www.leapafrica.org – Link To Apply for LEAP Youth Leadership Development Programme 2023 cohort.

Nigerians can apply to the LEAP Youth Leadership Development Programme 2023. By giving Nigerian students under the age of 30 the knowledge, skills, and encouraging atmosphere necessary for them to become self-leaders who bring sustainable change to their communities, the Youth Leadership Development Programme aims to empower, equip, and assist young change leaders.


The Youth Leadership Programme has never been more relevant to the issues that Africa is currently facing, particularly those that touch on leadership, active citizenship, and sustainable development as an election year draws near.


The Youth Leadership Development Programme (YLDP) is a five(5) month leadership program designed for young Nigerian undergraduates between the ages of 18 and 30. Its goal is to give participants the tools, resources, and skills they need to become transformative leaders and engaged citizens who will promote sustainable community development.


  • A Male or Female Undergraduate in a Tertiary/Vocational Institution in Nigeria.
  • Aged 18 – 30 years
  • Passionate about advocacy, activism and community development
  • Interested in inclusion, diversity and civic responsibility and eager to exercise these interests
  • Eager to champion change projects geared towards community development & the SDGs
  • Eager to engage with government institutions and influence policy
  • Committed to attending the Online Training, Debates and is available for mentoring


LEAP Youth Leadership Development Programme 2023 Cohort Application  Programme Pathways:

>> The Youth Leadership Development Programme will take on two pathways this year; the Sustainability pathway and the Advocacy pathway.

>> The Youth Leadership Programme (Sustainability Pathway) addresses the need to educate, strengthen, support, and enable young people in Nigeria for leadership, activism, and social change through outcome-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that will support youth in shaping and supporting medium and long-term national development.

>> Intercampus Leadership Debates (Advocacy Pathway) provides an avenue to reawaken student activism in Nigeria, demystify what leadership means, inspire active citizenship, and support them in collectively articulating their visions of the future while catalyzing pathways for them to decisively participate in that future themselves. This will be done through nationwide leadership debates.


The deadline for application is on the 10th of February 2023.


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Interested applicants should visit the LEAP Youth Leadership Development Programme online application portal to apply.

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LEAP Youth Leadership Development Programme

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