Mimiko, Oni, Abati, Banire, Sonaiya, Mamora put political differences aside to inspire Nigeria’s Emerging Political Leaders

Political leaders from across various divides have put aside their party differences and unite to empower Young and Emerging Political Leaders at the Nigerian Emerging Political Leaders Forum in Lagos coming up on the 7th September 2017 at the Arcade of Eko Club, 1 Eko Club Close, Surulere, Lagos from 9am.

The Nigeria’s Emerging Political Leaders Forum is a non-partisan, high level, multi-stakeholder conference that will bring together young leaders and political stakeholders to facilitate dialogue and action on the challenges facing Youth Participation ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

The event is hosted as part of a series of conscious efforts and action plans to fulfill the aspirations of the Agenda 2063 of an Africa whose youth shall be socially, economically and politically empowered through the full implementation of the African Youth Charter, an Africa of 2063 that will have full gender parity, with women occupying at least 50% of elected public offices at all levels; an aspiration achievable with the youth.

The Forum organised by GLEEHD Foundation and the Commonwealth Africa Initiative will provide a veritable platform for the generation of new Ideas, opportunity for networking, and ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all political levels in Nigeria.

Confirmed speakers and panelist includes: Governor Segun Mimiko, Governor Segun Oni, Dr. Reuben Abati, Dr. Muiz Banire, Senator Jide Omoworare, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, Hon. Abike Dabiri, Dr. Joe Igbokwe (APC Publicity Sec Lagos), Mr Jimi Agbaje, Fouad Oki, Joe Odunmakin, Barr. Mrs Ifunanya – Labour Party Nat. Pub. Secretary, Dr. Dele Momodu and more.

Panels include:

1. Not too young but too broke to RUN: Funding, Financing and Crowdfunding for your campaign

2. Building a Political and Campaign Structure: Strategies for Success

3. Harnessing New and Conventional Media for Grass-root Mobilization

4. Managing issues of Party Supremacy, Internal Democracy and Your vision to LEAD

5. Winning with Women: Lessons for Female Aspirants and Men who need to win the women’s vote

The Conference which will gather Young Aspirants, stakeholders interested in playing a role in the Nigerian political space, members of the diplomatic community and donor agencies representatives, Political Leaders and Development Partners among others will provide a unique platform for aspiring young people to showcase and sell their political ideas and interact with political leaders, senior policymakers, corporate executives, and civil society leaders from across the country.

The forum, will also see the launch of the GLEEHD Political Leadership and Governance Academy – and the Ready, Run, WIN Project; an academy designed to empower young aspirants on the technical know-how of running for public office the state and national level.

In the words of the Forum Coordinator and Director at GLEEHD Foundation, Mr Dayo Israel, “We believe that Nigeria must subscribe to the new trend of youthful political leadership in developed climes. From Luxembourg, Canada, Ireland to the election of 39-year old Emmanuel Macron in France, the world is changing and Nigeria must follow suit. There must, therefore, be a deliberate attempt to eradicate the systemic alienation of Young Africans from the political process in a conscious attempt to secure a political future for the country”.

Registration for the Forum is FREE but delegate must register online on www.neplf.gleehdfoundation.org.ng or www.neplflagos.eventbrite.com

Exhibitors and sponsors should email [email protected]  or call 08092953047

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