CYPLP is organic, not for profit, social impact organization with informal voice, that is voluntary and inclusive, deeper insight and expertise in sorting multi-sectoral, most pressing social challenges in our society; specifically the informal space.
We represent the voice of most marginalized, informal youths and women groups, left behind in the informal private sectors and the informal ecosystem of everyday people in Nigeria and across Africa online and offline. We came to promote freedom of association for social good.
It is our duty to galvanize voice of voiceless and bring forth real issues and concerns about the informal sector to discussion tables for solutions that lead to sustainable development. We strongly believe in the principle that “no one should be left behind” whether formal or informal in development.
It is therefore our beautiful strategy to integrate and reintegrate informal homegrown solutions in driving social change, “doing no harm”.
The world just need to listen to informal voices too in a fast, dynamic and changing world.
We function in line with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) article 13, operate in line with article 19 and article 20 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 22 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 10 and 11 of African Charter on Human & Peoples Rights.
We exist to translate and give breathe to United Nations Transnational Organized Crime Convention(UNTOC) and Protocols thereto and see to implementation in Nigeria via review mechanism. We rely in existence in accordance to Nigeria constitution of section 39 and 40.
We are individuals, everyday people from different works of life coming together collectively to express, promote, pursue, and defend common interest in Nigeria and across Africa. We co-design creative and innovative homegrown solutions to local problems in our communities, preventing drug use among young people, supporting environmental and wildlife rights, dismantling and disrupting transnational organized crimes among children and supporting criminal justice system for all.
We create safe spaces for locales to take lead in delivering solutions to their local problems so that no one is left behind. Mobilizing local resources and catalyzing informal sector for economic growth and galvanizing local citizens actions to social movement going forward.
Our interest is to leverage on the population of Africa for accelerated productivity by developing capacity of youths and women through entrepreneurship skills for jobs creation; using technology and the social media platforms as enabler.
Accelerating partnership between private businesses, companies, corporation with the civil society organizations(CSOs) as well as advancing Public Private Partnership (PPP) across Nigeria and Africa in the post Covid 19 era for social good sustainability. Educating young people on danger of illicit financial flows and crafting solutions around it to stem money laundering, drug and human trafficking, bribery and theft of state assets, tax and market abuse among others.
We came to mentor, support the building of strong institutions, activating citizens to hold their institutions accountable for transparency, quality and timely service delivery.
Showcase Africa talents and resourcefulness, learn and share diplomatic exchanges in trade and culture to the benefits of the world competitively. But in our hearts, is working assiduously at educating and equipping local/non state actors in security activities vis a viz Civilian Joint Task Force (C-JTF), Vigilante groups etc with human rights knowledge and understanding geared at minimizing rights violations of citizens at grass-root, respect to the rule of law, security and justice at local communities, defend digital rights for all. The anchor to it all is that, we follow, negotiate and influence policies that avails mineral wealth in the extractive industry in Nigeria to the benefits of children and women in host communities and pushes for transparency leading to infrastructural development in the host extractive communities while defending children and women rights to security and prosperity they need today and in the future.We hold firm that mineral resources belongs to the people, and the people have all rights to benefit from it.
Recognizing Agenda 2030, our effort through partnership (SDG17) and collaboration with relevant stakeholders is to join hands in making this ambiguous goals a reality. Convinced about UNSCR 2250, we are creating more spaces for young people from local to global peace actions. Realizing the importance of Agenda 2063, with a mindset of Africa we want, we are energizing with other like-minded Africans all over the world to make this agenda a living. Confirming that peace is what we need for progressive West Africa, we shall pursue passionately with other stakeholders on the fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing in West Africa. We came to promote youths and women’s participation in politics and in leadership process. To galvanize youth and women power in building resilience to corruption, drug abuse, radicalization, violent extremism leading to terrorism for global peace.
We use sport, dance, music and drama as our social marketing strategy to communicate, shape issues and change difficult behaviors and attitudes for impacts on the lives of our target groups over years. Above all, you will be encouraged that CYPLP is self regenerative and sustainable, solving and resolving hard to solved social problems while generating its streams of revenue and funding.
You can be part of our social movement as member. Membership is open to all African citizens all over the world, 18 years above willingly bringing expertise as value to the table. Join us today – http://www.cyplp.net.ng/membership/
To create veritable platforms of engagement of young people, by young people and for young people, through small local actions that can spark big changes in our communities in Nigeria and across Africa.
To mentor and raise young social change champions at local communities in Nigeria and across Africa, spark the spirit of volunteerism that will drive Africa’s self sufficiency and sustainability.
- Research/ Assessment
- Capacity Development
- Psycho Social Support
- Social Media
- Human Rights
- Climate Change
- Health and Wellness
“I was reluctant coming for this workshop – “Young Active Community Leaders Initiative“. I didn’t really understand it when I first saw the advert online, but I encouraged myself to attend since it was a free to attend workshop, and I had always wanted to be active citizen and really am glad I did. My mindset has changed on so many things. I have learned new things, and old things in new ways. Initially I thought my community is where I live. But No, this program presented a new dimension to it, that community starts with me, then my family, neighbors, friends and colleagues, including the people we meet each day online and offline. And that if we are to change the world, we can influence change from within us, by ourselves, to our family, neighbors, friends and people we meet. That was something unimaginable to me and I thanks to CYPLP Team for this opportunity. I will go out there and be the change I want to see, and change my community. Thank you Dennis for this wonderful initiative”.
Sophia I. Okoubulu
“I thank CYPLP for bringing this program – Road Safety Awareness to my school @ Government Boys College, Kaduna. Before now, I knew some of the things that are taught to us today. But I never knew most of them the way I have now. One thing I enjoyed about the program was that, it was informative yet entertaining such that all of us were carried along.
I will try my best to pass on this information to my peers and also take to volunteering to drive change in my community. This is best ever experienced program in my life so far. Thank you”.
Kabiru Zakariyya (SS 3byStudent).
This program TAX EDUCATION is timely but not everyone will understand it, especially the theme – “when it matters most”. I and my colleagues are happy. We now know why our parents pay tax and should be paying tax. I am empowered through this program to know that I can hold Government accountable and demand for open governance and transparency as citizen. My take away is that as I grow, I will pay my tax, and not just pay but pay it into the right source for expected development. Thanks CYPLP Team and please reach out to other young people like me too in other schools, so that we can have more voices for amplification in future. God bless. Mariam Musa – Head Girl, Nasscity Academy.
Click and read our latest newsletter here-
- September/October 2017 – http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Newsletter-sept-2017.pdf
- November edition 2017- http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/November-Newsletter.pdf
- January/February 2018- http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/vol3.pdf
4. April/May 2018 edition – http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/April_May-Newsletter-1.pdf
5. Read about drinking water for life – Independent Impact Assessment of hand pump boreholes in 3 communities in Kaduna State, Nigeria – http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Impact-Assessment.pdf