Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RTF AD: The Cross River State Youth Citizen's Debate

Generational Voices (GenVoices) in partnership with Enough is Enough (EiE) and in collaboration with British Council will run a Citizens’ Debate on the upcoming elections in Nigeria. This will be facilitated through GenVoices’ conversational platform called GenTalks.

Much of the focus of the political process is on highfalutin rhetoric that the average citizen rarely connects to. The Citizens’ Debate is therefore created for young Nigerians to articulate and present their rationale for deciding which of the candidates to support. This spins the wheel to focus on the critical aspect of the governance process; the people.

This Citizens’ Debate is designed for supporters of the presidential/governorship candidates in Nigeria’s General Elections to articulate and present their rationale for deciding what candidate to support. It will be targeted at young audiences aged 18-35.

Continue Reading to see details on how you can participate.

According to Cal Thomas, “One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.

Governorship and other political candidates in Cross River State will be invited to an interactive session with the audience. This will ensure a no-holds-barred and unscripted session of political conversation between citizens and political leaders.

The Objective for this debate is to encourage Youth voter education and engagement to increase awareness about the process and encourage the use of analysis and facts in choosing elected officials. The exercise will also stimulate interest and dialogue about the elections and relevant issues.

The debate details are as follows

Date: Friday, 20th March 2015
Venue: The Kolanut Conference Centre, Barracks Road. Calabar
Time: 1:00pm Prompt
Registration: To participate, send your name and email to 07038478577 or 08187508000

Afterschool Center for Career development, a youth-focused NGO based in Calabar with a focus to inspire, invest, engage and facilitate growth opportunities for young people in transitional stages of their lives, serves as the delivery partners.

Afterschool Center for Career development
25 Mount Zion Road Calabar
T: 07038475111, 08036600522
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