THE NIGERIAN COMMEMORATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2015 – An Inter-generational Dialogue on YOUTH AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

As Nigerian Youths will be joining Youths from other parts of the world to celebrate the United Nations International Youth Day 2015, a day set aside to encourage both Member States and the general public to understand the needs of young people, to implement policies to help them overcome the challenges they face, and to help young people into the decision-making process, it is important for us as Nigerian Youths to reflect on the Nigerian society and see if the policies implemented by our public office holders have in any way helped us to embrace and discharge our civic responsibilities.

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RISE NETWORKS is an institution passionately dedicated to assisting Youths to express and achieve their highest feats in idea building, education advancement and wholesome human development. The 2015 United Nations International Youth Day Event in Nigeria is organized by Rise Networks to critically analyze the PARTICIPATION OF YOUTH IN POLITICS AND PUBLIC LIFE and we seek to promote and emphasize the importance of the OFFICE OF THE CITIZEN as it relates to the understanding of Stakeholders in Government and their understanding of the strategic roles of Youth in our Governance Systems and Structures.

This spectacular Youth Celebration will feature:

1. An Art and Photo Exhibition

2. A Satirical Stage Play

3. An Inter-generational Dialogue

4. Debate

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) – Senate President and Chairman of the 8th National Assembly

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

BARR. BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA (SAN) – Former Executive Governor, Lagos State of Nigeria

GUEST SPEAKERS

CHIEF DELE MOMODU  – Publisher / C.E.O Ovation Magazine

MO ABUDU  – C.E.O Ebony Life TV

MOSES SIASIA – Chairman, Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF)

DR. RUBEN ABATI – Special Adviser on Media & Publicity to Former President Goodluck Jonathan

DEBATERS

RINSOLA ABIOLA — Acting President, APC Young Women’s Forum & Member APC Board of Trustees

ANTHONY EHILEBO – Volunteer Secretary RETHINK NIGERIA (A PDP Affiliated Youth Group)

SESSION MODERATOR

TOLU OGUNLESI – International Journalist & Public Commentator

The Details of the Event are as follows:

Venue – Multi-Purpose Hall A, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Date – Monday, 31st August 2015

Time – 12Noon

THIS IS A FREE AND OPEN EVENT!

The Official Twitter Hashtag for this Event is – IYD2015NG & #YouthNow

The UN International Youth Day 2015 Event in Nigeria is sponsored by Close-Up, Firstbank, Verve and it is supported by UNILAG

Media Partners: The Guardian, City FM, UNILAG FM, Ebony Live TV

Official Media Partner: Forcampus.com & thesheet.ng

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Media Contact:

Omotuyi Akinbobola

Communications Executive

info@risenetworks.org

ABOUT RISE NETWORKS

RISE Networks is a Leading Social Enterprise with a deliberate interest in Technology and its relevance to Youth and Education Development across Africa. Our Operational Framework embodies 4 inter-related delivery channels which include Youth and Education Development hinged on Innovation and Technology, Capacity Building on Youth Inclusion, Job Access and Thought Leadership, Product Based Research, Content Creation, Sharing and Management and Project Management and Consulting Responsibilities along the lines of our core areas of expertise.

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