Programmes

iYPTDI programmes are aimed at realizing the goal and objectives of the organization, while the projects established embody the vision and mission and give expression to the thematic focus areas, through strategic content activities with purpose to advance the progressive milestones of the organization. These include:

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE DEVELOPMENT (SEED)

The SEED programme is a leading student tourism development initiative and educational exchange component. Created as an annual and all year round “Travel to Learn – Learn to Travel Programme for young people in schools, colleges and high institutions. The  programme is creatively structured to provide a wholesome and experiential opportunity to students, and operates as a catalyst to create both inter-cultural and cross-cultural experiences, science and technology knowledge sharing and other socio-economic areas of appreciation and participation.

SEED empowers students to build tolerance and values, understand citizenship, challenge personal limitations, stimulate innovations, promote adventure with nature and environment, while exploring the benefits of travels, camps and tours with themselves and other young people.  The scope of the SEED principle program is local, regional and international. The experiences that these young people share among themselves and with others from other host areas, communities, cultures and nationalities become the creative synergy for striving towards sustainable development, becoming peace builders, educators, ambassadors and responsible global citizens.

 NIGERIAN GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY (NGYSD)

 The Global Youth Service Day is an international campaign driven in over 100 countries. In Nigeria the iYPTDI decided to localize and redefine this campaign not only as a campaign, but more importantly as a significant movement of young people. Taking ownership and making commitments to meet the needs in their communities, through service learning opportunities and possibilities to create safer and better environment for the sustainable future and development of young people in Nigeria. Specific local activities are created and initiated in rural and urban areas by young Nigerians locally, working with those in Diaspora and invitations are also extended to young volunteers from interested countries to participate. This group work together to make a difference in engaging communities through service, building mutual friendships and carry out strategic advocacy to policy and decision makers. Through the programme they are exposed to also appreciate cultural diversity and creating partnerships with relevant stakeholders to establish a ‘Culture of Service’.

GENDER ACCESS PROGRAMME (GAP) ON ICT

Gender Access Programme (GAP) is designed to bridge the gender equality gap in all sectors of nation building, economy and through the multi-lateral key issues facing women and young girls in Africa for e.g. health (HIV/AIDS), Poverty, Tourism, Democracy & Good Governance, ICT, e.t.c. The Gender Access Programme on Information Communication Technology (ICT) is focused on building the capacity of women and young girls in Africa, building their skills and knowledge in ICT for relevance and sustainable development in their immediate environment and beyond. Access to information is one of the major elements of empowerment and is especially relevant to the use of ICT’s in both the rural and urban areas. Building an Information Society is underlined in the Declaration of the principles of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) adopted by more than 175 countries in 2003. “We affirm that development of ICT’s provides enormous opportunities for women, who should be an integral part of, and key actors, in the information society, enables women’s empowerment and their full participation on the basis of equality in all spheres of society and in all decision-making processes. To this end, we should mainstream a gender equality perspective and use ICT’s as a tool to that end.”

UN agencies and international organizations have established indicators that gender inequalities limit economic development. Addressing the “gender divide” in women’s access to ICT is another crucial challenge. In the 21st Century technology-driven economy, women entrepreneurs risk becoming marginalized without equal access to ICT. On the other hand, ICT can perpetuate existing gender-based inequalities into opportunities and resources and significantly contribute to the economic, political, and social empowerment of women. 82% of women in Africa know little or nothing on ICT and the opportunities accessible. GAP is committed to bridging the gender divide on ICT, and other area’s of development, with the support of development partners and ICT sector partners.

INT’L YOUTH PEACE TOURISM AMBASSADORS (IYPTA)

A global alliance of young people, leaders, patriots and achievers commissioned with the recognition and responsibility to represent as ‘Role Models’, ‘Change Agents’ and Catalyst’s for ‘Positive Change’, working to promote the ideals, principles and values for  leading in local and international peace building and management, democracy and good governance processes mainstreamed through youth tourism and sustainable development initiatives as it affects all fields of life.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AFRICA

International Volunteer Service Africa (IVSA) is a volunteer services education and empowerment programme. Provides resource, empowers lives and communities and creates opportunities for volunteer action, resourceful impact, orientation, networking and service learning in Africa. The programme spearheads and coordinates local and Africa-wide volunteer service projects, including the recruiting, training and effective deployment of volunteers from all over the world to need-specific areas of the African continent with the support and partnership of other relevant bodies.

GREEN COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK (GCAN)

The Green Community Action Network (GCAN) is an action-oriented climate change community programme. Driven by young people to carry out grassroots awareness, adaptation and mitigation activities that can assist communities to become eco-friendly and green compliant with respect to the environment and natural resources. The programme is a direct response of young people with a broad and specific focus to maximize the opportunities and possibilities accessible in climate change and the green economy.

LEADERSHIP SHIELD

The Leadership Shield is an enviable leadership training programme. Target focused on providing excellence oriented 21st Century knowledge and thought provoking resource. The programme carries on effective leadership ethics, principles and hands-on experience for building, training, mentoring, networking and sharpening young leaders, including professionals, policy makers, business and management executives and other leaders with purpose to evolve into a global leadership paradigm of excellence impact. 

NIGERIAN YOUTH AWARD FOR CREATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS PROGRAMME (NYACCCAP)

An Initiative aimed at challenging and rewarding young people in primary & secondary schools in Nigeria. The aim is to creatively explore and create awareness activities on the challenges and realities of climate change and or global warming among their peers, at school and home. “A catch them young approach” focussing with students in schools. The pilot programme commences with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and extends to the states of the six zonal divisions of the country. The programme is a component part of the novelle “Green Flag Project”  a patriotism domesticated Nigerian Youth and Student Climate Change Project driven and coordinated by young people with technical involvement, support and partnership of other relevant stakeholders.

 YOUNG LEADERSHIP NETWORK OF OBSERVERS FOR CREDIBLE ELECTIONS & DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA

 The Young Leadership Network of Observers for Credible Elections in Africa is a dynamic platform created by iYPTDI to enable young leaders to engage in the democratic and good governance processes in Africa. As democratic elections begin to build momentum in African countries there is need to ensure that such elections are credible and truly represent the aspirations of the electorates. There is also a very urgent need to raise the next generation of frontline observers who can help to stabilise and sustain the impact of democracy in Africa.

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