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Some stakeholders at the combined
YPS Northern Region consultation in Bauchi State
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Some participants at the dissemination of the
National Action Plan on YPS in Kaduna State
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A meeting of the National Steering Committee of the
Nigeria Coalition on YPS
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Some participants at the combined YPS Southern
Region consultation in Oyo State
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NCYPS co-Chair, Maryam Ibrahim Sani (middle)
with some stakeholders during the dissemination
of the National Action Plan on YPS event in Yola,
Adamawa State
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Some participants at the NNAPYPS Affirmation event in Abuja
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A youth delegate speaking during the combined
YPS Northern Region consultation in Bauchi State
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Youth and state governments delegates during the
combined YPS Southern Region consultation in Oyo State
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A youth delegate speaking during the combined
YPS Southern Region consultation in Oyo State
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Some members of the NCYPS Steering Committee
at the dissemination of the National Action Plan
on YPS event in Jos, Plateau State
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Some youth delegates during a breakout session
at the dissemination of the National Action Plan
on YPS in Ibadan, Oyo State
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Some participants at the 2021 event to Commemorate
the 6th Anniversary of the UNSCR 2250 on YPS in Abuja
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A cross section of youth and state government delegates
during the dissemination of the National Action Plan on YPS
in Asaba, Delta State.
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The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development,
Mr. Sunday Dare Chairing the High Level meeting with Donors
and Development Partners on YPS in Abuja
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A cross section of participants at the High Level Meeting with
Donors and Development Partners on YPS
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The Honorable Ministers of Youth and Sports
Development, and Women Affairs launching the NNAPYPS
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The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development
with some participants at the High Level Meeting with Donors
and Development Partners on YPS
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Some members of the NCYPS Steering Committee during
a Radio call-in program to disseminate the NNAPYPS at
the 89.9 FM in Adamawa State
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Hajiya Amina Dauran speaking during the High
Level Meeting with Donors and Development Partners
on NNAPYPS implementation
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More pictures from the High Level Meeting with
Donors and Development Partners on YPS
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More pictures from the NNAPYPS Validation event
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Key Focus

NCYPS

The Nigeria Coalition on Youth Peace and Security

  • Youth Participation

    It includes the involvement of young people in conflict prevention and resolution, in violence prevention and in the promotion of social cohesion. This pillar of the Nigeria National Action Plan on YPS considers ways to increase representation of youth in decision making at all levels.

  • Protection for Young People

    Protection of civilians, including young people, during armed conflict and in post conflict times, and in particular their protection from all forms of sexual and gender based violence.

  • Prevention of Violence

    Creation of enabling environments, investments in socio-economic development and quality education for young women and young men, and the creation of mechanisms to promote a culture of peace, tolerance, intercultural and interreligious dialogue that involve youth. 

  • Partnership with Young People

    It highlights the need to increase political, financial, technical and logistical support for the work with young peacebuilders by relevant UN entities as well as national, regional and international organizations. It also highlights the importance of partnering with youth, local communities, non-governmental actors and the private sector in countering violence extremism.

  • Disengagement and Reintegration

    It engages young women and men who are directly involved in armed conflict, including through youth employment opportunities, inclusive labour policies, national youth employment action plans in partnership with the private sector, relevant education opportunities, and support for youth-led and peacebuilding organizations as partners in youth employment and entrepreneurship programs.

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NCYPS co-Chair, Maryam Ibrahim Sani (middle) with some stakeholders during the dissemination of the National Action Plan on YPS event in Yola, Adamawa State

About Us

The Nigeria Coalition on Youth Peace and Security (NCYPS) is a multi-stakeholder movement of over 1000 organizations comprising of the Nigerian government, youth groups, civil society, private sector and development partners working on YPS, which started as the National Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding in 2016, and was renamed NCYPS in 2019.

The overall role of the NCYPS is to provide constant and up-to-date strategic technical advice, coordination and support to the Youth, Peace and Security agenda in Nigeria including the domestication of the UNSCR 2250 and the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) in Nigeria.

Our Duties

The duties of the NCYPS includes convening monthly meetings (online and offline) of core stakeholders (government, youth groups, civil society, private sector and development partners), mobilizing technical and financial resources, monitoring and evaluation, and peer learning to support the Youth, Peace and Security agenda in Nigeria.

Our Responsibilities

The NCYPS is responsible for providing oversight for the work of State Coalitions on YPS. The NCYPS is also responsible for reporting results to the Global Coalition on Youth Peace and Security

Structure and Coordination

The Nigeria Coalition on Youth Peace and Security with membership of over 1000 youth organizations is tasked
with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing the Nigeria National Action Plan on Youth Peace and
Security (NNAPYPS) and the YPS agenda in Nigeria. A Steering Committee under the leadership of three co-Chairs
(one each from government, youth groups and civil society) takes key decisions and gives direction to the work of
the NCYPS. At the sub-national level, State Coalitions on Youth Peace and Security (SCYPS) have also been
established especially in pilot states to bring together youth groups, governments, and civil society to work
together to ensure coordination and coherence in the implementation of the NAPYPS and the YPS agenda in the
states.

The Team

Co-Chairs

The NCYPS is led by three Co-Chairs drawn from government, civil society and youth groups, with the support of a Steering Committee comprising of youth groups and civil society, helping to drive the work of the NCYPS.

Steering Committee Member Organizations

  1. Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
  2. Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa.
  4. Police Community Relations Committee – Youth Wing.
  5. Markengee Touchinglives International Initiative.
  6. Youth Advocacy and Health Foundation.
  7. Next Generation Youth Initiative International.
  8. Centre for Rural Youth Entrepreneurship and Environmental Development (CRYEED).
  9. Youth, Peace and Security Network.
  10. West Africa Network for Peacebuilding.
  11. African Center for Leadership, Strategy and Development.
  12. Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center.
  13. Center for Democracy and Development.
  14. Technoworld Community Foundation.
  15. National Youth Council of Nigeria.
  16. Nigeria Youth Parliament.
  17. ActionAid

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About NCYPS

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