopts and uses an integrated and comprehensive strategy ranging from social media; print, electronic, traditional media; mobile application; online directory of African youth in agriculture; theme song; documentary; capacity building; among others.

Goal

To promote a youth-led agribusiness society, reduce poverty and increase active youth participation in sustainable agriculture by 2020.

Target

To establish, celebrate and promote at least 10,000 youth-led farms and agribusinesses across Africa by 2020

Objectives

  1. To provide a unique platform to support and integrate youth into National Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP), Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) and Africa Vision 2063
  2. To advocate for increased public investments in small scale Agriculture for youth
  3. To promote mentoring and business opportunities for young farmers and agropreneurs
  4. To create a platform to enable youth and stakeholders to appreciate the role of Agriculture in rebuilding their Nation and the Continent
  5. To document sustainable farm practices, challenges and recommendations from youth-led farms
  6. To celebrate youth in Agriculture translated into specific proposals and recommendations to governments and development partners at the end of this campaign.
Inclusive Volunteerism

LAUNCHED BY HON. MINISTER, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT at the National Summit commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10) in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers, UNDP, UNMC, ECOWAS Commission at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja on March 29, 2011 and re-launched on December 4, 2012. It promotes a culture of volunteerism, intergenerational dialogue and mentoring among young people and other members of the society. FBIN, our staff and volunteers have received many awards by the UN Volunteers and Nigerian Government (Nigerian National Volunteer Service, Presidency) because of the projects impact on National Development

Inclusive Volunteerism

LAUNCHED BY HON. MINISTER, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT at the National Summit commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10) in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers, UNDP, UNMC, ECOWAS Commission at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja on March 29, 2011 and re-launched on December 4, 2012. It promotes a culture of volunteerism, intergenerational dialogue and mentoring among young people and other members of the society. FBIN, our staff and volunteers have received many awards by the UN Volunteers and Nigerian Government (Nigerian National Volunteer Service, Presidency) because of the projects impact on National Development

Sustainable Livelihoods

LAUNCHED UNDER THE GROW Campaign of Oxfam Nigeria in July 2013The Project is designed to advocate for increased investments in small scale Agriculture in Nigeria.

GOAL

To increase youth participation in Agriculture through Advocacy, Capacity Building and Campaign Strategies.

OBJECTIVES

To develop advocacy and campaign messages working with policy advocates and influencers, and to design online and digital campaigns using twitter, YouTube and SMS. To conduct consultative meetings, policy dialogues and small group meetings with policy makers and parliamentarians on the GROW Campaign. To undertake strategic campaigns geared towards World Food Day (Oct 8), World Population Day (July 11) and World Women Day (March 8).

Leadership, Mentoring & Coaching

POSITIVE IMPACT MENTORING PROJECT


Innovative Leadership & Empathy Development