PROMAD Foundation, a nonprofit making Organisation combining evidence-based strategies with civic technology has trained some youth in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and mobilsed them for community engagements.
A statement by PROMAD Impact and Communication Assistant, Mayowa Olajide Akinleye, in Abuja, explained that Six youths who are volunteering as the Community Development Champions (CDECs) for the Organisation were trained and mobilized for Civic Engagements to influence youth participation across their Communities in the Six Area Councils of the FCT.
The Founder and Executive Director of PROMAD, Daisi Omokungbe, 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.
“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” he explained.
Omokungbe stressed that the solution is being tested with its deployment for FCT’s youth and education sectors’ assessments, pointing out 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.