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PROMAD Raises Community Development Champions in FCT

PROMAD Foundation, has trained six youths volunteers in the Federal Capital Territory, as Community Development Champions for civic engagements to influence youth participation across their communities in the 6 Area Councils of the FCT.

Daisi Omokungbe, the founder and executive director of PROMAD, said the training was an important component of the “Accelerating Youth Civic Participation in FCT” project supported by LEAP Africa and funded by the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.

The young champions will carry out civic engagement, youth development and community needs assessment activities in the six council areas across their different communities.

The executive director said the PROMAD has developed a civic-technology solution to mainstream citizen and community participation in budget making through community needs assessments for women and youth to decide what they want in the government budget annually.  

Mr Omokungbe added that the solution is being tested with its deployment for FCT’s youth and education sectors’ assessments, adding that the solution would be launched for full operations to drive community needs assessments at the national and subnational levels in the country.

He said PROMAD has written to the six area council chairmen seeking partnership on youth and community development to engender participatory governance for the attainment of sustainable development in the FCT.

The PROMAD boss noted that a report on youth civic participation for the FCT would be launched before the 2023 general elections.

PROMAD is a nonprofit organisation combining evidence-based strategies with civic technology.

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