In strengthening the
relationship, bringing partners up to date with the current trend on the Y-PAC
project, the second day of the capacity building…was relevant. The day opened
with Justina Iji- (Partnership Officer at YAF) welcoming participants and
asking for a recap of day 1, the participants gave impressive individual recap
from the day one indicating a satisfactory understanding of the exercise thus
far, they were excited to share the types of corruption, the corruption
perception index and a lot more that was discussed on the first day.
Dr Udy Okon the Executive
director YAF opened the presentation for the day shortly after Mr. Aaron the
programs Officer reviewed the grand rules. Dr Udy who used her session to
stress the importance of Behavioral Insights and engaging citizens in
anti-corruption through social norms.
Nigeria social Norms and
Behavioral Change, it was a very engaging session as participants shared
experiences on corruption as a social norm, it was good to know that
participants had unique experiences peculiar to their states.
The Senior Programs Officer-
Peace Eno then took a very engaging session on Social Behavior Change
Communication, she spoke on strategies for communicating social change with
participants also sharing unique experiences to buttress the subject.
Mr Aaron did a very detailed
presentation on public awareness campaigns for behavioral change.
He highlighted the process of
identifying issues, audience, messages, and evaluation, the participants were
then grouped into states and tasked to develop public awareness campaign plans
to address corruption related issues for which;
Lagos- Demands for gratification before program/Project execution.
Kano- Recruitment of Teachers
Rivers -The cause of black soothe
Uyo- Multiple levies on Transporters
FCT- Examination Malpractices in Schools
The issues were cross examined
and commitment to improvement on the issues were obtained from all the states.
Mr Samson Doma then rounded
off the day 2 exercise by taking a session on monitoring and evaluation, he
explained terminologies and result measuring on project execution, he went
further to discuss goals, objectives, outcomes, outputs, activities, inputs and
The day 2 training came to an
end to resume again on Wednesday 12th June 2019.
YAF is committed in creating
an enabling society that fosters the growth of youths through programming that
ensures impact on behavioral change for countrywide development. The Y-PAC
project is one of such visions