Democracy Series for Participatory Learning and Activism by Youth (DESPLAY Season 9).

Application Deadline: 1oth of January 2014

Youngstars Foundation with support from the National Endowment for Democracy NED – USA, presents the 9th edition of DESPLAY Africa, 2014.

DESPLAY Africa is the most consistent and longest running annual youth democracy training program in Nigeria/West Africa designed to widen young people’s democracy education and foster active youth participation in good governance processes.

Several reports continue to attest to Africa’s potentials, what is left to be seen is performance because we remain the most impoverished and underdeveloped region of the world duly to bad governance. According to the Africa Union, about 65% of African population are young people, thus, Africa is the most youthful continent on earth, by implication, the population that is most affected by Africa’s bad governance are mostly the youth, which is why our generation of youth must rise to the challenge to understand, demand and participate in enthroning quality democracy and good governance for growth and prosperity in Africa.

What DESPLAY Season 9 Offers:

  • Admission slots for ONLY 35 young people within Africa (especially from West and Central African Countries).
  • Three (3) Semesters/Workshops of 4 days each in Nigeria.
  • About 30 knowledge based sessions and focus group discussions and activities.
  • Obtain a youth democracy engagement toolkit (Video and Handbook – FREE)
  • 10 day learning visit to a Southern African country practicing democracy.
  • Get a chance to run for Office of President of DESPLAY Republic Season 9
  • Opportunity to meet and network with young democrats around the Africa.
  • Opportunity to challenge and improve your personal leadership influence and impact among others.


  • Young people from Nigeria and any other African country between the ages of 18 – 35 years.

Registration Fee Per Semester:

 $65 or N10,000

Pre Selected Candidates Informed: 

10th of January 2014.

First Workshop Semester

January 27th-31st, 2014 – Abuja, Nigeria

Apply Now for DESPLAY SEASON 9

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of Young Star Foundation


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