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Active Citizen Fellowship Application 2021

Application is now open for Active Citizen Fellowship 2021 For Young Nigerians. An active citizen promotes the quality of life in a community through both political and non-political process developing a combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to work to make a difference in the society.” (EUCA)

“Active Citizens are people who feel inspired. They are people who feel motivated and empowered to make a difference. People who have the drive and the know-how to make sure ideas don’t just remain ideas. Active Citizens don’t wait around for change to happen, they make the change to happen.” (British Council)

The Active Citizen Fellowship is designed for young civil society leaders in Nigeria, who have demonstrated passion and commitment in the past to promote democracy and improve the quality of life in their communities through their initiatives. The fellowship offers opportunities for the fellows to learn more about citizen engagement and advocacy from industry experts.


  • Apply if you are not more than 45 years of age
  • You run a registered nonprofit organization in Nigeria
  • You can dedicate two hours weekly for online training and meet-up
  • You have access to a computer with a webcam and good internet connection.


Fellows would have the opportunity to learn from highly experienced industry experts. One participant will receive a N50,000 grant and all participants will have premium access to for one year, worth N15,000, to run their campaigns and mobilize citizens for support.


  • June 15: Application opens
  • June 30: Application closes
  • July 5: Selected fellows announced
  • July 5 – 10: Orientation week (Virtual orientation/meet-up on July 10 by 6 pm)
  • July 11 – 17: Week One (Virtual training/meet-up on Sunday, July 11 by 7 pm)
  • July 18 – 24: Week Two (Virtual training/meet-up on Sunday, July 18 by 7 pm)
  • July 25 – 31: Week Three (Virtual training/meet-up on Sunday, July 25 by 7 pm)
  • August 1 – 7: Week Four (Virtual training/meet-up on Sunday, August 1 by 7 pm)
  • August 14: Virtual graduation by 7 pm



Deadline: 30th June, 2021

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