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Connected Advocacy Centre for Youth Development

Benin City, Nigeria
Joined April 2016
Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information


We aim to build an integrated ecosystem where the marginalised citizens are included as active participants in the political economy of their society.



We use advocacy as a tool to connect marginalised citizens with development partners, and policymakers to develop an adaptive, and accountable strategy, for effective stakeholder engagement. We do this through sustainable intervention, empowerment, communication, knowledge exchange, alliance building, innovation, and public awareness to ensure marginalised communities are strengthened and drive policies for implementation while creating awareness on clearly defined thematic areas with a shared vision for positive change.

Aims & Objectives:

  • To encourage and support youth and other marginalised communities to participate in governance and developmental education.
  • To provide grassroots solutions for marginalized communities.
  • To provide and support programs geared towards sustainable peace, intercultural development, transparency and accountability, and citizens’ social contracts.
  • To engage developmental partners to strengthen, and empower the capacity of marginalised communities.
  • Through research, we aim to strengthen and advocate for the implementation of policies to bring about development in society.

Our Thematic Areas: Governance, Health, Climate change, Youth Development, Women Empowerment

Our Target: Youth, Women, Marginalised communities, Policymakers

People Associated With This Organization

Prince Israel Orekha

Connected Advocacy Centre for Youth...
Joined April 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information
Prince Israel Orekha is a Nigerian national, a voice for the oppressed, neglected, exploited and the marginalized poor community in the sub region of Africa, with years of experience in strategic sustainable development solutions in community development, peace building, governance , youths, Empowerment, social justice, advocacy and humanitarian actions. He is actively involved in advocating for the eradication of extreme poverty, unemployment, injustice, inequality, insecurity and climate change through the promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals campaign and programs at the grass root level in Nigeria and west Africa.

He is a Pan African, a Development Activist and Socio Mobilizer and campaigner for justice, equity, safe environment/ drinkable water and youth development affairs.

He is the first Nigerian youth that coordinate South to South African and Latin American Network of Youth Delegation with the Gambian National Youth Council to Argentina on the United Nation Alliance for Civilization, Youth Solidarity Fund Project- On the Role of Youth in the Construction of Intercultural Society, engaging in Inter-faith Dialogue ,intercultural exchange and human capacity development and alternative investment/employment promotions in Africa.

What we want to achieve in this network to help strengthen our capacity in Justice and legal empowerment, and raise support to effectively implement our under listed projects

1. Forum for Justice and Legal Empowerment Nigeria –To building capacity and awareness creation on SDG16 for CSO, Faith base/traditional ,religious leaders, women, youth, students, marginalized, and oppressed Communities.
2. Create Nigeria: Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment Exhibition campaign - know your right using our local content potentials to enlightened our citizens on SDG Goal 16,access to justice and legal aids, as we tell the story of major challenges of Poverty, Injustice, exploitation, oppression and way forward through Creative and Performing Arts Exhibition.
3. Road Shows /Peace Match for Justice and Legal Empowerment Campaign
4. Installation of Justice Clubs in Schools for Strategic Leadership Development and Mentorship on Justice and Legal empowerment in some selected schools in the country, who will later become the Justice Advocate in their local communities.
5. National /Regional Day of Prayers for Justice and legal Empowerment
6. Intercultural justice and Legal Empowerment Mission Exchange Program : For experience sharing and knowledge development .
7. Monitoring and tracking: For Transparency and Accountability Watch for Justice
8. Stand up for Orphans/Windows and underprivileged right for legal justice and empowerment.
Prince Israel Orekha is the network champion (main point of contact) for Connected Advocacy Centre for Youth Development.

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