Leading conversationS between today’s leaders and tomorrow’s leaders without boundaries

who we are

Young Nigerians And Governance (YNAG) is a non-partisan initiative dedicated to teaching young people (age 17-35) action-based civic education to become better citizens of their communities.

We aim to educate young people to become engaged and active citizens through action-based civic and community organizing and engagement programs. At YNAG, we invest in the future leaders that will not only make informed decisions but also be a part of it.

This platform is facilitated by Hopefield Network Inc, a US-based Social Innovation Non-stock corporation.

Our Vision

To be the most trusted and preferred platform for developing leaders for public service in Nigeria and Africa.

Our Mission

To lead conversations between today's Leaders and Tomorrow's Leaders without any boundaries

What we do

YNAG aims to facilitate effective collaboration amongst young people for effective representations and leadership across various levels- community, local councils, state, and country. 

We strengthen our members with education and tools for model leadership and global conversation on political conversations. 

We believe that while the challenges of leadership is different across regions or states, the tools to address them are often similar.

our Core Values


how we work


The annual Young & Emerging Leaders Conference brings together leaders of today in conversation with tomorrow’s leaders without boundaries. The conference which started in 2017 has brought together notable individuals at the forefront of Nigeria and Africa’s development.
This is a conference where leaders are birthed and equipped with training to prosper in civic space.
Highlights include- Keynote speeches, panel discussions, communique, and fun.


The annual governorship essay competition is to celebrate excellence and strengthen our commitment to educating young people by recognizing the best ideas that can promote socio-economic progress of their various states. The essay competition probes the thoughts of young people and engage their ideas for a better society and country.
Prizes endowed to winners include Scholarships, Laptops, Trave Sponsorship and Certificates

International Collaboration

YNAG in partnership with Generation Citizen and SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University, United States is curating and leading a coalition of over 20 civil society organizations across Africa, Middle East, and the America. The Global Network for Youth Action collectively seeks to build a movement in which young people are front and center in improving their own communities, and ultimately, democracies.

Virtual Workshops

YNAG holds a monthly webinar for members and activists across the world to share resources and tools to make them better leaders in their communities and councils.

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